- Who's got new 160mm solo air pikes
Had mine for a couple weeks, used them for a couple of trail rides and an uplift day at the Fod. They feel nice and plush and super composed throughout their travel range.Posted 4 years ago
Fitted to 2014 Orange Alpine, 80 Kgs with kit on, 70 psi, 2 tokens fitted, 2 clicks LSC. Not bottomed them yet but have used about 150mm of the travel 😉kimbersSubscriber
Ive got the lower spec versions they are awesome!! but at 90kg Ive been getting thru the travel (in a controlled and smooth manner!) so Im looking for another token or 2 as Ive already fitted the 2 supplied
nobeer- they reduce air chamber volume making them more progressive you just inscrew the top cap and screw them into placePosted 4 years agoneilforrowMember
few clicks of LSC, a few more when in the alps or longer dh type trails where you are over the front a lot.
One thing I have noted about these is the usable range of rebound. You can wind off one or two clicks and notice a positive difference.
Cracking fork.Posted 4 years agoCalamity JamesMember
85kg and have 80psi in them. Only had one ride, so too early for good advice. Three clicks of LSC and rebound quite slow. Bottomed out once on a 3ft drop to flat, so still unsure if they are set up how they should be, will try another few rides before deciding on adding tokens. Riding solo air RCT3s 150 on a Cotic BFe.Posted 4 years agobloodsexmagikMember
Had them about a week and put three rides in. I’m running 75 PSI with no tokens, and LSC dialled right out. WIll probably add a couple of clicks to experiment and then put a token in as well. Might end up taking them out again as I don’t find I use all of the travel. I think it rides high in it actually.
Great forks so far, eaten everything I’ve thrown at it with no issues at all.
Its on a new zesty, and I weigh about 83kgPosted 4 years agoshaggmiesterMember
I have some Rob, 😀Posted 4 years ago
The best forks in the world by far! Track the ground very well and uses the travel very well, actually feel like I’ve got a perfect set of forks finally! Haven’t touched the dials but I put about 70psi and have used about 150mm of the 160 travel. A world apart from Fox forks in my opinion.mactheknifeSubscriber
I agree with shaggmiester, they are pretty much my perfect fork now. Running 150mm ones on my 5 spot.
They just chew up small trail chatter while taking big hits perfectly.
Not really played with the setting too much. Set sag to 25% and a few clicks of LSC and off i went. When im out more regularly ill probably play about with pressures and tokens etc but right out the box they were nearly dead on.
Oh MTBR thread is MTBRPosted 4 years agoLoCoMember
RCT3 were pretty good and nice and light, have sold them now and have a set of X Fusion Sweeps on the way as changing wheel size and fancied trying something new, Devilles were off the list as warranty is a waste of time due to abomnable parts supply from BOS if anything goes wrong…Posted 4 years agoTazSubscriber
On fast and or steep stuff the Pikes are almost as good as the Devilles I had which is a HUGE compliment
On smaller trail chatter they are better
I am assuming as they are Rock Shox they will be very reliable and will have great back up if they do fail.
2 Tokens, 2 clicks of LSC 85 PSI (I guess I am around 85kgs kitted up) – Brilliant.
I have a Fox 34 on my other bike. After adding 15ml of fox float fluid to the Fox air chanmber they improved markedly. They are still well behind the Pikes though.Posted 4 years agoSimwitSubscriber
Loco, please post up your thoughts on the Sweeps when you’ve had a chance to evaluate them? I just bought some when Pikes where out of stock everywhere & so far they feel great, then again I don’t have the chance to ride as many forks as you must do so it will be very interesting to hear the point of view of a suspension professional ( plus I’m hoping you’ll pass on some setup tips as & when 😉 )Posted 4 years agoboltonjonMember
Just fitted some 160mm Solos to my Liteville 301, replacing some Devilles
Been out for a 20 mile blast – nothing epic enough to really test the forks – but they felt real nice – no discernible difference to the Devilles
I’ll be testing them on some more challenging stuff in the next week – but first impressions – very good
I’m 85kgs and there is 85psi in – will fettle next week!Posted 4 years ago
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