RockShox Pike Ultimate 27.5" Charger 3 RC2 - 44mm Offset
As mountain biking zeroes in on the ultimate trail bike, a certain formula comes together: super-capable, shorter travel, aggressive geometry, lightweight on the scales, and heavy on the attitude—Pike is the ultimate solution.
Not afraid of the rooty chutes. Not intimidated by the calf-crushing climbs. Rockshox redesigned the trail-capable legend with a new 35mm chassis equipped with podium-proven technology like the new Charger 3 damper featuring vibration-killing ButterCups. A fork designed to level up your trail game.
Charger 3 Damper
What sets Charger 3 apart from other dampers is the truly independent High Speed Compression (HSC) and Low Speed Compression (LSC) damping. With a reimagined valving design, Charger 3 is a complete revolution in damper tunability. RockShox eliminated HSC and LSC cross-talk—that overlap in adjustment functionality that ties HSC and LSC adjustments together, making truly independent tuning previously impossible. No more mental gymnastics to perform on the fly, no compromises between clicking the dial on HSC and affecting LSC or vice versa. The ability to add HSC or LSC without having to make the sacrifice of taking additional feedback and harshness means gaining more control, confidence, and comfort to enjoy the ride. Tuning your suspension to your desired ride style and trail has never been more precise or more personalized.
Little gold-packaged rubber pucks live at the end of the damper and air spring shafts and fit into the lower leg of the fork. Similar technology is found in off-road vehicles, chainsaws, and most devices that transfer high-frequency vibrations into the hands and arms of the user. Like a rubber mount on the handle of the chainsaw, ButterCups measurably eliminate trail chatter by on average 20%. Proven by data acquisition over thousands of trail miles and confirmed by riders. Featured in all Ultimate models and upgrade-able in the full line up of new Pike, Lyrik, and ZEBs.
Debonair+ Air Spring
By focusing on refining the shape of the spring curve, RockShox created an air spring that’s more plush off-the-top, with a supremely supportive mid-stroke and improved end-stroke ramp up. They zeroed in on details to improve small bump absorption to be extremely reactive over every inch of trail and added mid-stroke support allowing the fork to sit higher in travel and utilize every millimeter of travel. The new DebonAir+ offers a supreme ride feel and consistency you can trust.
Pressure Relief Valves
New pressure relief valves eliminate unwanted air pressure build-up in the fork lower leg caused by variations in altitude or temperature. With the press of a button, Pressure Relief Valves restore premium fork feel throughout the travel.
- 35mm chassis is at home on the trail - satisfyingly stiff, playful, and light
- Ultimate Bushing Package maximizes bushing overlap, reducing friction and creating the smoothest ride possible
- Maxima Plush Dynamic Suspension Lube reduces friction, lasts longer, and enhances suspension performance ride after ride
- Bolt-in torque cap adapters now included for use with standard hub end caps
- Lightweight machined and anodized crown for premium looks and durability
|Travel:||120mm, 130mm, 140mm|
|Max Tire Size:||3.0" (varies by manufacturer)|
|Travel Adjust:||Internally Adjustable (requires additional parts)|
|Axle Configuration:||15x110mm Boost - Bolt-on|
|Disc Mount:||Post Mount 180mm|
|Min. Rotor Size:||180mm|
|Max. Rotor Size:||220mm|
|Steertube Diameter:||1.125" - 1.5" Tapered|
|Intended Use:||Trail / AM|
Specs subject to change without notice. Please check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date information.