Rock Shox Pike RCT3 Solo Air A2 29" Fork (2017)

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  1. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

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  2. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

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    That's a massive upgrade. If that's a 2020 Pike, it's a no brainer. I don't think it is, but it's still better than any 32 Fox product, and most 34s as well.

    EDIT: I see in your thread title it's a 2017. I'm sticking with my original assessment, although I never tried a 2017 Pike. Still gonna be better than any Fox 32 and most Fox 34s. RCT3 is handy too - climb switch to calm the bob on those long fireroad climbs.
     
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  3. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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    it's a good fork....that is the one I put on the SS, although I found one for $499. I think UC is way overpriced.
     
  4. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

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    I agree. I’m the only schmuck looking for this fork. What the hell happened to governing dynamics? Where did you find it for $499?
     
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  5. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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    biketiresdirect. I checked, they didn’t have any.
     
  6. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

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  7. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

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    I’d consider a boost fork to open up options and be usable on future projects. Somebody mentioned the MRP boostinator that doesn’t require wheel dishing. I may not be helping...


    I had a Xfusion fork for a short time. It worked as advertised during its tenure, fwiw.
     
  8. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

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    I had an X-Fusion Slant. It was meh at best. 2013-16. Not my primary fork, just a spare when my Marzocchi needed service.

    Only picture I could find. Big Bear - note the FF and goggles. I used to be cool.

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    June 15, 2013
     
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  9. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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  10. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

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  11. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

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    Do you have any idea where your Knolly is these days?
     
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  12. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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  13. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

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    I sold it to a guy who lived in San Diego in 2016 - with the Slant on it.
     
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  14. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

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    My only Fox product is the Rhythm on the single speed... Which I love for the price. On the Hightower, I have the Revelation (150) that was greatly enhanced by the Luftkappe. Before the Luftkappe, it was horrible on washboard type stuff...
     
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  15. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

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    I ordered it. Free shipping, no duty and no sales tax. Definitely gonna do the Luftkappie thingy. All this, of course, after I confirmed with my Trek guy that my 2013 frame has a lifetime warranty.

    Jimmy Pratt is my contact; upload_2020-6-5_9-54-21.jpeg he located this deal for me after he showed me the X-Fusion. He takes the switchbacks like @burt, but Jimmy is not 9 feet tall.
     
  16. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

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    If you are the original owner...
     
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  17. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

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    I am original owner. That 69.9* head angle is gonna slacken out to 69.3* with the new fork. The old fork must be kept for when mama gets back into riding (once the baby grows and she stops breastfeeding and grandma can babysit both kids and and and... In the meantime, I will use this rig for the numerous death marches I pursue.
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    Thanks everyone for your input!
     
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  18. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

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    I got my fork yesterday...kind of.

    They sent me the 2018 Fox 34 Float Performance (https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/us/en/fox-suspension-34-float-performance-forks/rp-prod196049)

    ...except they sent me a boost fork...which makes me wonder if they even have a non-boost version. I emailed them and am waiting for a reply.

    Luckily, I got a friend who sent me a wheelset a while back that would work with this boost fork, so I may just keep it.

    I mean, who returns a Boost fork for a non-Boost fork these days?
     
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