Rockshox Pike RCT3 Fork: Customer Review


Here in this review, one of our customers mounts a new 2018 Rockshox Pike RCT3 fork to his Evil The Following MB frame. The 2018 Pike features an all new chassis and update Charger 2 damper. This looks like a perfect way to finish off a nice build. Check it out!

Rockshox Pike RCT3 Fork Review

So I bought this Rockshox Pike RCT3 to replace my 2017 Fox Factory fork.

I did this for a few reasons: First, I wanted a fork that offered a simple remote lock out for climbing. Secondly, I wanted to try out the new debonair. Lastly, I really like the looks of the black stanchions and they match my Rockshox rear shock!

Set Up

Installation was typical, measure twice, cut the steerer once. There is no instructions for the remote so, all you do is loosen the top two allen cap screws, run your cable through, hold it taught and tighten the screws. The remote in my opinion works ok, but could be faster disengagement. But still only takes a second.

Rockshox Pike RCT3 Fork Review

The new Pike fork’s recommended air pressures seem to be more in line than previous versions. As you can see from the photo’s, I use a Shockwiz. But the fork really didn’t take a lot of tuning to get it dialed. It’s nice to stand up flip the remote and climb away! Lock out isn’t fully rigid but definitely offers a nice platform for climbing.

The decals you see on my fork are not OEM. The OEM colors are black and grey.

Performance and Final Thoughts

The new Pike RCT3 fork performs better in my opinion than my old Fox factory fork and previous Pike versions. After adding a token for a more progressive feel, the fork maintains a high stroke and an almost bottomless feel. Brake dive is not present. Btw, I weigh 195 pounds in my birthday suite!

Rockshox Pike RCT3 Fork Review
This fork has got to be one of the best on the market and I got a fair price from Worldwide Cyclery. Thanks guys!

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March 12, 2018

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