Without a doubt, one of the industry leaders in bicycle suspension is RockShox. They span the gamut from the lightest XC forks to the largest DH forks. Pike is one of their signature forks. The RockShox Pike fork has undergone multiple modifications and updates since it was first introduced back in 2013.
The Pike lost about 160 grammes because of the most recent chassis, which significantly improved ride comfort. Therefore, in this review, we will all the variants of the RockShox Pike. So, stick with us in this journey as we go deep.
RockShox provides the whole Pike fork lineup. Therefore, the following are the main variants:
Priced at £964, the Pike Ultimate is the most expensive model. The set also includes SKF wiper seals in addition to a Charger 3 damper and a DebonAir+ air spring. As the highest model in the line, it comes equipped with all the latest technological features, such as Buttercups, torque cap adapters, and a light, machined crown. Gloss Silver or Ultimate High Gloss Black are the two colour options for this fork.
The Pike Select+, on the other hand, includes most of what the Ultimate does but does without the lightweight crown and Buttercups technology. This appears to be an OEM-only model with no aftermarket alternatives. Furthermore, the new Charger 2.1 damper with a low-speed compression adjust is also present in it.
For those searching for a reliable trail fork without going over budget, the Select is the right model. The air spring is a DebonAir+, while the damping components are a Charger RC damper with Maxima Plush damping fluid.
Furthermore, you can see SKF wiper seals in this image. This one has torque cap adapters and may be upgraded to use pressure relief valves. The price of The Pike Select is £723.
The Pike base completes the Pike line. It includes the Rush RC damper, DebonAir+ air spring, and all of the other features found on the Select model, as well as the option to update the fork to employ Pressure Relief Valves. This one appears to be OEM-only, just like the Select+.
For those who prefer to blast it off dirt jumps and tear down slopestyle courses, RockShox even provides a dirt jump or DJ version of the Pike. This is basically an additional variant of the Pike series.