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If you want a fast-rolling bike that eats up terrain on the climbs and the rip-roaring descents, you want a 29in bike. If you want to turn that trail speed into raging enduro descents, you want the RockShox Pike RCT3 Dual Position Air 160 29in Fork. It brings the Pike’s legendary six inches of high-riding squish to bear on tough climbs and tougher high-speed rally stages, letting you rail corners, hit drops, and boost over rock gardens like a boss without sacrificing any efficiency on the climb, courtesy of the Dual Position air spring. On descents, pop it open to make the most of every millimeter of travel, and flip it closed on the climb to shorten the stroke by 30mm for less bob and increased pedal power over trail furniture and rocky gutters.
RockShox reinforced the chassis of the Pike RCT3 by bulking up the Power Bulge bushings, so it’s super stuff even with the new lighter and thinner 15mm Maxle Lite QR axle—you may still get tossed off your line, but it’ll be harder to blame it on your fork. Rapid Recovery technology keeps you high in the ride, too, so you’ll feel perfectly plush rallying brake bumps or hucking your way through the bike park.