It may not be the new Bluto based on a 34mm Pike chassis you were hoping for, but RockShox has a number of smaller additions that are sure to make a number of riders excited. Starting with the Monarch RT3, RockShox’ popular air shock receives a number of internal improvements to make the ride even better. Meant to give the shock more control, adjustment range, and better traction and lockout feel, RT3s will see a new compression piston, poppet valve, and rebound circuit. Thanks to the new piston, compression forces are lessened at high speeds allowing better control over the oil flow. Rebound is improved as well with an additional shaft port for the beginning of the stroke and a dual taper rebound needle which again increases the oil flow for more adjustment over a wider range. The new poppet valve includes an o-ring and riveted shims which makes a better seal and results in a more positive feeling lockout.
Available in May in all standard Monarch RT3 sizes and air cans, the new RT3 design is just one of a number of new additions…
At first glance we thought this might have been a replacement remote for the Reverb to compete with the recently introduced remote from Novyparts, but it turns out the new OneLoc is a replacement for the PushLoc remote and is designed to integrate cleanly with the Reverb remote and Gripshifts. Available in right/left and above/below mounting options with tall or standard clamps, the OneLoc provides more leverage than the PushLoc and uses separate levers to lock or unlock your suspension fork. Suspension forks will ship with a right/above remote which doubles as the left/below version as well.
The OneLoc joins the PopLoc and XLoc remotes to cover the spectrum of RockShox remote lockout products.
Find the Maxle Lite too heavy and bulky for your liking? Make it disappear with the new Maxle Stealth. Offered in 15×100, 15×110, and 15×150 sizes, the standard size comes in at 37g which is nearly half that of the Maxle Lite. Featuring simple installation/removal with a 6mm allen wrench, Maxle Stealths will be available as upgrades for SID, Reba, Revelation, Bluto, and Pike.
Last but certainly not least, the RS-1 is getting a new coat of paint. It’s also dropping in size to include a new option for 27.5″ wheels. Bringing all of the RS-1 technology to the middle weight wheel class, the new version is a dedicated 27.5″ version that includes a 42mm offset and 100 or 120mm travel options. Saving just 20g off the weight of the 29″ version, the 27.5″ inverted fork has identical specs other than the offset numbers.
Both 27.5″ and 29″ versions get a new Gloss White color option with red/black or grey decals. Available in June.