The RockShox Pike RCT3 is the best trail fork of 2014. It offers an unbeatable balance of stiffness, performance, and weight, and impresses with its neat design and simple controls for the Charger damper unit. The Rapid Recovery System ensures more grip. Its smooth response qualities, high precision, and a progressive spring rate result in a fork that offers outstanding overall performance.


  • Rapid Recovery System for quicker response to back-to-back hits
  • Charger damper with three positions: “open” with adjustable low-speed compression, “pedal,” and “lock”
  • Available in 26”, 27.5”, and 29” with travel ranging from 140mm to 160mm

Weight: 1874 GRAMS (27.5″/160MM)

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Aaron Steinke

Aaron was our first employee and actively helped make our company what it is today, significantly shaping the look and direction of our various magazines. Aaron has been pursuing his own projects since mid-2020 but he continues to advise and support us on issues of marketing and technology. For many years, you would usually have found Aaron at casual enduro races, but increasingly you'll find him riding his road bike – long live freedom on two wheels!