Just recently, we present you the new Rock Shox Monarch DebonAir. Now we got the message that RockShox offers the popular Monarch and Monarch Plus shock with DebonAir Technology directly with the necessary mounts for Specialized and Trek bikes. This allows customers to retrofit the shock despite the special mounts in their bike.

Here is the press release:

RockShox is extending Monarch and Monarch Plus aftermarket availability for selected, highly popular Specialized and Trek frame models, with specific mounting hardware, tunes and configurations.

Meet the new RockShox Monarch and Monarch Plus with DebonAir now for the following Trek and Specialized models:

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Monarch Plus RC3 is available for the following Specialized models –

  • Stumpjumper FSR EVO 29″ 2012-2014
  • Stumpjumper FSR EVO 26″ 2012-2014
  • Enduro 29″ 2013-2014
  • Enduro 26″ 2013-2014
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Monarch RT3 Auto Sag is available for the following Specialized models –

  • Specialized Camber 29″/Rumor 29″ 2013-2014
  • Specialized Camber 29″ EVO 2014
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Monarch RT3 is available for the following Trek models –

  • Fuel EX 29″ 2014
  • Remedy 26″/27.5″ 2010-2014
  • Remedy 29″ 2014
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Monarch Plus RC3 is available for the following TREK models –

  • Trek Slash 26″/27.5″ 2012-2014


The Monarch is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Its lightweight design not only delivers silky smooth travel, but thanks to a redesigned Solo Air spring with updated damping controls, it also delivers a spring rate you’d generally only get from a much heavier coil shock. So you get a durable, fully adjustable shock capable of smoothing out the most aggressive trails, while simultaneously saving you weight for epic cross country riding. In other words, the perfect balance of performance and efficiency. So don’t be fooled by its appearance. Like the wolf, its packaging doesn’t always reveal what’s inside.

Monarch Plus

Unlike a dirt-bike, Monarch Plus rear shock has no rev-limiter. Because with its fusion of the Monarch’s exemplary light weight with an all-new Solo Air system, and a damper design similar to the Vivid Air, the Plus will have you bombing all-mountain trails like it was born to downhill. In other words, you’re going to need some serious stopping power to slow this freight train down. So it might be time to look at some four-piston brakes for your steed.

More information on www.sram.com/rockshox

Words & Pictures: RockShox

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