Is RockShox Monarch good?
The Monarch is a classic for good reason. Sag markings and simple, intuitive controls make it a cinch to get set up. This RC3 Debonair version uses a huge negative chamber, giving (almost) coil-spring levels of sensitivity in the beginning stroke, before ramping up smoothly after sag to prevent wallow.
Does RockShox monarch R have lockout?
The Monarch RL is essentially the same shock as the Monarch RT but instead of an Open/Threshold lever, this one gets an Open/Lockout lever. In the lockout mode the shock resists any compression.
How much travel does a RockShox Monarch RT have?
2017 Rock Shox Monarch RT Rear Shock 150mm Travel.
Is the RockShox monarch Ra good shock?
I highly recommend this shock to any trail riders and ‘descent’ oriented cross country racers. This was a no-brainer upgrade to an aging frame with a rear shock that had been through multiple rebuilds. It has completely woken an ‘older’ trail bike up and modernized the performance of the suspension.
How much travel does a RockShox Monarch Plus have?
My frame isn’t Rampage-worthy, but bigger drops have not been an issue for the Monarch Plus. I only have about 140mm of travel in the back, but I’ve been able to send 3-4 foot drops without worry of bottoming out. The Plus RC3 rear shock soaks up the impact no problem.
How much air should I run in my monarch RockShox?
Generally you probably want around 25-30% but it depends on your preference, frame and riding style so find a nice bit of single track and go testing with different pressures. I’m a medium smidge over 12 stone and have 210 psi in the Monarch on my 2015 G150, fwiw.
Is the RockShox monarch plus the best air shock for You?
The Monarch Plus’s coil-like performance pushes it straight to the top of our wishlist of hard-hitting air shocks The idea behind RockShox’s Monarch Plus was to make an air shock that, while remaining light, provides consistent damping and isn’t affected by heat build-up on longer, rougher runs.
What does the R Mean on monarch shocks?
The Monarch R shock is the entry level inline shock (no piggyback), the R denoting that there is rebound adjustment available. You can’t fit volume reducer tokens to this shock either making it a simple and not highly adjustable shock.
What type of air spring does RockShox use?
This is the standard air spring seen on RockShox forks and shocks. It’s called Solo air because you only need to add air to a single valve and the spring will equalise the negative chamber by itself. At one point, they had a Dual Air spring that required you to do this via a second valve, hence the name.
What’s the difference between the monarch RT3 and RT3 plus R shock?
The Monarch RT3 gets the same DebonAir air spring and rebound adjustment dial but this shock gets a three position lever giving the rider the choice of open, threshold and lockout. The Monarch Plus R shock is the first in the range with a ‘piggyback reservoir’.