17/01/2011 | 12 comments
We are somewhat spoilt these days when it comes to lightweight air shocks for trail bikes because both this RP23 and the Monarch are so good that it’s difficult to imagine what anyone could do to better them. As long as the shock you choose is correctly tuned to your particular frame in terms of compression, rebound, and volume, then you’ll be laughing either way.
At the flick of a lever you can switch between super supple DH style performance or one of three levels of ‘Pro–Pedal’ which help stop the suspension moving under pedalling and weight shift inputs. It’s fair to say that since its introduction this shock has changed what we have come to expect from a trail bike, and it’s only got better since.