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Pike replacement

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by yopaulie, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. yopaulie New Member

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    What would be a good replacement for my old Pike? I can’t seem to find anything that adjusts travel from 95 to 140 that is strong and won’t break the bank. My old Pike still works great but has seen numerous drops and thrashings over the last 5 years so I don’t want to take the chance of trashing myself.
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    Mmm I'm in the same boat.

    I was looking at the 44s rc3 ti? Looks like a good fork. Coil sprung. Maybe worth a look?

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  4. yopaulie New Member

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    The 44 looks pretty good, and I could push the Pike but am concerned with catastrophic failure of the fork. I use the Pike on a hardtail so I like the ability to go down to 95 for dj's and back up for everything else.....I want it all damit! :)
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  5. Sonic Reducer New Member

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    revelations are nice. if you really beat on your fork or are a bigger guy go to a lyrik or fox 36 something.
    I run a revelation XX on the do everything bike but wish for a bit more fork sometimes. I'd probably go lyrik next time around.
    I have a pike on the DJ bike and it has been a phenomenal fork, was at 140 on a trail bike that got straight up abused for years and now gets nosecased at 100mm and 200psi, lol. great fork.
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    not sure if it still holds true, but the pike and revelation are/were the same fork. only difference was the pike was a 20mm axle. pike was discontinued when they introduced the 20mm revelation. (2009/10 maybe?). I put a set of pike lowers on an '08 revelation and have had 0 issues with it.
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  9. saruti Member

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    stay with the PIKE.
    best 140mm fork ever made!!
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  10. dump Active Member

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    Nobody makes this fork anymore unfortunately.
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    My thought too. I'm interested in the Slant fork myself for my next bike.
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  12. 4130biker Active Member

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    I was eyeballing this little gem for something similiar:
    http://www.sram.com/rockshox/products/sektor-tk
    Apparently same chassis as a revelation, but available with dual position coil. Lots of travel options, I was considering mating my revelation damper to this fork. Looks to be very close to a pike with the exception that it's two postion coil vs u-turn coil. sounds like tapered and 20mm are options on this guy too.

    Here's this for more reading:
    http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/gear/c...ct/review-rockshox-sektor-rl-dp-coil-12-46064
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  13. dump Active Member

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    Speaking of a sektor, I picked up a RL 201112 version, with 20mm. Looking forward to how it rides.
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  15. dropmachine.com Active Member

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    This makes me happy that I kept my mint 454 instead of selling it.

    That said, I have nothing to put it on, so...
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  16. Freeridin' New Member

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    I'd say rebuild your pike and ride it until it breaks...often on the lower's arch.

    Or pick up a Revelation or Sector and drop your U-turn coil assembly in. Presto.....95-140mm.
    http://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/1160620/
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    I still have my Pike 351, and was going to put a Push kit in it and a 454 decal :)
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    Pshhh, what are all these numbers? I have my Pike Team with blue lowers on my DJ.
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  19. yopaulie New Member

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    Lots of good idea's! I am still surprised that a fork like the Pike (mostly the travel adjust) hasn’t been brought to market. If you’re a DJer you probably ride it hard in the woods too....unless you have another bike for that. To me a beefy hardtail is the only bike that can do it all....:)
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    Went through this same issue for months. Trying to find a tapered 20mm BB Rev. I'm trying to lower some weight on my SX 4X. My Pike 426 on my DJer weights the same a the Lyrik I just took off. Finally bought a used 2012 Rev 15mm and converted my hubs. Planning on dropping a Pike u-turn in when my rear shock gets back from PUSH.
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  21. ZoRo Active Member

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    So you could drop a (Pike) u-turn assembly in a rev?? Aren't all the revelations air-based?? Doesn't it cause interference in the stanchions when you drop a coil in there??

    Would be a great option!
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  22. dump Active Member

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    We need to do some experimentation.
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  23. jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    not sure on the newer gen revs, but on the older stuff - when the pikes were on the market alongside the revelations - it was all pretty interchangeable.
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    I picked up a Sektor a while back to save a litte dough over buying a Rev. I was running a Lyrik and didn't need that much fork for the trailbike.
    I have had zero issues with the Sektor. No regrets in not buying the Rev.
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  25. OffCamber Member

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    I'll let ya know for sure soon. Just got the base plate assembly. Gonna pull the dual air out.
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  26. dump Active Member

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    Trying out a sektor this spring. Have heard good things.
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    RS sektor
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