When it comes to full suspension bikes, Rock Shox believes in a holistic approach. Rear suspension is every bit as important as the front, which is why offer the same adjustability and serviceability for which RockShox forks are known to our rear shocks. From World Cup podiums to weekend trail excursions, our rear suspension goes the distance.
This sexy siren of downhill racing and freeride combines extreme durability with adjustments that matter when you’re going big. Laser-etched controls let you dial in beginning- and ending-stroke rebound as well as low-speed compression to make this shock fly through rock gardens just as smoothly as it absorbs a sudden drop in altitude—but when those drops happen, the adjustable DropStop bottom-out system will be there to cushion the landing.
Offered in Med and Low compression tunes for differing leverage ratio frame designs: Medium for 2.5-3.0 ratio, and Low for <2.5 ratio (leverage ratio = wheel/frame travel divided by shock travel/stroke). If in doubt or on the cusp, use a medium-rate shock since it has the widest range of damping adjustment
Spring Adjust: Spring via Preload, DropStop Bottom-Out System
Shaft Material: 7075 Aluminium
Shaft Diameter: 12.7mm
Body Material: Hard Anodized Forged Aluminium
Spring: Not Included
*Weight based on 216 x 63.5, without hardware or spring
DropStop: Bottom out adjustment at its finest. Our DropStop technologies control harsh bottoming out by ramping up the spring rate as the suspension nears full compression using either elastomer bumpers or air volume adjustment. Say goodbye to that harsh feel and awful “KER-thunk” sound on even the hardest of landings
Dual Flow Adjust: Dual Flow Adjust has the effectiveness of Dual Flow’s independent damping circuits with the added control of externally adjustable beginning- and ending-stroke rebound. Tuning suspension to actively respond to successive small bumps as perfectly as it absorbs big drops has never been easier
Fixed Coil: The coil spring is a simple, time-tested design with a smooth feel characterized by a linear spring curve
Hot Rod: Your suspension should never fade before you do—that’s why we developed Hot Rod to build fade-free performance into the new Vivid Air. A RockShox-tuned thermoplastic resin core in the adjuster rod expands when your shock heats up, resulting in consistent rebound force no matter how long or aggressive the descent
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Medium Compression Tune, Low Compression Tune