The Lyrik Ultimate combines the completely re-tuned Charger 2 damper with new SKF wiper seals, SKF damper cartridge seals, and Maxima Plush fluid for a buttery smooth feel while allowing the fork to ride higher in travel on compression keeping the tires planted on the ground on rebound for unmatched control. With options for RC2 and RCT3 Charger 2 dampers, riders are able to find the perfect level of adjustment for their ride.
Charger 2.1 Cartridge
The Charger 2.1 damper has been completely redesigned to reduce friction and reduce arm pump. For more safety and control on the trail, a new shimstack is used in the high speed compression, which in combination with the firmer low speed compression provides better support, while also sucking up big hits.
It’s ok to be soft. DebonAir is not ashamed to give way under the weakest push. In fact, it makes forks and shocks plusher than ever, right from the start. It might seem a weakness, until you take DebonAir to the trail. The connection between your bike and the terrain will be seamless, as your DebonAir equipped fork absorbs every little hit without any harsh feeling on your body. A shock so soft, you can push way harder.
Bottomless Tokens allow riders to easily custom tune their RockShox fork’s air-spring performance to best match their own riding style and suspension preference. Adding the easy-to-install Bottomless Tokens changes the air-spring curve to resist bottom-out after a big hit, giving aggressive riders the power to attack the trail harder. Removing Bottomless Tokens makes the air-spring curve more linear, enhancing suspension feel for certain types of terrain or trail condition and ensuring riders who are less front-end aggressive benefit from 100 percent of their fork’s travel.
Who doesn't want more available wheel travel for successive hits? The Rapid Recovery System allows the shock to recovery faster between consecutive bumps, letting the wheel track the ground with greater precision. This more active suspension system doesn’t pack up and enables the bike to ride in a higher and softer part of the spring rate. Rapid Recovery gives the rider access to more available wheel travel, bump after bump, to achieve a smoother and more controlled ride.
Torque Caps make the bond between hub and fork dropout stronger, with an increased surface area connecting the two. This creates a stronger, stiffer interface, giving you a more responsive front wheel and more control. So you concentrate on the most important connection, the one between your bike and the trail.
With revolutionary advancements in bicycle componentry, like SRAM’s XX1, X01 and X1 drivetrains, mountain bike designers have been given almost limitless freedom to focus solely on the performance of the bike. Each advancement demands that the entire package works flawlessly. Aggressive trail and enduro riders have been increasingly enjoying the benefits of larger wheels, but many still view 27.5" and 29" wheels as a possible weak link. Which is why SRAM has developed an open standard with Boost compatible components for SRAM drivetrain, hubs and RockShox forks.
Who would have thought that RockShox could make a thru axle disappear? The new Maxle Stealth offers a lightweight, slim alternative to the Maxle Lite and Maxle Ultimate.