RockShox Pike DJ - first look

New version of the Pike for slopestyle and dirt jump bikes

The RockShox Pike has been lauded by trail riders and enduro racers for its performance and reliability. Now, the suspension fork manufacturer is introducing a version of the Pike tuned for the hard-hitting world of dirt jump and slopestyle riding.

The Pike DJ shares the same 35mm chassis as the current Pike and adds a custom-tuned Charger damper. The extra firm compression tune provides additional support for aggressive riding.

The Pike DJ will be available this July and will retail for US$884 / £670 / €786. It will only be offered for 26in wheels and will come in 100mm and 140mm versions.

The 100mm version uses an air spring that is much more progressive than its longer-legged brethren. RockShox states it is the equivalent of using five Bottomless Tokens installed in a standard 26in Pike.

The rockshox pike dj will only be offered for 26in wheels and comes in 100mm and 140mm versions: the rockshox pike dj will only be offered for 26in wheels and comes in 100mm and 140mm versions

RockShox will offer the Pike DJ in 100mm and 140mm versions

Complete specifications:

  • Claimed weight: 1845g (4.06lb)
  • Wheel size: 26in
  • Suspension travel: 100mm, 140mm 
  • Steerer tube: Tapered aluminum 
  • Crown: Forged, hollow 7050 aluminum 
  • Axle type: 15x100mm Maxle Ultimate 
  • External adjustments: Rebound, low-speed compression 
  • Air spring: Solo Air 
  • Colors: Black, Diffusion Black, White 
  • Fork offset: 40mm 
  • Maximum Rotor Size: 200mm 

For more information visit www.sram.com/rockshox.

Josh Patterson

Tech Editor, US
Josh has been riding and racing mountain bikes since 1998. Being stubborn, endurance racing was a natural fit. Josh bankrolled his two-wheeled addiction by wrenching at various bike shops across the US for 10 years and even tried his hand at frame building. These days Josh spends most of his time riding the trails around his home in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, cyclocross, road
  • Preferred Terrain: Anywhere with rock- and root-infested technical singletrack. He also enjoys unnecessarily long gravel races.
  • Current Bikes: Trek Remedy 29 9.9, Yeti ASRc, Specialized CruX, Spot singlespeed, Trek District 9
  • Dream Bike: Evil The Following, a custom Moots 27.5+ for bikepacking adventures
  • Beer of Choice: PBR
  • Location: Fort Collins, CO, USA

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