RockShox Pike 426 coil U-Turn review

A long-travel fork fave

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £359.99 RRP | USD $716.02
RockShox Pike 426 coil U-Turn

Our review

Heavy and short on freeride capability but a versatile, fit-and-forget trail fork
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The Pike has been around for years, but it’s still one of our favourite forks. Every time we do test a batch of suspension forks the one fork we always get asked whether it’s ‘going spare’ is the Pike.

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The combination of simple, reliable Maxle 360 axle and coil sprung control makes it a pleasure to plug in. The easily understandable rebound, compression and platform damping, and the wide travel adjustment range means it’ll add instant versatility and aggression to a lot of different bikes too.

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If we have to criticise, 140mm (5.5in) of travel won’t be enough for everyone, and it is fairly heavy. You can’t argue with the price though and the superb reliability means we’re happy to work around the old school international standard disc mount.

Product Specifications


Name Name, 0, 10, Name, Pike 426 coil U-Turn
Brand Brand, 0, 20, Brand, RockShox

Weight (g) Weight (g), 2, 0, Weight (g), 2515
Spring Type Spring Type, 2, 0, Spring Type, Coil
Disc Caliper Mount Disc Caliper Mount, 2, 0, Disc Caliper Mount, I.S
Min. Fork Travel Min. Fork Travel, 2, 0, Min. Fork Travel, 95mm
Max. Fork Travel Max. Fork Travel, 2, 0, Max. Fork Travel, 120mm