As the ﬁrst screw-through trail fork, Pike’s reliability is legendary, but its price-performance ratio has suffered recently.
Based around the 20mm screw-through Maxle, the chunky Pike set whole new standards for stiffness, and U-Turn is still the best travel adjust system around.
Air versions have been discontinued in favour of the Revelation and the coil versions are pretty heavy for a trail fork.
Also, the Motion Control damping system runs out of control if you really push it hard through long rocky/steppy sections.
IS brake mounts are outdated too and it’s gone up in price massively this year. Its reputation for reliability is well deserved though, and Push damping upgrades are available.
|Name||Pike 426 U-Turn 2009|
|Min. Fork Travel||95mm|
|Max. Fork Travel||140mm|
|Damping Adjustment||Compression Adjust and Lock External Rebound Floodgate|
|Steerer Material||4130 Chromoly|
|Spring Adjustment||Change Spring|
|Mounts||International Standard Disc Brake Mounts|