RockShox Pike 454 U-Turn fork review

Hardcore trail fork

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £499.99 RRP | USD $604.00
RockShox Pike 454 U-Turn

Our review

Heavy for its travel but has solid feel, smooth control and great reliability
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The Pike is the original heavy-duty screw-through-axle trail fork and it’s still a tempting hardcore option.


The chassis hasn’t been changed since it was introduced and the solid crown plug and solid Maxle lever mean it now looks heavy for its travel. The IS brake mount is less convenient than Post Mount too.

Its strength is second to none though, and it feels more accurate on the trail than any other 140-150mm (5.5-5.9in) travel fork.


The well-weighted coil spring and Motion Control damping are controlled enough for most situations and U-Turn is still the best travel adjust system around and reliability is great, whatever the weather. PUSH or Black Box cartridge upgrades are also available.

Product Specifications


Name Pike 454 U-Turn (10)
Brand RockShox

Features 520mm fork height, axle: 20mm maxle 360, maximum rotor size: 210mm,
Weight (g) 2358
Available Colours Black Silver
Spring Type Coil
Disc Caliper Mount I.S
Min. Fork Travel 95mm
Max. Fork Travel 140mm
Damping Adjustment External Low Speed Compression External Rebound Floodgate Lockout
Adjustable Travel Yes
Damping Motion Control
Crown Material 6061 T6 Aluminium
Stanchions Material Alloy