RockShox Recon 351 Solo Air fork review

Tough trail fork

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £400.00 RRP | USD $471.00
RockShox Recon 351 Solo Air

Our review

Slightly weighty but a tough, accurate and reasonably controlled fork for the cash
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This year’s Recon is essentially last year’s Revelation. The use of the 2009 Revelation’s lowers means it inherits the stiff, high security Maxle screw-through axle option and travel goes up to 140mm.

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This means you can push hard into pointy or big block sections without worrying about not making it to the far side. The non-Power Bulge chassis makes it heavier than the Revelation, but the alloy steerer means it’s still under 2kg.

You also get the convenience of a post mount for easy brake setup and it’ll take rotors up to 210mm. The Motion Control damping can get a bit random on long, multiple hit descents but most of the time it’s fine.

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The Recon has widely adjustable rebound damping and a simple low-speed compression to lockout lever for climbing. It takes a few rides to lose stiffness from the seals, but as usual for RockShox, reliability is excellent.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Recon 351 Solo Air (10)
Brand RockShox

Features Options: QR, remote lockout, U-Turn
Weight (g) 1902
Spring Type Air
Disc Caliper Mount Post Mount
Travel 140
Damping Adjustment Lockout Low Speed Compression Rebound
Lowers 20mm Maxle Only