Rockshox Recon 351 U-Turn Coil fork review

Well controlled and versatile choice

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £299.99 RRP | USD $584.60
Rockshox Recon 351 U-Turn Coil

Our review

A versatile, reliable, usefully smooth and controlled performer for the cash
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RockShox’s cheapest ‘proper’ fork still runs an old chassis, but performance is solid for the money. While the Recon hasn’t inherited the latest ‘power bulge’ and post-mount lower leg upgrades, it’s still a stiff, smooth and reassuring fork.


The 351 model also gets RockShox’s Motion Control damping with wide ranging external rebound and compression adjustment that goes right through to lockout.

U-Turn travel-adjust is equally simple, incremental and bombproof via the metal twist top cap, giving the same rate of travel from 85-130mm (3.3-5.1in).


An alloy steerer keeps weight below 2kg and there’s a Maxle screw-through axle version for an extra £100 or a Race air-sprung 120mm (4.7in) option for £349.99.

Product Specifications


Name Recon 351 U-Turn Coil (10)
Brand RockShox

Features 9mm QR axle,
Weight (g) 1979
Available Colours Black
Material Magnesium
Stanchion Diameter 32
Spring Type Coil
Disc Caliper Mount I.S
Min. Fork Travel 85mm
Max. Fork Travel 130mm
Spring Adjustment Change Spring
Damping Motion Control
Upper Tube Material 7000 Series Aluminium