RockShox Recon 351 U-Turn Coil review

Reliable but a bit weighty in this long-travel, coil-sprung version

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
£250.00 RRP
RockShox Recon 351 U-Turn Coil

Our review

Tough smooth travel adjuster, but coil version is weighty
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RockShox’s Recon 351 fork is as reliable as its brothers, although weight suffers in this imported long-travel version.

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Actual coil spring action is good, though, with the stiff legs and smooth action damped by dependable Motion Control innards, for a consistent and controlled feel in 95% of situations.

The U-Turn travel adjustment is totally intuitive and easy to work, while the overall reliability is as outstanding as we’ve come to expect from RockShox.

Basically a Revelation chassis with a steerer made from steel rather than alloy, the Recon spans the RockShox mid-range with both 100mm and 130mm travel units on the official menu.

Unfortunately the only longer ones imported to the UK by Fisher Outdoor are the coil U-Turns, which means a significant (200g+) weight penalty over the air forks. 

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Good value, if weight isn’t an issue.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Recon 351 Coil U-Turn
Brand RockShox

Crown to Axle Length 510
Stanchion Diameter 32
Weight (g) 2066
Colour Black
Material 7075 Aluminium
Spring Type Coil
Min. Fork Travel 85mm
Max. Fork Travel 130mm
Year 2007
Damping Adjustment Compression Rebound
Adjustable Travel Yes
Steerer Material Steel
Damping Motion Control
Crown Material 6061 T6 Aluminium
Lowers Magnesium