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    Axle to Crown measurements on new 29er PIKEs ?

    Has anyone seen AC numbers for the new PIKEs?

    Am interested in the 150mm 29er versions. Would like to know if they are taller than the F34 29er OE 150mm forks.

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    RockShox Pike RCT3 29 MaxleLite15 Solo Air 150 Diffusion Black Tapered 51 Offset
    Axle to Crown Length: 561 mm

    RockShox Pike RCT3 29" MaxleLite15 Solo Air 140 Diffusion Black Tapered 51 Offset
    Axle to Crown Length: 551 mm

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    Thanks chpfly - are these measurements listed on the Rockshox pages anywhere?

    Interesting that the AC measurements are correspondingly lower than the F34 equivalents ( that I have anyway)

    My 2013 F34 CTD 150mm Floats OEs are approx 568mm
    My 2013 F34 CTD 140mm Floats are approx 561mm
    My 2012 F34 RLC 140mm Floats (ex TALAS) are approx 567mm

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    I might be wrong, but I thought the Fox 34 140 was 552.8 mm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin+M View Post
    I might be wrong, but I thought the Fox 34 140 was 552.8 mm?
    Fox website confirms this:

    2013 Product Specifications

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    I will say that my 150mm Pike is shorter A-C than my 2013 Fox 34 140mm.

    So either Fox's or Rockshox's numbers are wrong.

    In reality the Pike is shorter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin+M View Post
    I will say that my 150mm Pike is shorter A-C than my 2013 Fox 34 140mm.

    So either Fox's or Rockshox's numbers are wrong.

    In reality the Pike is shorter.
    If I replace my Fox 140mm, should I get the 150mm Pike? Do you think the A to C distances would be comparable?

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    I can tell you that my 150mm Pike is approximately 7mm shorter than my 2013 Fox 34 Float 140mm. So you can definitely up the travel with the Pike without raising the front end at all vs. using the Fox. The Pike is also about a 1/2 lb lighter.

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    Pike 29er 120-150mm Dual Position has 565mm A-C in 150mm mode. Measured mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fleanutz View Post
    Pike 29er 120-150mm Dual Position has 565mm A-C in 150mm mode. Measured mine.

    If the like is 565 at 150 then it would be 555 at 140. How would this be lower than foxs 552.8 at 140? Even more drastic, how would 565 be lower than 552? Is fox really higher or is SRAM lower?

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    Are these your measurements or foxs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yohyat View Post
    If the like is 565 at 150 then it would be 555 at 140. How would this be lower than foxs 552.8 at 140? Even more drastic, how would 565 be lower than 552? Is fox really higher or is SRAM lower?
    Pic explains it all- Pike 150mm vs. Fox float 140 RLC (both 29 of course).
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    Exactly, the Pike Solo 150mm is shorter A-C than then Fox 34 140mm. I can't speak of the dual air version 150/120mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin+M View Post
    Exactly, the Pike Solo 150mm is shorter A-C than then Fox 34 140mm. I can't speak of the dual air version 150/120mm.
    I wish we could get to the bottom of why the published numbers seem to be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillharman View Post
    I wish we could get to the bottom of why the published numbers seem to be wrong.

    Is the atc different on the rlc than the CTD model?

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    Got my Pike 150mm Solo Air last night. So impressed with the build quality of this fork. For people who may be put off by the price, I was surprised to see that it comes with a shock pump, a star nut, a full rebuild kit, and two of the tokens that let you tune the air spring volume. So far, a premium experience. Compressing it with my hands, it felt very smooth. It also looks burly and feels light. The install will happen Friday night.

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    hmm - wonder why the 150mm pike los likes its stanctions are the same length as the 140 fox?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yohyat View Post
    hmm - wonder why the 150mm pike los likes its stanctions are the same length as the 140 fox?
    I believe the Fox forks have some dead space in the stanchions.

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    me to but i doubt over 10mm more than sram

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    Quote Originally Posted by yohyat View Post
    me to but i doubt over 10mm more than sram
    I will confirm in the next day or two and report in.

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    Re: Axle to Crown measurements on new 29er PIKEs ?

    Measured a 2013 fox float 34 140 and a pike 140 51 last night. The pike was as advertised at ~551 and the float was ~7mm taller.
    Oh and there was a 12g difference between the two. Weighed without axles and crown races; starnut was installed in the fox, and both steer tubes were cut to ~7".

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillharman View Post
    Got my Pike 150mm Solo Air last night. So impressed with the build quality of this fork. For people who may be put off by the price, I was surprised to see that it comes with a shock pump, a star nut, a full rebuild kit, and two of the tokens that let you tune the air spring volume. So far, a premium experience. Compressing it with my hands, it felt very smooth. It also looks burly and feels light. The install will happen Friday night.
    Can u put an actual tape measure on it and give us the real deal A2C?

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    Pike 150mm Solo Air 29. Measurement from top of crown prior to crown race installation, down a line parallel to the steerer tube: 560.5mm. I've had two beers.

    Edit: the same procedure on the Float 34 140mm gave a number of 551mm, which is pretty close to states as well. I have a picture that clearly shows the 150mm Pike has a larger A to C than the Float 140mm. Colin, are you sure your Float isn't 150mm. Another difference is the top out behavior of each fork. The Pike has an air negative spring and the Float has a coil negative spring. As a result, the unweighted equilibrium position of the Float can still be extended by pulling the crown and axle apart, even at 100 psi. The unweighted Pike is at full extension.

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    Ie it's exactly what Rock Shox says it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yohyat View Post
    hmm - wonder why the 150mm pike los likes its stanctions are the same length as the 140 fox?
    Also, If you look at where the stanchions enter the lowers, the rockshox stanchions enter at a lower point than the fox... basically the lowers are a tiny bit shorter on the Pike, and the crown sits down a bit further onto the stanchions as well. And yes, from other threads the fox 34 is capable of being set at 150 (at least the 2013 was) without changing the stanchion length, so the Pike and fox look the same. My buddy has a fox 36 160mm and can never get the o-ring all the way to the top, even with no air in it, which makes us think the stanchions are the same as the 180mm fox 36.
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