Pike Open Bath
Rockshox Pike Open Bath Cartridge and Adaptor Kit
New reduced Price for air forks,
The best performance modification you will ever do to your fork!
This will make your fork feel like a completely different
Open Bath Cartridge system for better lubrication, smoother action and low maintenance.
External low speed compression and low speed rebound adjusters
Internal revalvable custom high speed compression and rebound valving.
Internal Anti-dive MidValving.
Optional ABS when air ramp-up is not enough to prevent bottoming
Includes the 20 mm Cartridge Damper Kit Insert, adaptors and fork rebound cap.
Self install kit, user serviceable and revalvable
All cartridges can accommodate up to 160 mm of travel for those who have modified their stock stroke.
Adjustable travel positions are still functional as
only the damper side is modified.
Available for all models including 26, 27.5 and 29
Replacement open bath maintenance free speed
sensitive damper assembly, "set it and forget it"
*Self install kit assumes good working knowledge of internals and service procedures.
Need us to install it for you, just send your fork to us and we will install it for $100 including Spectro 85/150 oil.
Pike Open Bath
Open Bath Cartridge shown in Pike 26
Compression adjuster Knob Kit available soon.
Rockshox Pike Open Bath Cartridge Kit including
Custom valved and set-up to rider weight, ability and riding style
We hope to have a separate installation manual online soon.
ABS option available, see below to add to cart.
Do you need us to install it for you? Ship your fork to us and we can install it for $100, shipping is just the cartridge cost(US orders only), includes Spectro 85/150 oil, see below to add to cart.
Add option here
only available on the 27.5 and 29er forks, due to length constraints.
Have us install your cartridge for you
Ship us your fork, we
will install your new cartridge
Add option here, does not include shipping back to you, we will adjust your shipping total depending on where you live in the world and send you a Paypal invoice for the difference.
Looking for the Charger Damper Upgrade Kit, Look below or click on the link:
For those who want to keep the Charger damper and want a lower cost alternative to the complete cartridge replacement
We are offering a replacement compression valve and rebound piston kit for the pike.
This kit will allow you to revalve and add adjustable midvalve to the charger damper. It will also have a more independent way to adjust the high speed without affecting the mid and low speed damping. The stock rebound valve does have a midvalve of sorts, it is a 16 mm x .15 shim supported by a check spring with a bit of resistance.
Rockshox is using the same size cartridge as ours, (they use the
same 20 mm cartridge and 6 mm ID shims that we use) and our rebound
piston and compression valve from our cartridge fits right in and
allows us to offer this as a tuning option for the stock internals.
This would give riders the option to retain the charger damper system
and add features to the internals that create tunable midvalves, compression
and rebound ported valving and reshimming options. The stock piston
and valves are very limited as to what you can do to the shims for
revalving and midvalve.
Stock Charger Rebound Piston and check plate assembly.
Avalanche Suspension rebound piston and midvalve assembly
Stock Charger Compression Piston with Pedal Lock-out plate, notice
the very large 2 port design with the threshold rim loaded valve.
The Piston/Valve Kit for the Charger Damper
Compression valve and rebound piston
* New Compression valve with converted high speed adjustment(RCT3
only), soft med, hard(open, pedal, lock),
Optional Nitrogen Sleeve for Charger Bladder
Eliminates cavitation and improves high speed damping performance
Installs directly over existing bladder
Charger Cartridge Upgrade Piston/Valve Kit
Compression Piston and High Speed Adjuster Optional Spring System
Rebound Piston and Midvalve Assembly
The damper seems to have too much slow/low speed comression
and feels a bit spikey on slow bumps?
Just seems extreme ditching the Pike bladder for open
bath, in that case might as well set up a Lyrik.
How is the HSC range with just the 3 settings?
I'd bet most riders on a Pike spend almost all their
time in the Open mode. To bad to have 2/3 of a shock's settings barely
I'm not OK with 2/3rds of the fork's setting being unusable
because the Trail is too harsh, the Lockout is useless on a trailbike.
I assume the nitrogen sleeve is a phase 2 for your mod
- yes? I see the ultimate value of the mod over the Open Bath
if you want your shop to do it instead of you (maintain
like a stock Pike per se). Wouldn't the nitrogen sleeve take away
another chunk of the 110g weight savings and limit the ease of maintenance
since you need a new nitrogen charge after servicing - leaving just
resale appeal? Do you believe the nitrogen sleeve version would outperform
the Open Bath in any way? Just seems like sucking up the 110g and
going open bath may be the easier path :) Thoughts?
I understand that the friction connection and it being
a bladder means if the force is too large the bladder can burst or
break the connection?
When will it be available? And how much?