RockShox Pike B1 & B2 2018

The B1/B2 Pike was a complete redesign of the A1-A2 Pike.  It uses the 35 mm stanchions but changed threads, air spring details, brake mounts and was only available in boost with the charger 2 damper.  Major internal change is spring and damper sizes are the same across both wheel sizes. A1-A2 used longer shafts for 29" wheels.  Visually it has a scalloped front to the brace and recessed air valve cap.
Pike B1-B2


Fork Details & Identification:


Brand


Rockshox


Stanchions


35 mm aluminum,
Black anodised


Model


RC with Charger 2 RC damper & solo air spring
RCT3 with Charger 2 RCT3 damper and solo air or DPA (dual position air) spring


Crown & Uppers


Aluminium


Release
Year/s


2018-19


Decals


Various


Damper


RC - Charger 2 RC  Adjustable LSR & compression.

RCT3 - Charger 2 RCT3 Adjustable LSR & LSC with three pedal/lockout modes


Wheel Size


27" boost or 29" boost

Both fit up to 2.8" tyres


Spring


Solo air spring for 2018
2019 used the Debonair upgrade

DPA (dual position air) version also available


Configurations
& Travel



27 & 29" 120-160 mm

Travel set by air shaft length


Fitment
Options


Tapered steerer only
Boost axle only
PM180 disc mount


Stem


Conventional


Updates
Since
2018


Debonair air shaft


Upgrade
Compatibility


2019 Debonair air shafts fit 2018 forks



Upgrades:

Make your Pike even better with these upgrades.  Purchase either with a Shockcraft service or for DIY installation.  Pricing is provided at links below.


Unharsh &
Matrix Tune



Unharsh modifications and matrix tuning of the Charger 2 damper (RC or RCT3) to suit your weight, terrain and riding style
Learn More

 
Debonair
Air Shaft
Upgrade


MY2019 Debonair shafts are backwards compatible with 2018 forks to give better small bump compliance and better mid-stroke support.  Also used for travel change.
Learn More


Vorsprung
Luftkappe


MY2018 forks can use the Vorsprung Luftkappe to get even better results than debonair.  More negative volume and higher compression ratio for negative.
Learn More


Vorsprung
Smashpot
Coil
Conversion

Vorpsprung Smashpot coil conversion system for RockShox Pike, Lyrik & Yari forks
Learn More



Fluids:


Stock


RC/RCT3 - Rockshox/Maxima 3 wt fork oil in damper - bleed full.
All - Grease in air-spring.
Rockshox/Maxima 0W30 Semibath - both sides - 10 cc


Shockcraft Recommended


RC/RCT3 - Hot Oil Green in Charger Damper for quiet operation.
RC/RCT3 - Hot Oil Pink in Charger Damper for highest performance.
Motorex Supergliss 10 cc bath oil in both sides.
Slickoleum - air piston & seals