RockShox Monarch RL Rear Shock
TRACTION LIKE YOU NEVER FELT BEFORE.
The Monarch is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Its lightweight design not only delivers silky smooth travel, but thanks to a redesigned Solo Air spring with updated damping controls, it also delivers a spring rate you’d generally only get from a much heavier coil shock. So you get a durable, fully adjustable shock capable of smoothing out the most aggressive trails, while simultaneously saving you weight for epic cross country riding. In other words, the perfect balance of performance and efficiency. So don’t be fooled by its appearance. Like the wolf, its packaging doesn’t always reveal what’s inside.
Featuring silky smooth travel in a new lightweight design, Monarch floats through bumps even better than before, turning rugged trails into tire-gripping velvet. The chassis is lean while maintaining the durability and adjustability needed to bite off huge chunks of burly trail action and epic cross country.
Specifications for Monarch RL
DAMPING External rebound, 2 position compression (Open/Pedal)
CONFIGURATIONS 165x38mm, 184x44mm, 190x51mm
REBOUND DAMPING Rapid Recovery
SPRING Solo Air
SPRING ADJUST Air pressure via single schrader valve
SHAFT MATERIAL 7075 aluminum
SHAFT DIAMETER 9mm
BODY MATERIAL Hard anodized, forged aluminum with sag gradients
BODY FINISH Fast Black
UPGRADE over R: Lockout
OTHER Weight based on 165x38mm, standard air can, no hardware