Super Deluxe RC3
The directive was simple. Engineer a shock that does for rear-suspension performance what Pike did for forks. Simple? Don’t bet on it. A gamble? Absolutely. It required a complete change in the way we approach shock design. It meant focusing on performance first and leaving old constraints behind. And it gave us a clear path to develop the world’s lowest-friction shock — Super Deluxe. Metric sizing gives Super Deluxe significantly increased bushing overlap, which, together with a sophisticated new bushing profile, virtually eliminates friction in the shock. A new damper holds the shock high in its stroke and offers unparalleled traction. Unshackled from the old obstacles of shock design, Super Deluxe is free to tackle new ones — on the trail. This changes everything.
This product is installed on bicycles as original equipment only, it is not sold separately. See your dealer for details.Find a Dealer Product Matrix
Specifications for Super Deluxe RC3
|Damping||External rebound, 3-position compression (Open, Pedal, Lock)|
|Rebound Damping||Rapid Recovery|
|Spring||DebonAir, Solo Air|
|Spring Adjust||Air pressure via single schrader valve|
|Shaft Material||7075 aluminum|
|Body Material||7075 aluminum|
|Body Finish||Fast Black|
|Other||Weight based on 190x45 DebonAir model|
- Counter Measure™
The Counter Measure spring reduces the breakaway force of the shock to virtually zero pounds, transforming small bumps in to traction-generating performance.
- METRIC SIZING
Metric sizing allows both suspension and frame manufacturers to significantly simplify rear shock sizing and fitment, while also providing performance benefits to both suspension and frame designs. It also allows for a simpler, rationalized set of mountain hardware, along with new mounting options such as Trunnion and bearing mounts.
- Rapid Recovery™
Who doesn't want more available wheel travel for successive hits? The Rapid Recovery System allows the shock to recovery faster between consecutive bumps, letting the wheel track the ground with greater precision. This more active suspension system, doesn’t pack up and enables the bike to ride in a higher and softer part of the spring rate. Rapid Recovery gives the rider access to more available wheel travel, bump after bump, to achieve a smoother and more controlled ride.
- Sag Gradients™
Don’t set your sag correctly, and you might as well be hopping onto someone else’s bike. But why bust out plastic clips or rulers to keep your suspension fine-tuned? Our sag gradients are printed right on our fork’s upper tubes and shock damper bodies making perfect suspension setup easy and accurate. So give mom back her plastic clip and ruler.
- Solo Air™
Solo Air is like a Buddhist monk. Its enlightened design lets you add air to your forks through a single Schrader valve, filling both the positive and negative air spring chambers simultaneously. So they’re always in perfect equilibrium, like Yin and Yang. Giving you a plush, predictable ride you can set up in seconds, with the lightest weight air spring on the market.