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RockShox Guide

At Summit Bicycles, we know all the best brands when it comes to mountain bike suspension systems. RockShox forks, shocks, and dropper posts are second to none at giving you superpowers out there on the trail. Their high performance and tunability are the reason that pros and serious riders like you choose RockShox products time and time again.

We’ve stocked an even wider range of new forks, rear shocks, and dropper posts to give you the latest tech. Check out the complete RockShox guide below to learn more.

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Our Favorite RockShox Forks

RockShox Boxxer

RockShox BoXXer

What it’s for: hard-hitting downhill trails and bike parks

  • Travel: 180-200mm
  • Stanchion width: 35mm
  • Wheel size: 29" and 27.5"
  • Available in Ultimate and Select

The RockShox BoXXer fork is designed to tackle the toughest stuff out there. Tame the world’s steepest, fastest, and gnarliest trails with the super long-travel and dual crown construction. Available in only Select and Ultimate versions, both forks use the highly tunable downhill-specific DebonAir spring and new Maxima Plush fluid to minimize friction.

The RockShox Ultimate runs the latest Charger 2.1 RC2 damper with independent high and low speed compression. The RockShox Select opts for the standard Charger 2.1 damper with updated low speed compression for riding higher in the travel on the downhill. The SKF wiper seals show friction who’s boss and maintain ultra-slick suspension.

RockShox Zeb

RockShox Zeb

What it’s for: fast-paced enduro racing or downhill riding

  • Travel: 160-190mm
  • Stanchion width: 38mm
  • Wheel size: 27.5" and 29"
  • Available in Select, Select+, and Ultimate versions

The RockShox ZEB is purpose-built for enduro racers in search of extra stiffness on a long-travel fork that performs great on downhill tracks, too. The 38mm stanchions and single crown design strike the perfect balance between strength and weight because every gram counts.

Each version of the fork features the highly adjustable DebonAir air spring for smooth compression and additional negative volume to tackle the toughest trails. The RockShox Select+ and RockShox Ultimate versions receive the latest Charger 2.1 RC2 damper to minimize hand fatigue. All versions use Maxima Plush fluid and SKF wiper seals to reduce friction system-wide.

RockShox Lyric

RockShox Lyrik

What it’s for: enduro trails and all-mountain adventures

  • Travel: 140-180mm
  • Stanchion width: 35mm
  • Wheel size: 27.5" and 29"
  • Available in Select, Select+, and Ultimate versions

When going up is just as important as smashing the descents, the RockShox Lyrik is the perfect fork for enduro riding that’s lighter than the ZEB. This fork is purpose-built for aggressive riding with a sturdier chassis and versatile 35mm upper legs. Each version of this fork comes equipped with the DebonAir spring and Maxima Plush damper fluid.

The RockShox Lyrik Ultimate, painted the characteristic top-of-the-range red, has the impressive Charger 2.1 RC2 damper with independent high and low speed compression adjustment. The re-designed Charger 2.1 RC reduces hand fatigue and friction on the RockShox Lyrik Select+. The RockShox Select runs the Charger RC damper and swaps SKF wiper seals for different seals.

RockShox Pike

RockShox Pike

What it’s for: do-it-all trail performance

  • Travel: 120-160mm
  • Stanchion width: 35mm
  • Wheel size: 26", 27.5" and 29"
  • Available in Select, Select+, and Ultimate versions

There’s no limit to exploring trails with the RockShox Pike fork and its multipurpose specs ready for just about anything. The all-mountain Pike uses 35mm stanchions and has travel options ranging from 120mm to 160mm. Like every RockShox fork, there are anodized sag gradients on the upper tubes to make perfect adjustments every time.

The RockShox Pike Ultimate utilizes a Charger 2.1 damper while the Select+ version comes with the Charger 2.1 RC to reduce friction and provide control on technical terrain. Both forks have long-lasting SKF wiper seals to keep out dirt. The RockShox Select version uses the Charger RC damper with an extruded bladder design to fully adjust low speed compression.

RockShox SID

RockShox SID

What it’s for: XC racing, cross country trails

  • Travel: 110-120mm
  • Stanchion width: 35mm
  • Wheel size: 29"
  • Available in Select, Select+, and Ultimate versions

The RockShox SID is the perfect choice for cross-country riders who want just as much race speed as downhill capability. The 110mm or 120mm travel options and 35mm stanchions make it the ideal match for modern XC circuits. The lightweight DebonAir spring can be tuned to meet the demands of racing.

The RockShox SID Ultimate features the new ultralightweight Charger Race Day damper with a rigid lockout to shave off previous seconds in the race— the blue paint job is a great touch, too. The SID Select runs the Charger RL and the Select+ upgrades to the Charger 2 RL option.

More RockShox Fork Models

Forks outside of the RockShox Signature series include the cross-country models XC30, Judy, and Reba. The longer-travel trail forks include the 35, Recon, Revelation, and the downhill Yari fork. The Bluto is for fat bikes and the Paragon is compatible with 700c wheels.

Our Favorite RockShox Rear Shocks

RockShox Deluxe rear shock

RockShox Deluxe

What it’s for: cross-country and trail

  • Travel: 140-160mm
  • Style: Air
  • Available in: Select, Select+, and Ultimate versions

The RockShox Deluxe provides rear suspension tuned specifically for hard-hitting trails and XC circuits where quick climbing is just as important as descending. The lightweight and sensitive feel from the DebonAir spring offers consistent coil-like performance. Just like RockShox forks, each shock has anodized sag markings and the new Maxima Plush fluid.

The highest-end RockShox Deluxe Ultimate R has the RTR damper with a remote switch to change between “threshold” and “open” mode while riding. The Select+ and Ultimate versions get a switch for stiffer climbing, and there’s the option for a remote lever. The Select shock only receives external rebound adjustments.

RockShox Super Deluxe

What it’s for: enduro and downhill

  • Travel: 140-160mm
  • Style: Coil spring
  • Available in: Select, Select+, and Ultimate versions

As the Deluxe’s big sibling, the RockShox Super Deluxe features a piggyback reservoir to make the shock more sensitive and consistent across demanding terrain. The extra oil volume splits the compression between two systems for better fluid and heat management on extended, more aggressive descents.

The Super Deluxe has numerous variations to choose from to match your current setup, including wireless control, downhill-specific, and coil spring options. The Super Deluxe Select+ and Ultimate versions have a “threshold” compression mode that prevents the shock from compressing over tiny bumps.

The Super Deluxe has a coil spring version for that ultra-consistent coil feel on the most extreme terrain. This version allows for low speed compression adjustment for fine tuning, the coil shining bright in the recognizable red colorway.

More RockShox Rear Shock Models

The RockShox Deluxe Nude is a super lightweight rear shock with three distinct modes for fine-tuning. The SID is the premium, low-weight cross-country model. The Monarch is the older non-metric version of the Deluxe and Super Deluxe and the RockShox Vivid is built for downhill riding with no threshold or lockout lever.

Our Favorite RockShox Dropper Posts

RockShox Reverb Stealth

RockShox Reverb Stealth

What it's for: superior trail performance at a competitive price point

  • Travel: 100mm, 125mm, 150mm, 175mm, 200mm
  • Post diameter: 30.9mm, 31.6mm, 34.9mm
  • Post length: 301mm, 351mm, 414mm, 467mm, 519.5mm
  • Remote: 1X, Standard (L-Below, R-Above)

The updated RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper post has redesigned internals for smooth actuation and simple self-servicing. The shorter post length allows for new, extended 175mm and 200mm travel options. Vent Valve technology provides easy servicing in case air mixes with oil, causing the classic dropper post ‘squish’ problem. Available with a plunger remote design or 1x remote with a more ergonomic position and larger thumb paddle.

RockShox Reverb AXS


What it's for: ultimate trail performance with electronic actuation

  • Travel: 100mm, 125mm, 150mm, 170mm
  • Post diameter: 30.9mm, 31.6mm, 34.9mm
  • Post length: 340mm, 390mm, 440mm, 480mm
  • Remote: AXS Controller

Every mountain biker’s dream, the RockShox Reverb AXS dropper post features effortless electronic wireless actuation so you can focus on smashing the trails. Setup is a breeze with the single-bolt clamp and tilt adjustment and no hoses or routing to mess with. Like the Stealth version, Vent Valve technology allows painless self-servicing. The large paddle remote has plenty of surface area and provides instantaneous actuation to get you riding at the perfect height.

More RockShox Dropper Post Models

The RockShox Reverb AXS XPLR is a wireless dropper post purpose-built for gravel riding. ActiveRide technology offers internal compliance as well as a fully rigid top setting. Available with 50mm or 75mm of travel.

RockShox Service, Setup, & Tuning

Correctly tuned and serviced suspension allows you to extract the most from your mountain bike on the hard-hitting trails. Start by setting the preload, or sag, of your rear shock and fork so the bike adjusts to your specific rider weight. Then you can fine-tune spring rate and rebound damping depending on the terrain you’ll be riding. Check out our suspension service page to learn more about getting your squish dialed in.

RockShox FAQs

Is RockShox better than Fox?

RockShox and Fox are two of the most popular and reliable mountain bike suspension brands. In the Rockshox vs Fox rivalry over the past five years, RockShox has more XC World Cup wins while FOX has more Downhill World Cup wins.

Is RockShox owned by SRAM?

Yes, SRAM purchased RockShox back in 2002 and has worked closely on the integrated electronics in suspension systems.

What is the cheapest RockShox?

The most affordable fork is the RockShox 30 model designed for cross-country riding with 800mm to 120mm of travel.

Where are RockShox made?

RockShox suspension systems are produced in Taiwan.

What is RockShox boost?

RockShox Boost are front forks designed to accommodate 29” wheels with a wider hub spacing.

How do you identify RockShox Forks?

Each fork has a unique serial number on the backside of the crown and usually has their model name labeled on the lowers next to the brand name.

Are RockShox any good?

RockShox forks and rear shocks are some of the best suspension systems for all types of mountain biking, from XC to downhill. There is a wide range of price points as well as quality dropper seat post models.

Where is the RockShox model number?

The RockShox unique serial number is laser etched into the crown on the backside of the fork or on the back of the eyelet of the rear shock.

How do I know what model RockShox I have?

Take a look at the lowers of the fork next to the RockShox branding, there the model name should be there as well.