Obscenely light weight!
The RockShox Vivid Air R2C is the ultimate downhill air shock. The World Cup proven performance does not take second place to the Vivid Coil yet it is about 400 grams lighter and highly adjustable.The spring rate of the light, plush and revolutionary Twin Tube Solo Air spring can be adjusted using just one valve, effectively filling the positive and negative air chamber simultaneously. Inside the large volume outer air chamber there is a second air chamber, connected to the first one through a bleed hole, effectively creating one larger chamber. This creates a more linear spring rate, unmatched by other air shocks. Furthermore the Twin Tube Solo Air spring is able to better cope with the heat encountered on long and demanding descends. With the Rapid Recovery rebound- system the Monarch provides a perfect damping. The system “swallows” fast successive hits and guarantee enough travel for bigger hits and big drops. The hydraulic damping with IFP (independent floating piston) in the piggyback canister offers even better performance and more control over the bike. The low-speed compression can be adjusted easily with a dial.Suspension shouldn’t wallow in rock gardens or buck after big drops. That’s why the Dual Flow Adjust rebound incorporates two independent damping circuits allowing for separate rebound speeds for big hits and small ones. Both rebound circuits are adjustable.The Hot Rod thermal compensating needle guarantees consistent rebound damping performance without fading. A RockShox tuned thermoplastic resin core in the adjuster rod expands when the shock heats up, effectively compensating for the damping oil getting thinner because of the heat.Attention: The Vivid Air R2C rear shock is available in three different damping configurations (low, mid and high compression)! Depending on the leverage ratio of the frame to the shock travel a perfect setup can be achieved. Tune and Platform refer to the compression damping.Note: Please contact the manufacturer of your bike or frame about the spring characteristics the frame is designed for (progressive, degressive or constant).Included in delivery: without bushing kit and shock pumpMaterial: shaft: 7075 aluminum body: aluminumWeight supplement: manufacturer information without bushings (216 x 63 mm)