The 2011 Monarch Plus RC3 from RockShox sends a message of pure traction for all-mountain biking. Available in spring, it is a union of two key features, the Solo Air Spring and the damper design that’s inspired from the Vivid Air damping system.
The spring uses air pressure for adjustment that goes through the Schrader valve. The new damping system comes with a three-position compression adjustment and a Dual Flow rebound. The forged aluminum body and shaft makes for a lightweight ensemble that makes downhill riding faster.
Sag gradients can be found on the upper tubes of the fork as well as on its damper body. Configurations for the Monarch Plus RC3 are:190 x 50mm (7.5×2.0”), 200 x 50 or 57mm (7.875×2.0 or 2.25”), 216 x 63mm (8.5×2.5”), 222 xx 66mm (8.75×2.6”).