The Monarch is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Its new 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 RT3
WEIGHT 215g DAMPING External rebound, 3 position compression (Open/Pedal/Lock) CONFIGURATIONS 165x38mm, 184x44mm, 190x51mm, 200x51mm, 200x57mm, 216x63mm REBOUND DAMPING Rapid Recovery SPRING DebonAir SPRING ADJUST Air pressure via single schrader valve SHAFT MATERIAL 7075 aluminum SHAFT DIAMETER 10mm BODY MATERIAL Hard anodized, forged aluminum with sag gradients BODY FINISH Fast Black UPGRADE over RL: 3 position floodgate lever OPTIONS Also available in 197x48mm and 197x51mm with AutoSag and Specialized mount, 184x48mm and 197x57mm DebonAir with Trek mount OTHER Weight based on 165x38mm, standard air can, no hardware