RockShox Lyrik Charger RC2 Debonair
Available on back-order
Enduro stages are steeper, longer and meaner than ever before, and Lyrik RC2 is here to humble them. The new Charger 2 RC2 damper offers independent high and low speed compression adjustment to make molehills out of mountains. The new DebonAir air spring reduces friction from every single moving part, improving bump absorption and response under load, and drastically reducing rider fatigue. New, shorter offset options make Lyrik RC2 compatible with the confidence-inspiring (and smile-inducing) machines being dreamed up by bike designers around the world.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
• New friction-reducing DebonAir air spring delivers the most responsive forks and rear shocks in RockShox history, maintaining traction in more conditions than ever before
• New graphics with a BoXXer Red fork colour option
• New Charger 2 RC2 damper with independent high and low speed compression adjustment, allowing more adjustability than ever before
• External Rebound damping adjustment
Wheel size: 29″
Travel: 150mm-180mm (in 10mm increments)
Axle: BOOST™ 15x110mm
Damper adjust: Crown
Colour (FS): Diffusion Black
Upper Tube Finish: Fast Black
Maxle included: Maxle Ultimate
Damping adjustments: External rebound, low speed compression, high speed compression
Crown Material: Forged, hollow 7050 aluminium
Lower leg material: Magnesium
Minimum Rotor Size: 180mm
Maximum Rotor Size: 220mm
Upper tube type: 35mm tapered wall aluminium
29er forks are recommended if you’re planning on using tyres >2.5″ wide on 27.5″ rims.
Standard offset and short offset forks are available. Offset affects the steering characteristics of the bike: a reduced offset fork increases the trail measurement. You can use the tool below to compare offset, trail, head angle and wheel/tyre sizes.Bicycle Trail Calculator
What’s wrong with having increased trail? – MBR
Not a lot in our opinion but the theory is that larger trail figures result in slower steering. Our instinct is – and marketing often yells at us – that slow steering is A Bad Thing. A lot of the bike industry is obsessed with “quick steering” just like they’re obsessed with things being “stiff”.
Now this is arguably an area where what words you choose have an effect on the debate. One person’s “slow” is another person’s “stable” is another person’s “lazy”.
It’s a bit – but not exactly – like having a steep or a slack head angle. Lots of trail results in more stable steering but it also results in the front axle being a bit closer to you. So for all-out straightish speed sections the bike will feel shorter. But on twisty hairpins in steep terrain the bike will carve calmer and hold its line better.
Overall there’s no substitute for a slack head angle and a proper amount of reach/front centre. But if your 29er bike feels a bit tucking-in and fold-y on tight, steep terrain, you may wish to check what your fork’s offset is and think about swapping to a shorter offset fork.
You’ll lose a bit of wheelbase but it may be a price worth paying if you’re all about the steep and twisty stuff. You’ll also need to think about how long your bike’s reach is. If your bike is on the short side, it’s arguably better to stick with the 51mm offset.
Diffusion Black/Stealth Decal
27.5 & 29er (29er recommended for 27.5+ tyres)
110x15mm Boost; Maxle Ultimate
Direct/Post Mount: 180mm (adapter required if using 200mm rotors).