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RockShox Recon Silver TK Fork - 2011 (discontinued)

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Recon Silver 100mm TK Solo-Air 29er

Rating: Featured Member Review
The Good:

Affordable, easy setup no need to change springs. Rugged enough.

The Bad:

Dated graphics, confusing segment as this shock has features that cross over to the gold (1 step above) and the XC (1 step below)

Overall Review:

I'm not gonna kid myself. I like to be real. Sure a 5-800 dollar or more shock has lots of bragging points, looks cool and makes other riders think you are a highly skilled rider (and you just might be) Just like those 150.00 Nikes aren't going to make me run any faster I will just run in style right? Honestly, those high end shocks are above my skill level and I doubt they would make me a better rider (IMO) and plus I could not afford them anyway. In any-case I think they would look lame on my no name trail rig for what it is worth.

However if you are like me and, If you want a good affordable and reliable shock the Recon Silver solo air 29er might be your best bang for your buck. It weighs a little over 4 lbs and can be setup to 120mm (not recommended by Rockshox) It is relatively stiff at the 100 mm setting and can be aired up to compensate for your weight or riding style or both. If you are a weekend warrior check this thing out you will not regret it. Unless you are looking for bells and whistles or are a pro racer.

recon silver: workhorse fork for a rider with a budget

The Good:

this was one of the first forks i ever ran. When i started biking we did it all. XC races, skills parks with ladder bridges, street riding, home made skinnys and drops local singletrack. everything. This fork took it all even when we got into dirt jumping. it begged for more rock gardens, skateparks, and grueling xc races for a year and a half with no service at all.

The Bad:

a bit heavy

Overall Review:

For the price, this fork is a no brainer. it is widely adjustable, plush, affordable and versatile. It really brought me to a new level and gave me what i needed to become a more and more dedicated rider.


Product RockShox Recon Silver TK Fork - 2011
Riding Type Cross Country, Trail
Wheel Size
Travel 80/100/120mm (120mm travel requires 15mm Maxle and tapered steerer only)
Spring Type Solo Air / Coil
Damping TurnKey lockout
External Adjustments External rebound and TurnKey lockout, Spring: Air pressure via single Schrader valve, Solo Air / Spring via Preload, Coil, Coil optional spring rates: Extra Light (S1), Light (S), Firm (F), Extra Firm (F1)
Crown Forged 6061 T-6 Hollow Aluminum
Front Axle 9mm QR lower leg, 15 x 100mm Maxle (+134g), 20 x 110mm Maxle (+168g)
Brake Mounts Post Disc Mount
Steer Tube Diameter 1-1/8", XL (320mm) 1-1/8", 1.5" to 1-1/8" tapered, 1.5"
Steer Tube Construction 1-1/8" aluminum (-145g), XL (320mm) 1-1/8" steel, XL (320mm) 1-1/8" aluminum, 1.5" to 1-1/8" tapered aluminum (-105g), 1.5" aluminum (-128g)
Stanchion Diameter 32mm
Colors Black, White, Diffusion Black
Weight 4 lb 9 oz (2,069 g)
Miscellaneous PushLoc Remote // Upgrade: Over XC 32: 4130 tapered wall upper tubes,Maxle
Price $322
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