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Video Comparison of RockShox Bottomless Rings in a Monarch Shock 10

Bottom out your rear shock too easily? Wish it rode higher in the travel? RockShox Monarch shocks offer the ability to adjust how much the air spring ramps up using red colored volume spacers known as Bottomless Rings. These Rings add bottom-out support and alter the ride height, which can be great for aggressive riders.

We rode multiple trails at the Whistler Bike Park with two and five Bottomless Rings installed in a Monarch RT3 shock on a 115mm rear travel Transition Smuggler. This side-by-side video shows the impact they have on a shock's suspension performance. All other settings were kept consistent with the air pressure set to 160psi, open compression, and 0-clicks of rebound (clicks are from closed). The test rider weighs 175-pounds.

To learn more about Bottomless Rings, how to install them, and how to choose a number that's just right, be sure to watch our in-depth RockShox tuning feature. This video is an extended version of the videos you'll see there.

Visit for more details, and visit your local dealer to pick up some Rings of your own. Happy tuning!


​Brandon Turman // Photo: Adrian Marcoux

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