After reading about the updates to the new Pike, I couldn’t wait to install it and hit the trails. The first thing I noticed while riding, was the stiffer lock-out of the Charger 2 damper when compared to the original. This was definitely a plus on the uphill.
When I got into the forest, I went straight for the gnarliest trail to see what the Pike RTC3 could do. So I opened the damper, lowered my saddle and dropped in. Immediately, it was easy to tell that the updated Charger damper was worth it. The fork ate up bumps like nobody’s business and kept the root covered trail smooth.