Monarch Plus RC3
SSD Modification and HSB Adjustment System
Available now for the 2014-17 RC3 and R and some select models, call us for availability.
Redesigned compression adjustment system with our
transition speed sensitive shim stack(SSD)
this Converts the Lever to HSB compression threshold adjustment System
The current adjustment system of the Monarch's uses a needle style low speed bleed damping system. The choice of full open, half way and closed. The valving is set-up for pedaling and requires a large force to overcome this threshold. This is because the shims are preloaded against the piston face and require larger hits or higher shaft speeds to open the shims to allow flow, this creates a platform feel that works great for pedaling but today's frames are much better at resisting pedaling. We think shocks should be set up for the higher speed downhill terrain because its more about how well the shock can absorb small bumps and handle the rough and rocky high speed hits than how well it was design to resist pedaling.
The conversion changes the adjustment feel
from open, pedal and lock-out to soft, medium and firm low speed compression
Replaces the low speed needle with threshold adjustment system for better small bump absorption without the blow through the stroke feel. This means it pedals better while still feeling plush over small bumps. The adjustment now affects the spring preload on a poppet valve.
key difference is the redesigned internal adjustment system for the
compression lever system.
Basicly allows you to adjust how much support you have
without the harsh feeling that stock adjuster creates.
The SSD/HSB conversion takes a different approach to the shock adjustment.
Descend/Pedal SSD/HSB low speed Threshold option
Pedal only/Firmer SSD/HSB low speed Threshold option
The HSB also provides for a smooth transition of low
Mid and high speed rebound is controlled by a custom
valved shim stack to match the riders weight
Includes custom revalve and setup for rider, frame
leverage and conditions
Also includes complete rebuild service, oil, nitrogen charge and typical wear parts* included in price.
New lower friction, higher temperature shaft seal and
**The shock must be in good working condition with no
scratches or dents on moving parts, if the air can is leaking, it should
also be noted that air side will not be modified in anyway and any air
side issues will not be addressed. (Air can rebuild parts not included,
self-install from Rockshox only)
The key difference is the redesigned internal adjustment system for the compression lever system
Replaces the low speed needle with threshold adjustment system for better small bump absorption without the blow through the stroke feel. This means it pedals better while still feeling plush over small bumps.
Rockshox Monarch Plus
Available now for the 2014-17 RC3 call for other older select models
Shock must be sent in to receive modifications.
Order Here and Send Shock for Modifications
Air can and air sleeve
After 50 hrs of riding the air can seals and
air sleeve piston seals need replacing and if not replaced periodically
We may suggest you replace the stock seals when we inspect
your internals or
Shocks newer than 50 hours need only be cleaned and reassembled typically.
Add option here
Price $29.95 includes parts and labor