. The RockShox Deluxe RT3 Rear Shock incorporates the tried and tested damping performance of their rider favourite Monarch series with the new metric sizing standard. The Deluxe RT3 is ideal for cross country and trail use and RockShox has also included revised lower friction bushings, which overlap further along the shaft for smoother operation and a new scraper seal for increased durability Ultimate Traction and Control. That’s not all though, as room has been created for RockShox’s “Counter Measure” spring, which helps to decrease the resistance to the start of the travel for better small bump sensitivity. There’s also Rapid Recovery technology, which means the shock is equipped to recover quicker after successive big hits, ensuring you’ve got the ultimate in traction and control over the most unpredictable sections of the trail Features: Body Material: 7075 Aluminium Shaft Material: 7075 Aluminium Shaft Diameter: 10mm Finish: Hard Anodised Sizing: Metric Adjustments: External Rebound damping adjustment, 3-position compression adjustment (open/pedal/lock) Rebound Damping: Rapid Recovery™ Rebound Tune: M Technologies: Counter Measure™ spring, Sag Gradients™, Solo Air™ Pedal Tune: Soft “S” Spring: DebonAir™ Spring Adjust: Air pressure via single Schrader valve 165×42 5mm shock is a Giant Anthem specific fit that is trunnion mounted 210×52 5mm shock is a Trek Fuel EX1 specific fit that is standard eyelet mountedWeight: 331g (without hardware)Technologies: Counter Measure™: The Counter Measure spring reduces the breakaway force of the shock to virtually zero pounds, transforming small bumps in to traction-generating performance. Metric Sizing: Metric sizing allows both suspension and frame manufacturers to significantly simplify rear shock sizing and fitment, while also providing performance benefits to both suspension and frame designs. It also allows for a simpler, rationalised set of mounting hardware, along with new mounting options such as Trunnion and bearing mounts. Rapid Recovery™: Who doesn’t want more available wheel travel for successive hits? The Rapid Recovery System allows the shock to recovery faster between consecutive bumps, letting the wheel track the ground with greater precision. This more active suspension system, doesn’t pack up and enables the bike to ride in a higher and softer part of the spring rate. Rapid Recovery gives the rider access to more available wheel travel, bump after bump, to achieve a smoother and more controlled ride. Sag Gradients™: Don’t set your sag correctly, and you might as well be hopping onto someone else’s bike. But why bust out plastic clips or rulers to keep your suspension fine-tuned? RockShox’s sag gradients are printed right on their fork’s upper tubes and shock damper bodies making perfect suspension setup easy and accurate. Solo Air™: Solo Air is like a Buddhist monk. Its enlightened design lets you add air to your forks and rear shocks through a single Schrader valve, filling both the positive and negative air spring chambers simultaneously. So they’re always in perfect equilibrium, like Yin and Yang. Giving you a plush, predictable ride you can set up in seconds, with the lightest weight air spring on the market. DebonAir™: It’s ok to be soft. DebonAir is not ashamed to give way under the weakest push. In fact, it makes RockShox’s rear shocks plusher than ever, right from the start. It might seem a weakness, until you take DebonAir to the trail. The connection between your bike and the terrain will be seamless, as your DebonAir equipped shock absorbs every little hit without any harsh feeling on your body. A shock so soft, you can push harder than ever Buy RockShox Components from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World’s Largest Online Bike Store.