Not long ago, frame manufacturers were warning us that Boost axle equipped bikes should only be bought as complete builds, not frames, because of a paucity of Boost components on the market. Those days are behind us, and the RockShox Pike RCT3 Solo Air 120 Boost Fork for 29ers and 27. 5 wheels ushers in the new era of increased stiffness and tracking that the oversized axles bring to a trail bike. The Power Bulge feature involves a reinforced lower leg and oversized bushing, which further increases stiffness without increasing stanchion size. The Pike's Solo Air shock remains the same, and it's paired with the three position RCT3 charger for damper adjustability. RCT3 lets you choose discreet amounts of lockout for big hits and fast roll overs, rock gardens and root lattices, or locked out speed for climbing and sprinting. While riding the fork open, the Rapid Recovery feature indulges the Pike's terrain gobbling tendencies by keeping recovery short between hits, so you'll always have that cushion, even through successive bumps.