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In 2016, RockShox revolutionised rear shocks’ design with the Deluxe and Super Deluxe. The revolution continues with Super Deluxe Coil.


If you take a look at the top end of EWS racing, you’ll see more than a few bikes decked out with coil shocks in the rear. Yes, they’re heavier, and they offer less on the fly adjustments than many air shocks on the market, but their predictability makes them a winner for many riders.

We recently did a bike check with Josh Carlson, who told us the consistency of a coil shock during long, unpredictable downhills makes them an easy choice for his enduro race bike.

What about if you’re not racing in the EWS though? We would argue that as the weight of bikes relative to travel continues to fall, having a minor weight penalty in an area where real performance gains are possible, such as coil shocks is something that’s really worth looking into.

RockShox clearly think coil shocks are worth considering for your trail bike as well, as they’ve released a full range of Super Deluxe Coil shocks for 2017. Read below for a run through of the range as well as the updated Super Deluxe Air and Deluxe Air models.


Coil for all:

Super Deluxe allowed us to ditch old design constraints, and simply focus on building the best possible rear shock. And with that old thinking no longer holding us back, we began to wonder why coil-shock performance had to be limited to purely downhill and enduro applications, and why there should be any pedaling compromise associated with a coil shock.

The RockShox Super Deluxe Coil.

The RockShox Super Deluxe Coil comes in lockout and non-lockout variants.


No option spared:

In the words of a famous enduro racer, “Lean back and hang on,” because the all-new Super Deluxe Coil brings the consistency and feel of a coil sprung shock to trail and enduro bikes, and the benefits of metric design to downhill bikes. And with remote-lockout options, riders can capitalize on pedaling power anywhere, not just on fireroads.

A OneLoc handlebar remote is used to lockout the rear shock.

We think we’ll be seeing a few of these in Rotorua in a few weeks.


Sag gradients- coil setup:

All Super Deluxe Coil models feature sag gradients printed on the shaft to facilitate the correct setup. Steel springs will also be available in 50 lbs increments from 250 to 650, depending on length.

Sag indicators for simplicity.

Sag indicators make setup simple.


SUPER DELUXE COIL RCT:

Solid Threshold adjustment for pedaling performance, low speed compression adjustment to fine tune the ride to any trail and condition, the unmistakable feel of a coil spring and RockShox’s Super Deluxe design. A unique blend that’s now a reality, to push the benefits of coil shocks to bold new places.

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FEATURES AND BENEFITS:

External rebound damping adjustment

2-position threshold adjustment (Open/Pedal) with low speed compression adjustment in Open mode

Steel springs available in 50lbs increments from 350lbs to 650lbs (depending on length)


SUPER DELUXE COIL RT REMOTE:

Remote rear shocks are no longer reserved to the XC elites – and Super Deluxe Coil RT Remote has already proven it with its 2016 EWS title with Cecile Ravanel. Riders can conserve energy and accelerate faster by switching to the “Threshold” mode, and click back into “Open” for full shredding capabilities.

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FEATURES AND BENEFITS:

External rebound damping adjustment

2-position, remote-operated threshold adjustment (Open/Pedal) via OneLoc remote

In and Out cable routing

Steel springs available in 50lbs increments from 350lbs to 650lbs (depending on length)


SUPER DELUXE COIL RC WORLD CUP:

RockShox metric rear shock technology meets downhill World Cup racing – a shock designed for the new breed of downhill bikes, ultra-capable and light as never before. No-compromise damping, with precise low speed compression and rebound adjustments to dial in a podium-worthy ride.

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FEATURES AND BENEFITS:

External rebound damping adjustment

Low speed compression adjustment

Metric Vivid replacement

Steel springs available in 50lbs increments from 350lbs to 650lbs (depending on length)


SUPER DELUXE COIL R:

No-nonsense performance for all coil-worthy applications, from the latest breed of trail and enduro bikes to downhill and park rigs that leave room in the budget for a season pass at the local hill. All the benefits of the Super Deluxe Coil package in a shock that’s as easy to understand as it is fun to ride.

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FEATURES AND BENEFITS:

External rebound damping adjustment

Metric Kage replacement

Steel springs available in 50lbs increments from 350lbs to 650lbs (depending on length)


SUPER DELUXE UPDATES:

STROKE INDICATOR:

All new Super Deluxe and Deluxe models feature a full stroke indicator on the damper body, to facilitate proper setup by confirming that you are using the full travel of your shock.


SUPER DELUXE RCT:

Solid Threshold adjustment for pedaling performance, low speed compression adjustment to fine tune the ride to any trail and condition, and the proven performance of RockShox’s revolutionary Super Deluxe rear shock in a package that’s ready to tackle any challenge.

The Super Deluxe RCT features two compression settings, as well as low speed compression in open mode.

Note the full stroke indicator at the bottom of the shock.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS:

External rebound damping adjustment

2-position threshold adjustment (Open/Pedal) with low speed compression adjustment in Open mode


SUPER DELUXE RT REMOTE:

Remote rear shocks are no longer reserved to the XC elites – and Super Deluxe RT Remote has already proven it with its 2016 EWS performance under the likes of Jerome Clementz and Cecile Ravanel. Riders can conserve energy and accelerate faster by switching to the “Threshold” mode, and click back into “Open” for full shredding capabilities.

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FEATURES AND BENEFITS:

External rebound damping adjustment

2-position, remote-operated threshold adjustment (Open/Pedal) via OneLoc remote

In and Out cable routing


SUPER DELUXE RC WORLD CUP:

RockShox metric rear shock technology meets downhill World Cup racing – a shock designed for the new breed of downhill bikes, ultra-capable and light as never before. No-compromise damping, with precise compression and rebound adjustments to dial in a podium-worthy ride – with the precise ride tuning abilities of an air spring.

The Super Deluxe World Cup replaces the Vivid Air.

The Super Deluxe World Cup replaces the Vivid Air.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS:

External rebound damping adjustment

Low speed compression adjustment

Metric Vivid Air replacement


SUPER DELUXE R:

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New stealth graphics

Additional stroke lengths (up to 75mm) to replace Vivid Air for metric bikes


DELUXE UPDATES:

METRIC GOES REMOTE:

NEW Deluxe RL Remote

New stealth graphics for Deluxe RT3, RT, RL and R


DELUXE RL REMOTE:

The efficiency of an Open/Lock remote switch meets the benefits of RockShox’s metric shock design. The ultra-low activation force required to operate Deluxe RL Remote via the OneLoc remote means that riders can access the efficiency of the Lock position more often.

The Deluxe Rl has also received the OneLoc remote lockout treatment.

The Deluxe Rl has also received the OneLoc remote lockout treatment.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS:

External rebound damping adjustment

2-position, remote-operated threshold adjustment (Open/Lock) via OneLoc remote

In and Out cable routing

 

 

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