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Rockshox Vivid R2C

Rock Shox calls this "sexy siren of downhill racing and freeride." But just know that when those drops happen, the adjustable DropStop bottom-out system will be there to cushion the landing.

Rockshox Vivid R2C Features

  • 2.0-2.4 : 1 Leverage Ratio (Low Tune)
  • 2.3-2.8 : 1 Leverage Ratio  (Mid Tune)
  • 2.7-3.1 : 1 Leverage Ratio (High Tune)
  • Rear shocks require the purchase of mounting hardware, specific to the dimensions of the frame
  • Intended Use: DH, FR, AM
  • Spring not included
  • External beginning and ending stroke rebound adjustment and low-speed comprsssion adjustment
  • Hot Rod thermal compensation maintains rebound rate from the beginning to the end of the run
  • Soft, Medium and Firm Drop Stop bottom-out bumpers are included
  • 412g (w/o Spring)

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Rockshox Vivid R2C
 
4.3

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (2)

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    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong design (4)
  • Plush (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

    Reviewed by 6 customers

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    4.0

    RS Vivid R2C Shock

    By Tom

    from Pittsburgh, PA

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Install
    • Good Adjustability
    • Linear Feel
    • Strong Design

    Cons

    • Need Tools To Adjust

    Best Uses

    • Dh
    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Rockshox Vivid R2C:

    In a market full of shocks with unlimited adjustability...this shock is a breath of fresh air.

    The adjustment knobs are simple to understand, there are only 3 of them, and the rider can notice differences in performance with each click.

    This is also a very durable shock. No issues after a full race season with 80% of the races being in complete slop.

    The only real con with this shock is that the 2nd stage rebound requires a 2.5 mm or 3 mm hex wrench. Not a huge deal but it would be nice if it had a knob instead.

    Overall this is a great shock for just about every avid rider/ racer. It's durable and has the prefect amount of adjustability for about 90% of riders. It is a very well rounded setup.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Great DH shock

    By Franco

    from Kelowna, BC

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Plush Feel
    • Strong Design

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking
    • Upgrade

    Comments about Rockshox Vivid R2C:

    This is mounted on a 2009 Giant Reign X (6.7 inch travel). I've used it for 1 year already and had no problems with leaks or malfunctions. I've ridden this shock at the DH trails in Kelowna, Silverstar, Seymour, & Whistler and very happy with performance. It's easy to setup, there's a quick guide on the rock shox website that really helps with choosing correct setup based on riding style.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Reliable Coil Shock

    By Dsds

    from Singapore

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Source Spares
    • Plush Feel
    • Strong Design

    Cons

    • Difficult To Install
    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Am
    • Dh
    • Fr
    • Mountain Biking
    • Xc

    Comments about Rockshox Vivid R2C:

    Super plush, highly adjustable, eats up everything in it's path. Spares are easy to source. Setup can be a chore, but once you got it spot on, terrific performance. Coils easily sourced at different weights. Can be a headache to replace or remove from your bike depending on your linkage design. (Mine's a Marin Quadlink II). Done DH, FR, AM, and even feels great for XC!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Awesome shock, highly recomended

    By Huck

    from Worcester, MA

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Plush Feel
    • Strong Design

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Rockshox Vivid R2C:

      Wicked plush and much better in my opimion then the vanilla, especially when paired with a nukeproof titanium coil.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Excellent (when it works)

      By OverTheBars

      from Colorado

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to setup
      • Effective adjustments
      • Feels awesome
      • price

      Cons

      • Dependibility
      • Quality control

      Best Uses

      • Am
      • DH
      • Fr
      • Ss

      Comments about Rockshox Vivid R2C:

      Overall the Vivid R2C is fantastic. The compression and rebound adjustments are effective. The initial setup process is very quick and easy. When set up correctly, and when its working, the Vivid works beautifully.

      Unfortunately, dependebility seems to be a significant issue with the Vivid. I had it mounted for 6 months and under moderate usage it began to leak oil, thus loosing all compression and rebound control. Fortunately, RockShox seems to have a dependable warranty program going.

      Overall, I would recommend this shock, especially at the price point.

       
      5.0

      These Shox Rock

      By DH Adam

      from Little Mountain QLD

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Absorb Everything
      • Easy to service
      • Easy to setup
      • Easy to tune
      • Great Value
      • Quiet

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Downhill

      Comments about Rockshox Vivid R2C:

      The Rock Shox Vivid Shock is top of the range and used by many professionals, it is the best shock for its price and is perfect with no cons in my opinion. A must buy for anyone in this price range

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