TRACTION LIKE YOU NEVER FELT BEFORE.
The Monarch is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Its new lightweight design not only delivers silky smooth travel, but thanks to a redesigned Solo Air spring with updated damping controls, it also delivers a spring rate you’d generally only get from a much heavier coil shock. So you get a durable, fully adjustable shock capable of smoothing out the most aggressive trails, while simultaneously saving you weight for epic cross country riding. In other words, the perfect balance of performance and efficiency. So don’t be fooled by its appearance. Like the wolf, its packaging doesn’t always reveal what’s inside.
Few things would piss off Newton more than the Monarch XX. Simply put, no other shock packs more energy-efficient performance in a lighter weight package – one that seemingly defies Newton’s so-called "laws" of physics. But the Monarch XX does exactly that, providing the ability to lock-out rear suspension via a single bar-mounted XLoc Sprint button.
The 100% hydraulic remote lever and system is completely sealed, so unlike cable-actuated units – Monarch XX is impervious to contamination. If Newton were alive today, we doubt he'd be that stoked to go back to the drawing board with his theories. But a few miles on the Monarch XX sure would help inspire a new way of thinking, and riding.
Specifications for Monarch XX
DAMPING External rebound and XLoc Full Sprint hydraulic remote lockout with floodgate
CONFIGURATIONS 165x38mm, 184x44mm, 190x51mm, 200x51mm
REBOUND DAMPING Rapid Recovery
SPRING ADJUST Air pressure via single schrader valve
SHAFT MATERIAL 7075 aluminum
SHAFT DIAMETER 9mm
BODY MATERIAL Hard anodized, forged aluminum with sag gradients
BODY FINISH Fast Black
OTHER Weight based on 165x38mm, standard air can, no hardware