The first step in the development of the RockShox Deluxe RT3 was taking the proven damping performance of the popular Monarch series and introduced it to a new metric-sized chassis.

Increased bushing overlap, a new bushing design and a new scraper seal decreased friction and increased durability. Now RockShox has changed the interior surface to improve lubrication and accelerate piston movement – further friction reductions that keep the tires firmly planted on the ground. Again the result is Deluxe. Are you ready to redefine your ride?


Metric SizingMetric 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, rationalized set of mountain 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? Their sag gradients are printed right on their fork’s upper tubes and shock damper bodies making perfect suspension setup easy and accurate. So give mum back her plastic clip and ruler. 

Debon Air - It is ok to be soft. Debon Air is not ashamed to give way under the weakest push. In fact, it makes 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 way harder. 

More Linear Spring Curve - Lower force levels to move the shock into its travel 1st 1/3 of travel is what riders are most sensitive to. 

More Traction and Control - No chop on initial hit. Better traction; rear wheel stays on the ground reacting to small bumps. 

Note: Please contact the manufacturer of your bike or frame about the spring characteristics the frame is designed for (progressive, degressive or constant).


Giant Anthem

Damping: External rebound, 3 position compression (Open/Pedal/Lock)

Rebound Damping: Rapid Recovery

Spring: Debon Air

Spring Adjust: Air pressure via single schrader valve

Tune: Mid - Low

Shaft Material: 7075 aluminium

Body Material: 7075 aluminium

Body Finish: Fast Black

Shaft: Hard anodized with Trunnion mount

Trek Fuel EX1

Damping: External rebound, 3 position compression (Open/Pedal/Lock)

Rebound Damping: Rapid Recovery

Spring: DebonAir

Spring Adjust: Air pressure via single schrader valve

Tune: Mid - Mid

Shaft Material: 7075 aluminum

Shaft Diameter: 10mm

Body Material: 7075 aluminum

Body Finish: Fast Black

Shaft: Hard anodized

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