After my 2014 Pikes shit the bed in Tignes, they have been warrantied, well sort of, as they were out of stock the shop has simply given me my money back. Can't say fairer than that!
But it does leave me in somewhat of a quandry, what to replace them with… I have a set of 140mm Rock Shox Revs RCT3 that I got to keep me going over the rest of summer/autumn but I'm finding the 32mm stanchions etc a little flexy compared to the pike so I'm looking at 140/150mm 29er forks (non-boost preferably) with a 34mm+ stanchion. They are for my (old Mk1) Rootdown.
Does anyone have experience of the following in particular compared to a Pike Solo Air RCT3:
Fox 34 Factory (a mate is getting me hopefully a good price as he is mates with Chris Porter at Mojo)
Fox 36 Factory (ditto)
RS Yari (cheap option at Â£380)
RS Lyrik (Â£699)
MRP Stage (Â£799)
DVO Diamond (Â£799)
X-Fusion Trace Roughcut (Â£585)
Anything else I have missed?
Or do I just get another (but this time 2016) Pike (Â£580)?