RockShox Tech Pills – Bottomless Tokens Tune the Progression of Your Pike
RockShox Bottomless Tokens may sound like great news at an arcade, but they’re actually a pretty nifty form of adjustment for compatible forks. Introduced with the new Pike, Bottomless tokens are compatible with the Solo Air versions of the pike and allow you to custom tune the bottom out resistance of the fork. By reducing the air volume of the air spring, the progression of the air spring is increased which in turn increases the amount of force needed to bottom out the fork. This isn’t one of those suspension adjustments that takes a chest of specialized tools and a degree in suspension tuning though. One of the best features of the Bottomless Tokens is how easy they are to install – simply let the air out of the fork, unscrew the top cap, and install the tokens. No messing with oil, seals, crush washers, just a bit of grease and simple shop tools.
Bottomless tokens are just one of the feature of an incredible fork. The review is coming soon, for now, check out RockShox’s install video after the break.
Keep in mind that the Bottomless Tokens are for the Solo Air version of the pike only. Dual Position Air models, like the one we have on review, have an air shaft connected to the DPA top cap the prevents the use of Bottomless Tokens.
From the factory, only the 29er forks come equipped with Bottomless Tokens and only in the 120-150mm travel versions. The chart above shows just how many tokens your fork is capable of running, with full user manuals available on SRAM’s website.