Tractive Valve Tuning System - Rockshox Monarch Plus & Super Deluxe Air/Coil
Tractive Valve Tuning System - Rockshox Monarch Plus & Super Deluxe Air/Coil
Tractive Valve Tuning System - Rockshox Monarch Plus & Super Deluxe Air/Coil
Tractive Valve Tuning System - Rockshox Monarch Plus & Super Deluxe Air/Coil

Tractive Valve Tuning System - Rockshox Monarch Plus & Super Deluxe Air/Coil

TVTS-MPLUS

Regular price$375.00
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Shock

Get the most out of your Rockshox shocks!

Simply put, the Tractive Tune is centred around our proprietary valving calculation software that achieves a customised damper characteristic based on rider weight, frame geometry, terrain and riding style.

Monarch Plus R: Not Compatible
Monarch Plus RC3:
2014+
Super Deluxe Air / Coil R:
Not Compatible

Super Deluxe Air / Coil RC/RC3/ RCT/ RTR:
2017-2021 - Compatible, provided there is a compression adjustment and/or lockout lever (not compatible if there is no LSC adjuster or lockout lever)

2022 - Compatible, provided there is no Hotdog piston (need to check serial number on Sram's B2B)

2023 - Coming Soon

Cascade Links: Compatible

Who is the Tractive Valve Tuning System for the Super Deluxe NOT suited for:

  • Riders who already exceed the maximum rated air pressure of their shock. You need a different shock, sorry! However, a Super Deluxe Coil may be for you.
  • Riders who want a firmer-than-stock lockout. The Tractive system offers a firm compression mode rather than a lockout for climbing traction, but if a near-rigid lockout is non-negotiable, look elsewhere. We don't firm up the lockout because it inhibits performance of the shock when unlocked.
  • Riders who want to service their damper at home. The Tractive kit for Super Deluxe is not available for self-install or self-service as it requires both a vacuum bleeder and a nitrogen charging system to install.
  • Riders who are using the air version of the Super Deluxe on a frame that is excessively progressive or otherwise completely unsuited to air shocks. These will work better with a Super Deluxe coil shock.

When should I consider getting a revalve?
If rider weight varies by more than 10kg (20lbs) or the shock is moved to another frame, then consider a revalve. Revalves will be performed by us at the cost of a standard service.

Can my shock be serviced by my LBS after tuning? 
Your LBS will require a vacuum bleeder for Monarch Plus shocks, and a nitrogen charging system with a hypodermic needle fitting for both Monarch Plus and Super Deluxe shocks. If your LBS has these, they can email us (service@vorsprungsuspension.com) and we'll provide them with the required information to get your shock properly serviced. 

Who is the Tractive Valve Tuning System for the Super Deluxe NOT suited for:

  • Riders who already exceed the maximum rated air pressure of their shock. You need a different shock, sorry! However, a Super Deluxe Coil may be for you.
  • Riders who want a firmer-than-stock lockout. The Tractive system offers a firm compression mode rather than a lockout for climbing traction, but if a near-rigid lockout is non-negotiable, look elsewhere. We don't firm up the lockout because it inhibits performance of the shock when unlocked.
  • Riders who want to service their damper at home. The Tractive kit for Super Deluxe is not available for self-install or self-service as it requires both a vacuum bleeder and a nitrogen charging system to install.
  • Riders who are using the air version of the Super Deluxe on a frame that is excessively progressive or otherwise completely unsuited to air shocks. These will work better with a Super Deluxe coil shock.

The Tractive kit is not available for self-install, so you'll need to send your shock in to one of our Elite Partner Tuning Centres.

Features and Benefits: 

• Improved support, compliance, traction.
• Superior stability and predictability
• Upgraded compression base valve assembly with triple circuit technology
• More usable 3-position compression adjuster with evenly spaced settings
• Pressure-balanced valving to provide sensitivity and support without cavitation
• Low friction Acetal IFP to replace the stock metal IFP which scores the reservoir bore• Custom Tractive Valve Tuning System tune selection for each rider based on frame, weight, terrain, aggression and preference
• Customised rebound valving to replace the stock rebound shim stack (which is non-functional in the Monarch Plus)
• Nitrogen charged via low-profile reservoir end cap
• Internal alterations to reduce the typical knocking during direction changes
• Recommendations on spring pressure and volume spacer alterations if necessary.

SINCE 2011

Tractive is a process, not just a part.

It has been evolving since it was started in 2011, with an ever growing datatbase to analyse and summarise feedback over time. With Tractive, you directly benefit not just from Vorsprung's knowledge, but from the collective experience of all of our partners around the world. The combined experience of your local suspension tuner and Vorsprung's own expertise can be leveraged to get you the best out of your shock

Our Elite Partner Tuning Centres around the world have access to our proprietary, cloud-based Tractive Valve Tuning System calculation software. This software lets the tuner observe the true response at the wheel when considering the rider's weight, the bike's leverage rate and the damper curve generated by a specific tune.

How to get a Tractive Tune:

Find your nearest Elite Tuning Partner Centre in our 'Dealers Worldwide' link above.

What others say

The Tractive tune takes an already great shock and really does improve it. For me on my bikes it has added suppleness off the top, more support and a smooth bottomless feel. What do you get when you add supple + supportive + smoothness = Fast and fun. I have had a few shocks tuned with the Tractive tune and it has definitely improved the performance of the bikes they have been on both climbing and of course descending. So a product that will improve your bike coupled with great service, you can't go wrong.

Brett Hornfelt

For the past year I have been riding the Tractive tune. The contrast between what was my typical riding/tuning routine before and after has been pretty remarkable. After a couple of rides on the tune I added a small amount of LSC and sped up the rebound a little. That was the
last time I touched dials. This tune has allowed me to actually set it and forget, which is really saying something considering how I am constantly analyzing my suspension. Whether it’s hitting big jump lines or riding natural tech, the damping feels on point and I have never felt like there was something left to be desired. My impression is that this is due to the concept behind the tuning being sound as well as the process itself. All too often the process is simplified to the point where it can’t capture a specific rider’s preferences. There aren’t only three types of riders out there and this takes that into account.

Jimmy Davis

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