Avid RC Carbon Fiber RC8B3 Rear Shock Tower

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This Avid RC RC8B3 Rear Shock Tower is made from 4mm thick 100% carbon fiber and removes the shock standoff pockets found on the stock AE shock tower. Do so, and while using the Avid -1 Aluminum Standoffs (AVD1809-1), the shock tower/standoff package removes 40% of the weight from up high compared to stock - all while retaining the same shock location as the kit tower.


  • 100% Carbon Fiber 4mm thick
  • Shock standoff pocket removed to prevent carbon from splitting (Use Avid -1mm Standoffs to maintain shock angle)
  • Holes are in same location as kit towers
  • Shock tower set removes 40% of the weight from up high (Stock aluminum towers weight 63g, Carbon 38g

Tech Notes:
It is recommended to run the Avid RC RC8B3 -1mm Aluminum Shock Standoffs (AVD1809-1) so the shock angle is maintained due to the pocket being removed from this tower for the standoff. During testing, Avid found that with the pocket the CF easily splits, so they removed it.

This product was added to our catalog on February 24, 2016