RockShox Revelation 409 2007 Forks

2.4/5 (5 Reviews)
Weight : 1740 grams

Product Description

  • Travel: 115, 130mm / 100-130mm
  • Spring: Dual Air / Air U-Turn
  • Damping: Motion Control
  • Crown: Forged 6061 T-6 Aluminum
  • Steerer Tube: Butted Aluminum
  • Lowers: Magnesium, IS Disc only

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Felipin a Weekend Warrior from Madrid, Spain

Date Reviewed: January 22, 2010

Strengths:    I didnt have enough time to discover them... Hope to say Rock Shox Service Support and their ability to fix design issues.

Weaknesses:    Reliability. Very poor quality

Bottom Line:   
Well, first ride with my brand new bike and the fork cracked... Looks like a seal between the negative and positive chamber has broken. Shop has contacted RS and they have confirmed to be a design problem affecting all units for the 2010 Revelation 409 U-Turn. Shop offered me the option to replace my broken 409 with a new one but they didn't recommend since it's almost sure that I'll have the same issue. I'm waiting now to receive the re-designed cardtridge from Rock Shox. I've been told it will take a couple of weeks. In the meantime, I'm using a 426 borrowed from the shop.

If it's a common issue, I'd like to see a press note from Rock Shox, but havent found anything but some upset customer comments.

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Favorite Trail:   El Pardo, Madrid

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Manitou Spider, Rock Shox Reba Team

Bike Setup:   Scott Genius 50 2010

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by dstelk a Cross Country Rider from La Verne, Ca

Date Reviewed: January 13, 2009

Strengths:    Lots of adjustability

Weaknesses:    Leaks oil, doesn't hold air, have to twist 100 times to adjust motion control, inoperable and going back to the mfr. after less than 50 hours of not-so-abusive riding.

Bottom Line:   
If you must get this fork, make sure it's the 426 and not the 409. I've talked to a few people in the course of trying to figure out what was wrong with mine that have had great luck with the 426. My 409 has been a piece of crap!! I won't belabor the point, but it's being shipped back to Rock Shox for their warranty "fix" but when it's all said and done, I'll be sans bike for about a month. Plus, apparently my issues are a common enough problem that they have engineered a fix for those of us fortunate enough to have problems. I don't have a suggestion for a better fork, but keep looking if the Revelation 409 is next on your list.

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Favorite Trail:   White Ranch, Golden, Co

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   Many other Rock Shox products....perhaps it's time to look into mfr's.

Bike Setup:   Fezzari Cascade Peak, Revalation, Fox RP23 rear, x9 / x7 drivetrain, juicy 5's.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mark a Cross Country Rider from Santa Cruz, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: March 2, 2008

Strengths:    Dual Air, Lockout, Rebound adjust. Everything works great! The travel is as smooth and progressive as anything else I've felt. I have never bottomed it out on any drops or jumps. Looks great as well with that flat back lowers and gloss black crown. Light weight.

Weaknesses:    A bit flexy when you hammer on it. My 2.55" Weirwolf LT, which had no trouble on my last fork, rubs on the fork when I really mash on the pedals. Seems to knock at certain times.

Bottom Line:   
This fork is awesome as a cross country fork, but may be a bit weak for All mountain or especially freeriding. I love that it is lightweight, travel adjustable, and that it has remote lockout. People complain about the travel adjust being a pain, but it does have a lever that's easy to grip and turn, even while riding with gloves on. True, the TALAS is much easier, but Fox doesn't offer pop-loc, which can be more important at times. As I said, it is a bit flexible, but it's much easier to push around than a TALAS 36 or other forks. Great for XC, not so much if you like drops, jumps, and big tires.

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Favorite Trail:   UCSC Singletrack

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Hyland Bikes!!!

Similar Products Used:   Fox TALAS 36, RS Psylo XC, Manitou Black (coil), RST Gila T6(just kidding... not similar at all)

Bike Setup:   Felt Virtue Two: Felt Backpedal platforms, Gravity OS Lite 70mm stem, Raceface Next Carbon OS bar, Hope Moto 6-pistons.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Joey a Racer from UK

Date Reviewed: June 22, 2007

Strengths:    Super smooth on trail noise and bigger bumps

Weaknesses:    Kept staying down. Shop tried to fix, importer tried to fix. We all gave up and I went back to Talas which is easier to lower and raise but not as plush. Lowering the Revelation is a real pain. You have to keep turning the k nob when you want both hands on the wheel. With Talas it is just a quick flick. I was and still disappointed because apart from the reliability issue they rode great. Same happened with another local and he has been more patient but still not working so this is appears to be a design fault

Bottom Line:   
Don't buy, the travel gets shorter!

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Favorite Trail:   anywhere

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Reba on my hard tail, new Talas, old Float, MZ Bombers, RS Judy

Bike Setup:   Turner 5 spot with a mismash if XTC, Mavic

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Thitikorn a Cross Country Rider from Bangkok, Thailand

Date Reviewed: February 2, 2007

Strengths:    Light weight. Dual Air

Weaknesses:    U-turn is short.

Bottom Line:   
I like it. Not expensive.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   World Bike

Similar Products Used:   Rockshock JUDY.

Bike Setup:   Santacruz Blur 4X + Sram XO + Carbon parts.

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