The Rock Shox Revelation Team U-Turn fork has 120-150mm of adjustable travel made possible by the Air U-Turn spring and BlackBox Motion Control damper. The aluminum steerer tube diameter is 1 1/8". The fork crown is cast, hollow 6061 aluminum. The stanchions are 32mm straight wall aluminum tubes. The lowers are magnesium. The fork accepts thru-axle hubs only via the proprietary 20mm Maxle Lite thru axle.
a Weekend Warrior
from manila, philippines
Date Reviewed: August 3, 2011
Strengths: light, stiff, maxle, smooth, plush, super smooth, u turn, lockout, compression adjust, etc.
Weaknesses: none so far, but @ 150mm travel could have gone with 35mm stanchions
this fork is super plush and super smooth. u turn works great, lockout and compression are the bomb, dual air adjustability hits the bullseye. maxle works great but it's a little bit hard to install/remove. put a little grease on it. it is so buttery smoooooootth..no feeling of sticktion at all.
Bike Setup: 2011 heckler, sram, shimano, syncros, thomson
a Weekend Warrior
from Florence, Italy
Date Reviewed: June 23, 2011
Strengths: Absolutely OK
I bought the Abracadabra frame having tried the bike with the original FOX forks: in the first time i used marzocchi xc 700 ata with quick release, then decided to change it with a fork with 20mm/15mm axle, and choose this fork for the good price.
I thought fox was better, but soon i realized that this was not true: revelation team do it better!!!!!
P.S.: i never used lock out and u-turn (abracadabra dont need lower forks)
Similar Products Used: marzocchi xc 700 ata micro, Fox 150 RLT, and many other
Bike Setup: Kona Abracadabra - formula oro 18 k brakes - Mavic 819 rims - hubs: rear DT 240 s, front Protone - drivetrain XT
a Weekend Warrior
from East Berne, ny usa
Date Reviewed: May 2, 2011
Strengths: Plushest fork ever, great adjust-ability, light weight, air u-turn rocks, post mounts, Push-loc
Best fork I have ever used. It soaks up everything and the dual air gives you control over exactly how u want the fork to feel. Small bump compliance is terrific as well as big hit ability. Best fork I have ever ridden. What a difference. I can clear stuff now that I could never have cleared with my other fork. Awesome.
a Weekend Warrior
from Fernie, BC
Date Reviewed: January 7, 2011
Strengths: Ride performance is awesome, super smooth and stiff torsionally. If it was problem free it would be a truly amazing fork.
Weaknesses: U-turn, lasts about a month between blow ups and Canadian service center at Norco blows chunks. Luckily everything gets covered by warranty, but having to send the fork away each time really sucks, wish there were more bike shops set up as RS service centers in Canada - like the US.
Norco has been awful to work with, tried to get an issue seen to for three months, they kept lying and saying they were sending the part to my local shop - I was at the shop when they were being called, I heard them saying they'd send the stuff and it would never show. I called RS US and they basically said sorry, but there is nothing we can do - seriously? - all I needed was a tiny spring and a c-clip, you can't just drop them in the mail? They'd fit in a regular envelope and believe me, I'd never tell Norco about it.
I have a love/hate relationship, best riding fork I've tried but I have no trust in it, it has let me down too much, plus the Canadian support is terrible. I am planning on trying to get the '11 2 step cartridge for it and see how that goes.
Similar Products Used: Manitou Minute '08 - thankfully I still own this fork, it is bomber. Not as smooth as the Revelation but it is infinitely more reliable. Also ridden a Fox Float 150 RL w/ 15mm TA, not as stiff torsionally, but rode nicely.
Bike Setup: Banshee Spitfire, I9's, XTR, Formula RX's etc
a Cross Country Rider
from bend OR USA
Date Reviewed: July 21, 2010
Strengths: Plush, Stiff, highly tunable, and pretty light. Review for Dual Air version
Weaknesses: The air pressure vs. rider weight chart on the lowers was quite a bit off for my desired ride qualities. Peel it off and this fork has no weakness
Best AM fork I have ever ridden. It is super plush right from the top of the stroke even at relatively high pressure. The Fox Float that this fork replaced was super sticky in the first inch of travel and handle small to medium bumps pretty poorly. With the pos and neg chambers on the Revelation you can really dial in the small bump feel. I run the neg chamber low so you get full travel and the fork is not too sensitive to small bumps. I find that more small bump sensitivity leads to my front wheel hanging up in slow techy stuff. Even though this makes the first bit of travel more firm, it is still very very smooth unlike the fox, which just felt really sticky. If you raise the negative chamber pressure you will shorten the axle to crown length of the fork and available travel. The other brilliant feature of this fork is the compression adjustment. This basically allows you to have two forks in one at the flip of a switch. Set the fork up fully active as you would for a shuttle ride then flip the compression switch and play with the gate dial until you find the feel you like for climbing and slow technical riding. Now you have your two modes set and just flip the compression switch on and off to switch between the two. Fox copied this set up but I don't think it works as well. Buy this fork.
Weaknesses: colors options? I would prefer the "mate" look and a black or gray :-)
WOW, I was not happy with my last(s) FOX (Vanilla, Float, Talas) and decided to give RS a try after reading the recommendations from other users.
My God this fork is PLUSH, feels great and I just had 1 ride.
I weight about 180 RTR and have 80 PSI in Pos and Neg chambers. Still tinkering but feels sooooo nice
Bye bye FOX, no more harsh rides, loose bushings and creaky steerers
This thing is incredible!
If it keeps working (shouldn't have a problem) its THE best upgrade I have done in a long time
Keep it up RS!!
Strengths: It works great after getting the U-Turn Fixed. It's a light weight fork and the 20mm Maxle is the best. The Fork is plush and feels much better then the Talas.
Weaknesses: The U-Turn broke before I could even ride my bike.
I was really pissed, spending good coin then getting zero miles on the fork. SRAM stepped up but I decided to have PUSH fix the U-Turn along with tuning the fork. I would have bought the Dual Air if I had known about the u-turn clunk.
Favorite Trail: Are (and Creasted Butte, Colorado , US)
Duration Product Used: 3 months
Similar Products Used: RS Psylo, RS Recon, RS Pike
Bike Setup: Orange 5 with Fox RP23 BV, XT cranks, gears and shifters, Formula The One brakes, Wheels: DT 5.1 on Hope Pro II, High rollers 2.35 and sometimes Nobby Nics, Thomson stem and seatpost. Race Face Atlas AM bars, Fizik Gobi XM saddle
a Weekend Warrior
from Holmfirth, West Yorks, uk
Date Reviewed: March 5, 2010
Strengths: Look nice
Weaknesses: Travel adjuster broke first time out resulting in 120mm setting omly being available and loud knocks on compression. First time out was on flat road with a few 3 inch curbs. Simply wrong - surely quality control should have picked this problem up. Have returned to CRC I am sure they will sort this out, I will report back on this though as I am thoughly distsatisfied at the momment.
Similar Products Used: Marrazochis Z1, marathon, Comp - No probs at all with any of these. I am thinking I am an idiot for trying anything else.
Bike Setup: I would love to have the oportunity to ride it. SA Heckler, Fox 5.0, Hope Pro/Dt swiss AM rims, Sram Xo/x9, SLX Ch/S, Avid Elivier CR brakes, Thomson and Hope everything else except EA Bars.
a Weekend Warrior
from Santa Cruz
Date Reviewed: November 1, 2009
Strengths: This is for a 2010 Team Air U-Turn 9mm... adjustability, plushness, tracking, SRAM customer support
This fork is nice!
I just lofted the most air I've ever done on a trail I've been riding for 20 years. The landing reminded me of 2' of dry powder the morning after a snow dump. Combine this with the travel range, easy maintenance and we got our selves a winner!
I weigh in at 160lbs so the tracking is not a problem with the 9mm. For my wieght and style (good times on the trail) I didn't want to shell out for a new wheel.
I recent bought a 2010 RS Revelation Team U-Turn where the seller said they had a spacer put in to lower them to 140mm (from the stock 150mm). The travel indicator printed on the stanchions seem to match that as they're sitting at about 130-135mm (apparently the negative air sucks them down a bit fr ... Read More »
Hi, I ride a Cannondale F4 2010 and when my front fork lockout did not work, I upgraded to a RockShox. Or I thought I did.
[url=http://www.ericewe.com/everything-else/recent-trail-pictures-and-one-year-later-on-cannondale-f4mountain-bike/]Recent trail pictures, one year later on my Cannondale F4 mo ... Read More »
i have a fox 36 float R 160mm on my heckler. it runs fine but i want to replace it with a revelation team 150mm travel. the axle to crown of the revelation is 530mm. the fox is 550mm. wanted a bit more standover clearance, lockout, u-turn, dual air. it is also lighter.
but i am torn by the 32mm s ... Read More »
Never mind. Just found a 4 page thread on the Revelation Team U-Turn unit failure rate.
I'm shopping for a 150mm fork w/ a 20mm axle for my Blur LT (my "aggressive XC" bike)
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