RockShox Revelation RLT 2011 Forks

DESCRIPTION

  • Travel: 150mm Dual Air
  • Damping: Motion Control
  • Steerer: Aluminium, 1 1/8"
  • Crown: Forged, Hollow 6061 T-6 Aluminium
  • Recommended Rear Shock: Monarch and Ario

USER REVIEWS

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[Jan 26, 2020]
Puppettation Device


OVERALL
RATING
5
Strength:

Great full lockout, for doing groceries.

Weakness:

Damper replacemnts no longer exist for this model anymore. ):

Price Paid:
$2,000
Purchased:
New  
Model Year:
2011
[Jun 26, 2011]
LooK OuT!
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

- great looks
- brilliant Motion Control damping!
- 15mm axle
- 120/150mm travel option with just one click

Weakness:

- Post Mount threads are rather weak
- Little play on bushings when uncompressed

I was glad to have this fork with my bike as I am not very familiar with servicing Fox products. I like Motion Control damping as it is very easy to rebuild or bleed, plus it works just like it should. The Poploc with Gate+ setting allows you to set the desired threshold on compression damping. Combined with RP23 in the rear you can turn your Am fully into sharp fast accelerating rocket. The fork, despite being air sprung, is really plush. However I do not use more than 2/3rds of total travel. 120mm setting is nice but only on uphills. Other than that it may screw your bike geometry too much as it does with mine. If you still have threads in your Post Mounts, better replace standard bolts with the longest possible ones. Overall, it's a very nice fork with decent torsional stiffness and superb damping. Might be surpassed only by Lyrik, but when it comes to weight, it is still on the top.

Similar Products Used:

Fox Float, Boxxer Team

[Jan 31, 2011]
Vuco
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

- great damper (Motion Control + Dual Flow rebound)
- dual air
- low speed compression, floodgate and rebound adjustment work
- light (1660g with full 265mm steerer)
- no stichion at all, plush as hell
- very linear spring
- can be lowered to 100mm with internal spacers

Weakness:

- after first ride I got as it seems a light bushing play. Seems problems like Lyriks from 2008 are happening again :(

Great plush fork, lighter but stiffer than my old Recon 351 (which is 300g heavier), both having 9mm dropouts. Great damping system (fork has a low/high speed compression and low/high speed rebound; high speed rebound is factory set, the rest you can adjust to your riding style).

Adjustments work, especially the low speed compression and floodgate where you can feel the difference between every click.

The bad thing is that after 1 ride (no jumps, just hard XC trails with small rocks and roots) I got light bushing play as it seems when the fork is at 150mm. When I lower the fork (by putting more negative pressure i.e.), the play is gone. Its a slight play, but you can hear a light knock when front brake is applied and you move the bike forward and back. 4 of 4 persons felt it. Need to RMA it. Found another user with the same problem on MTBR.

5 value rating cause it's a great fork. But 1 chilly cause it seems I have a bad luck with it :(

Similar Products Used:

RockShox Dart 2, Suntour XCM V2, RockShox Recon 351 Solo Air, Tora 318 U-turn

[Jan 04, 2011]
Rocket88
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

All compression, lockout, flood gate, rebound, and air spring pressure adjustments actually can be felt and allow the rider to tune it to specific terrain/trail. Compression/Lockout lever is smooth and moves effortlessly which helps with quick changes along the trail. Offered in 9/15/20MM options to accomodate just about any 5-6" front travel bike.

Weakness:

None with fork, but instructions that came in box are useless and tell a rider unknowing about susp absolutely nothing about tuning it.

Feels same or better than Fox comparable travel counterpart or others for that matter at more than half the price. I chose the 9mm option fork and have put a few hundred miles on it now from rocky trails, fast steep stuff to 6 foot flat drops at speed and it has definately made me a more confident AM rider. Of course at 3.5 lbs, my climbs are more pleasant as well.

Similar Products Used:

Fox RLC, Marzoch Bomber, Manitou

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