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I just ordered a new Revelation Race 150 for the Endorphin! I'm so excited, should be here tomorrow afternoon. Should drop 1.5lbs from my bike at the expense of just 10mm of lost travel. At 34lbs my Endo is setup pretty darn perfect as-is for desert riding, but could stand to lose some weight for higher elevation XC rides and extended climbs. Thinking of trying an air shock again - any one using a Monarch? The new dual-air monarch looks pretty trick.





BTW, my V-Tach just got a little Double Barrel upgrade - schweet!
 

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NoahColorado said:
I just ordered a new Revelation Race 150 for the Endorphin! I'm so excited, should be here tomorrow afternoon. Should drop 1.5lbs from my bike at the expense of just 10mm of lost travel. At 34lbs my Endo is setup pretty darn perfect as-is for desert riding, but could stand to lose some weight for higher elevation XC rides and extended climbs. Thinking of trying an air shock again - any one using a Monarch? The new dual-air monarch looks pretty trick.





BTW, my V-Tach just got a little Double Barrel upgrade - schweet!
I was just going to post up asking about the longer Revelation today. I nearly pulled the trigger the last couple days on a Lyrik off ebay and was checking out some of the specs (namely whether or not I wanted to add that much weight compared to the Air U-turn Pike) when I ran across the press release for the Revelation. Definitely thinking that might be a better route for me now as I'm not a hucker and the Endo is my only bike so not really eager to add 1.5 lbs just for the extra 20mm that I won't use that much. My only concern is that I didn't hear too many positives about the 150mm Talas 32 Fox put out, wondering if the extra 10mm is the breaking point for 32mm stanction forks. Any chance Rock Shox has figured out a way to do an air U-turn Lyrik?

Noah, any word on the delivery date on the Revelation and about what the going rate might be, think the press release had the air U-Turn around $700?
 

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They're out now, just came in. The Team U-Turn Air w/ Maxle MSRP is $750. I ordered the plain jane Race model fixed at 150 w/ Maxle, MSRP for that is $550. They've got two "XX" models coming out too w/ something called an "Xloc" remote. The Team model adds Blackbox Motion Control over the Race. I don't know how much performance it adds, but the compression adjustment knob is detented which is nice - the normal ones tend to get floppy after awhile.

I think the fork should be stiff enough, I mean its got POWERBULGES! I'm going from the Wotan which is the stiffest fork ever so I'll let you know if I notice a difference.
 

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Weight Weenie.
Thats the first time I've ever been called that! I'm testing out an Ibis Tranny right now that tips the scales at 19.2lbs - thats weight weenie territory. Any tips how I can get my V-tach down to the low 20s (besides removing all the parts)?:)
 

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Thats the first time I've ever been called that! I'm testing out an Ibis Tranny right now that tips the scales at 19.2lbs - thats weight weenie territory. Any tips how I can get my V-tach down to the low 20s (besides removing all the parts)?:)
You can always take a dremmel and remove whatever metal you think it's redundant.....

You can try adding a CF rigid road fork and a front road wheelset, and go singlespeed, and why do you need brakes?
 

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Update:

I got it! It's great, so far so good! More to come!
 

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My babies!
Nice Noah, both those things are looking good. Is that a custom painted Knolly logo on the Endorphin? Definitely let us know how that Revelation handles. Also good to see a Manitou fork mounted up, hoping they get back in the game for 150-160mm forks soon. I'd have one of the newer Nixons if they would have made an adjustable travel version of the Elite.
 

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Looks good. What does it weigh? Four lbs?

Lots of interesting new forks coming out this year. The Marz 44 Ti RC3 sounds intrigueing as well.

I'm really interested in the 4.8 lb 170 mm Lyric Solo Air. I could lose a couple of pounds on my DT right there. Always a bit skeptical of new stuff though.

Let us hear how it holds up.
 

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Nice Noah, both those things are looking good. Is that a custom painted Knolly logo on the Endorphin?
Just a die-cut sticker overlay, my halloween bike!

The fork feels amazing after 2 rides....
 

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I think the fork should be stiff enough, I mean its got POWERBULGES! I'm going from the Wotan which is the stiffest fork ever so I'll let you know if I notice a difference.
Any thoughts yet regarding the stifnesss in comparison to the Wotan? I've ridden the 32 Fox Talas 150mm fork with the 15mm TA and was not all that impressed in terms of stiffness so I'm really hoping that the Powerbulges and the Maxle on the Rev help a little. I've ridden the Wotan and would have to agree that it sets the bar pretty high in the stiffness department. :thumbsup:
 

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So far so good, though I haven't taken ridden it super hard yet. This week I'll be heading up to the mountains again for some resort riding and that should tell me exactly what, if any, weaknesses the long-travel lightweight fork has.
 

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Still kick'n a$$! So far the fork has seen heavy park riding & jumping, Super-D racing, long epics (Monarch Crest), and quite a few miles of normal XC - not a single problem. Feels great. Added a lil' lubrication oil in the lowers right off the bat but that's the only maintenance thus far. The right fork wiper/seal is looking a bit suspicious (dirty), but it's not puking oil - yet.

Steering precision/tracking and stiffness are great - a bit weaker than my previous Wotan but not enough to consider as a serious compromise.

I am running much lower pressure for my weight than advised by Rock Shox - especially in the negative.

So far I give it a 10!
 

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Yeah , the 36 Talas would have 160 mm travel & stiffer chassis but the new Revelation would be a lighter fork maybe more desirable for longer duration xc type riding ! It is just a matter of how tough the new Revelation really is especially for a bigger rider ! TIG.
 

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Thanks for the update Noah. Sounds good so I've ordered a Revelation Race for the Endorphin. Still 3 weeks wait for the first ones to arrive in New Zealand but I will offer a ride report as soon as I get it dirty.
 

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Still loving it! I'm ~170 lbs. w/ gear - so I wouldn't consider myself a "bigger" rider but it's handling the bigger stuff pretty darn well.
 
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