RockShox Revelation MTB Fork Review

4.67 out of 5
By Syd Patricio    on May 6, 2011

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April 4, 2017
Pros: Tune-ability, light, good price point, stiff, rct3 dampening. Great all purpose suspension fork.

Cons: None at this time.

Recommendation: Good value for an upgrade. Love the ability to fine tune dampening.

October 28, 2016
Pros: Solo air, bottomless tokens, 3 position dampener, air chart on stanchions. (150mm travel!)

Cons: Can't think of any

Recommendation: Highly recommended Works great for trail bike and light enduro/downhill

March 22, 2016
Model/Year: 2006

Pros: Smooth
Remote lockout
Soaks up big hits

Cons: Rebound

Recommendation: This fork is great for any budding Enduro rider. It soaks up small hits but never wimps out on the big hits either. The U-turn system makes my life 100% easier by letting me adjust the amount of travel. It allows me to race both XC and Enduro with one fork. The only problem is the rebound, which is a little flaky. Maybe that's because its an old fork...

December 11, 2012
Pros: Bomb Proof
Coil Spring

Cons: QR axle

Recommendation: The U-Turn feature is awesome on this fork. Also, the linear feel of the coil spring is very predictable. This fork is bomb proof and mine has now had 3 separate owners and is still working as great as ever.

May 10, 2011
Pros: Easy to adjust with good controls. Very stiff and tracks well. dampening circuits have definitive clicks which are not too numerous but provide noticeable changes.

Cons: none

Recommendation: Good trail fork I have the 150 dual air. Works great on my trail bike has not bottomed out yet. Tracks very nicely without any noticeable flex other than very steep rock gardens where I am on the brakes a bunch more.

February 26, 2011
Pros: Smooth as silk, has preset low speed compliance that is activated based on live conditions making for an amazing feature. This fork is so buttery and reacative and great looking to boot.

Cons: Rebound on the bottom of fork, have to get off the bike to adjust...other than that its perfect.

Recommendation: I would grab this fork if your a rider who like to set it and forget fuss no muss. It just works so well with so little to do on set up.

April 8, 2010
Pros: Light, stiff, plush, multiple travel options. Maxle Lite

Cons: Durability is unknown.

Recommendation: Just picked this fork up and dayum is it sweet. Light, active, and tracks really well. Head and shoulders above my old Marz XC600 Air by every measure.

November 8, 2008
Pros: It is pretty light fork with a lot of adjustments for your riding style. The fork has well placed decals that give it a tough image, yet sleek. Feels like a cadillac when riding down rough rocky terrain.

Cons: Takes a little bit to get it adjusted perfect to your style.

Recommendation: Read the manual that comes with it!

September 2, 2007
Pros: Everything, The positive and negative air adjustments are super easy. The rebound adjustment is nice so is the lockout override adjustment. This fork flows over the rough stuff.

Cons: The color, Mohagony on a grey bike is kind of weird.

Recommendation: Try it, it is a great fork