I'm currently riding a 2010 SC Heckler with 140mm Fox Float RL QR forks but I've recently been looking at a set of 2013 Revelation RLT 150 Solo airs (with pushloc) as a replacement for about £350. However, am I being an idiot? Is the change worth it?
With everything in the industry now apparently adopting new standards (tapered steerers, 15/20 axles etc) the choice of forks with 11/8 steerers is rapidly diminishing and it seems that Fox have fallen out of favour. Would a set of 150mm RLT Revs be that much different to my now apparently underrated Floats? Am I actually going to notice the extra 10mm of travel and the bolt through axle? I reckon the Heckler's got a few years left in it yet as it's pretty much bombproof, plenty stiff enough and far more capable than the person riding it - is it worth trying to bring it up to date with a 150mm/bolt through fork or should I just try to sell before it's obsolete and buy a new bike?
As an aside, if there are any other forks I should consider, please flag them up.