Getting more travel from 2011 140mm RS Revelation RLs
Depends how much travel they have now – you can simply measure the distance from wiper seals to crown and minus about 4mm, ensuring that there’s no -ve pressure “sucking” the fork down (it may be best to let all the -ve air out).
Most if not all 2011 Revelations have the capability to run at 150mm, but no more than that. If yours are less than that, then yes, removing a spacer should allow the full 150mm. It’s pretty easy if you’re comfortable stripping forks. Make sure you have the appropriate snapring / circlip pliers.
EDIT: Didn’t read the title. If yours are 140mm then they should indeed have the spacer in. Remove it and you’ll get the full 150mm.Posted 5 years ago
Thanks Superficial, that was my thinking as well. I was going drop Sram/RS an email but couldn’t find an address for them.
Never taken a pair of forks apart before but there’s a first time for everything. Actually, might be safer to see if my LBS can handle the job. ha!Posted 5 years ago
acidchunks – Member
Retro, did you have to remove the lowers to get at the spacer?
Btw they’re tapered steerer & 15mm maxle if it makes any difference..
I did, not sure if there is a clever to get the gubbins all out of the top of the fork.
To be honest it’s worth popping the lowers off and putting in 12ml of decent oil, mine were pretty much dry out of the factory 😯
edit: mine were just the bog standard 20mm / 1 1/8thPosted 5 years ago
Hey there STW, need a bit of help on this….
I’ve taken a look at the service manual for my 2011 Revs and it seems to indicate that its possible to remove a spacer from the dual air shaft and increase their travel.
Have any of you tried this? and if so did it work?
Basically looking at ordering myself an El Guapo but can’t afford to buy another pair of forks to go with it. Given the low BB height of the guapo I’d like to stick to the recommended fork travel for the frame.
Bottom of page 14.
Cheers 😀Posted 5 years ago
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