My new 2010 RS revelation race maxle

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  • psychle
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    we've hit waaarp factor 9 captain! 😆 nice pic 🙂

    robhughes
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    are they 140,s

    stu-pid
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    Got to thank hugh_b for the pics, hes just bought an slr so we spent the day playing with it & trying to pretend we knew how to use it!!

    hugh_b
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    i want some you git!

    stu-pid
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    Theyre 150mm travel for 2010 but they come with some sort of spacers to reduce the travel.

    stu-pid
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    Just got my new 2010 Revelation Race, had to get them from the US as the maxle race version isnt in the uk yet & i didnt think the black box team version was worth the extra money!
    They look awesome, and best of all they work just like last years revs!


    There has been a noticable reduction in weight for 2010, I weighed these at 1760g with a full length steerer compared to approx 2kg for the 09 maxle revs.
    They've also got an extra 10mm of travel but the axle to crown height doesnt seem much bigger than the 09.
    After a good days trail riding including a couple of 6' drops & some rough descents i can't critisize anything about them, like the 09's they're very stiff & precise. The damping works very well, they feel very plush on the small stuff & dont go through their travel too fast on the big bumps & theres no noticable fork dive.
    I can honestly say theyre the best trail forks ive ridden!

    robarnold
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    *DROOL*

    Very, very nice

    slowrider
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    bet they werent cheap!

    nickegg
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    But are they worth paying extra for over the 2009 forks?

    I paid £320 for my 2009 forks a couple of weeks ago….so are these that much of a leap forward?

    hugh_b
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    internals are the same, they have changed the externals to reduce weight. I have had pikes and now have 09 revs, stu-pids revs feel exactly the same but they are noticeably lighter when picking up the front end although he is running a lighter front wheel than me. To be honest, there was only about 100-200g difference at the most between 09 revs and pikes but the new ones are about 300g lighter than the 09 revs. I'd say the 09 revs are going to be stronger due to their pike type build but that comes down to the type of riding your doing and i think it's pretty hard to break a set of forks now days!
    If you have a reasonably light build already and your happy with the weight/ride i wouldn't bother. If your bike could do with a bit of a diet (like my commencal) then it may be worth it! I'd like some, but not sure if the weight saving would be justified when spending that much £££.

    Hugh

    dasnut
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    air forks. gah.

    my 2010 PUSH'd coil pikes have the same compression knob however…

    stu-pid
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    Got them for £350 from the states & they were creative with the customs declaration so i only paid £30 in customs & parcel force fees. So £380 all in, not bad!!

    Premier Icon charliemort
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    where did you get them from? thanks…………

    stu-pid
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    Got them from smartbikeparts.com

    http://smartbikeparts.com/search_details.php?itm=FK5971

    Theyre international postage costs are very reasonable & service was very quick.

    hora
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    I was reading an old mag last night/review on the 2010 Rev- it said they have revised the internals(?) so they dont 'get all out of shape on the edge of chaos like the current rev does' (yes you can guess which mag wrote that).

    What pressures +/- are you guys running on the 09's?

    nickegg
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    I used the recommended pressures on the fork legs. Couldn't say what they are altohugh i went for the middle recommendations for my weight so i could increase/decrease as needs be (but havn't had the need to)

    I set it once and havn't bothered with them since. They seem fine to me but i will be setting them up again when i get to the White Room chalet in Sainte Foy tomorrow evening! 😀

    Premier Icon BigDummy
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    I am completely ignoring this post as I cannot afford a pair of those beauties, which would clearly be a significant improvement over my lumpen coil Pikes. 🙂

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    it said they have revised the internals(?) so they dont 'get all out of shape on the edge of chaos like the current rev does'

    This is probably a reference to the Blackbox damping on the Team model.

    hora
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    So whats the price guide for the UK then? They cant hide behind US/UK currency can they?

    Premier Icon charliemort
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    The Team ones are on CRC – £600 – £700 list depending on model

    they only have dual air races at £400 list but think they are QR

    hora
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    So £350 extra for peace of mind warranty? 😕

    Premier Icon charliemort
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    well yes – but stu-pid's are Race, not Team………..

    seems like the issue is whether the Team's are worth x amount more than the Race models

    Premier Icon RicB
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    mmmm, very very nice forks. How can I persuade the wife we don't really need that new kitchen!

    A middle ground between the race and team spec might be to get the race model direct from TFT with the new PUSH mod installed. It'll probably add another 100quid onto retail but that's still less than 350.

    odannyboy
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    take the maxle out and give er a good smear of grease. popped mine out 7 days after a wet ride and it was scabby already,the black coating on they does nowt to protect it!

    Race is 350 at Merlin i think?
    Team Air 2010 is/was 480 online at either Winstanleys or JE James.

    I very tempted by the team air. Its revised compression and rebound, TFTuned only adjust rebound and cost has gone up to 170 quid.

    Premier Icon kiwijohn
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    07 Iron Horse MkIII Expert? Awesome bike, I've got the same still running the Pikes. Have you cracked the swing arm yet?

    Premier Icon RicB
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    Yes but that £170 for the PUSH mod includes a full service; parts and labour. Buying one with the push mod installed won't be £170 extra (I imagine).

    Very tempted for £480 though. If only RS had a travel adjust that works on the fly, instead of sloooow U-turn

    hora
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    I was abit naughty last night. I bought a set of dual air 09 Rev maxles locally.

    OP- Any further thoughts on 09 v 10 much appreciated (and especially on your 09's)

    stu-pid
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    Its an 08 mkiii if that makes any difference, had it for about 6 months & not cracked the swingarm i think you'd have to do something pretty serious to actually do that. Having said that my mate rides a commencal meta 5 & does the same riding as me & he's cracked it after 2 months!

    Rode afan this weekend with the new forks, still well pleased with them, cant say i had any problems with the damping system getting out of shape even when going flat out over the pretty rough sections on the wall & whites.

    eichler
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    my new rockshox revelation team maxle

    Looks like I will be stripping these down tonight! Lost all air from spring which seems to have removed the dust seal from the leg. I assume the air u-turn assembly is the same as the old rev and air pike (which I had before).

    hugh_b
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    @ hora, i'm running lower air pressures than on the fork leg. I'm 11stone and i'm running 90 psi in both + & -. This feels nice and plush, doesn't bottom out unless you have a big big hit but has great small bump performance. I don't have a problem with the motion control either. Personally i wouldn't bother with the blackbox internals as i see it as a huge amount of £££ for very little gain if any.

    richc
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    how much will you want for them when you sell them next week Hora?

    Premier Icon kiwijohn
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    The 07 MkIII had a a faulty weld on the swingarm where they would all crack. A mate has an 08 & that has cracked as well & he's a lot lighter than me. There's more on mtbr about it if you want to check.
    But anyway, they're an awesome bike, my pike is getting a bit tired now, so I might have to look into one.

    v10
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    You still getting on well with these Stu-pid? Just bought a shed load and quite fancy a pair for my new toy.

    stu-pid
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    Yeah still very pleased with them, have given them a fair bit of use now and no problems so far.

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