- My new 2010 RS revelation race maxle
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!Posted 8 years ago
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!
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 £££.
HughPosted 8 years ago
Got them from smartbikeparts.com
Theyre international postage costs are very reasonable & service was very quick.Posted 8 years ago
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?Posted 8 years agonickeggMember
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! 😀Posted 8 years agoRicBSubscriber
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.Posted 8 years ago
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.Posted 8 years ago
@ 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.Posted 8 years agokiwijohnSubscriber
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.Posted 8 years ago
But anyway, they're an awesome bike, my pike is getting a bit tired now, so I might have to look into one.
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