- Should I swap Pikes for Revs?
Revs much lighter – about 2lb from memory
I seriously doubt that even going from coil pikes to air Rev. I've got Pike Airs and if I switched to Rev Airs (2009 with teh same travel as the my Pikes), the only part which is significantly different is the crown iirc so the weight saving is only marginalPosted 10 years agodavidtaylforthMember
No, 1 lb is **** all, especially if its on a set of forks. Unless you have loads of cash then its just a waste.
A better bet as always is lighter wheels.
I think my current XC forks weigh about 6lbs or just over, wouldnt ever bother changing them. Id change my rear 721 rim when its had it thoughPosted 10 years agobullitMember
Ive recently changed from Pike 454 air U-turns to new 09 Rev Maxle U-turn as the Pikes stanchion s were worn through after 3 years hard use. The weight difference prior to refitting(when I checked by actually weighting them on kitchen scales – much to the annoyance of the Mrs) – was just 0.5lbs. I'd say absolutely not worth changing until the Pikes bite the dust fully. They are fantastic forks – why change them for such a minimal weight saving? As mentioned , you're not exactly gogin to get the Hustler superlight anyway. Revs are in my opinion , not any better at all than Pikes.Posted 10 years agoslowriderMember
yep, the 2010 revs are lighter than 2009 ones due to new lower legs.
nope, its not worth ditching some perfectly good pushed pikes for them. ive got a pair of pushed pikes on my ht and a pair of 2010 revs on my fs. i notice the weight difference over my old (2009) talas 36's but think that id be struggling to notice it over the pikes if im honest.
very nice forks though, i got mine for £315 so thats £185 saved off rrp to get them pushed at first service.Posted 10 years agokhaniMember
went from pikes to fox 15mm and the differance in weight is really noticable not as stiff but the (hugely) better damping and lighter weight make the bike (hl 5spot) much nicer to ride, the 2010 revs are even lighter and the blackbox damping is as good as fox (allegedley) soooo yes go for it 😆Posted 10 years ago
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