RockShox Revelation RLT Ti Dual Position Air fork review£760.00

Impressively controlled on the trail

BikeRadar score4/5

RockShox’s new travel-adjust fork is a breeze to use and impressively controlled on the trail. The 15mm Maxle Revelation forks get a new bottom end including a bolt-in hose guide. Stiffness is very good. It tracks tighter and is more capable of bullying its way through random rockeries than the obvious competition.

Despite the Dual Position travel-adjust it’s still a bearable weight. The left-hand travel lever is a cinch to use, dropping the fork 30mm and softening the air spring for better climbing manners, especially on the uphill switchbacks. The Solo Air spring self-sets its negative pressure for a supple start to the stroke and there’s no palpable difference to the smoothly progressive stroke of the fixed-travel forks.

While RockShox Europe only had a basic RL version spare, Fisher Outdoor Leisure will be bringing the full RLT Ti version to the UK. This means better high-speed oil flow for excellent big-hit and square-edge slap to let you plough through serious trouble without flinching. We’ve not had any trouble from several sets we’ve ridden, so RockShox’s impressive reliability reputation looks safe.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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