RockShox Revelation RLT Dual Position Air suspension fork review£724.99

Not our pick of the bunch

BikeRadar score2.5/5

We’re big fans of RockShox's lightweight, high control fixed-travel Revelation forks, but the adjustable-travel Dual Position Air units seem particularly trouble prone.

The latest evolution of the Revelation chassis is both light and stiff thanks to careful sculpting and the 15mm Maxle screw-through axle down below. The new Motion Control DNA damping spring stack also reduces weight and promises better oil flow management. 

The Dual Position lever should lock travel down to 120mm for climbing in a single turn. Unfortunately our current sample not only doesn’t drop down more than 20mm, it also leaps back up again immediately. Others we’ve been tracking drop down but then don’t come back up again. 

Our test fork also dives through its stroke very easily even when running well over the recommended pressure, and we’ve had similar issues with RockShox's heavier-duty Dual Position Air Lyrik too.

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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