RockShox Revelation 426 Maxle Lite Dual Air fork review

Stiff but weighty and costly choice

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £599.99 RRP | USD $870.00
RockShox Revelation 426 Maxle Lite Dual Air

Our review

Impressively stiff and reliable, but heavy and no longer a discount option
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The new Maxle Lite Revelation is a lot stiffer than the old version but its weight and cost have both gone up. 

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While RockShox’s 120mm Reba Maxle is a totally new fork, this just uses Pike lowers on the old Revelation top. 

Tracking stiffness is improved over the quick-release forks and stiffer than 15mm through-axle systems. The opposed dual air design means broad spring rate tuning, and reliability is excellent. 

Despite a new Maxle Lite axle, it’s still 130g more than ’08 quick-release forks and IS disc brake mounts (as opposed to the newer post mount design) are a pain.

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The Revelation doesn’t get RockShox’s excellent Black Box damping either, so it runs out of control at the ragged edge. At £639.99 (U-Turn travel adjust) and £574.99 (quick-release) they’ve lost their value advantage too.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Revelation 426 Maxle Lite Dual Air (09)
Brand RockShox

Features Pushloc optiona available
Weight (g) 1984
Steerer Size 1 1/8
Stanchion Diameter 32
Spring Type Dual Air
Disc Caliper Mount I.S
Damping Adjustment External Rebound Floodgate Low Speed Compression
Adjustable Travel No
Steerer Material Aluminium
Spring Adjustment Air pressure
Damping Motion Control