RockShox Revelation XX Dual Air 150 fork review

Revelation gets refined

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £689.99 RRP | USD $741.00

Our review

A phenomenally performing fork that’s light, stiff and looks great – perhaps the ultimate trail poser fork
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For 2010, the Revelation has been refined into a far slicker fork. We rode the top of the range XX model with a 20mm Maxle through-axle.

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The improvements begin with the magnesium lowers, which now have brake post mounts, and continue with a PowerBulge – as seen on the Lyrik fork – and 150mm (5.9in) of travel.

Suspending the fork is RockShox’s excellent Dual Air spring, allowing independent adjustment of the positive and negative air chambers. The right leg houses the XX’s compression-damping unit, while a red knob on the bottom of the leg alters the beginning stroke rebound. The end stroke rebound is speed sensitive.

The remote hydraulic compression adjustment unit is Matchmaker-compatible for integration with Avid brake levers. Motion Control (low speed compression) is adjustable via a barrel adjuster and lockout via a button.

Once dialled in, the Revelation is fantastic. Its air spring still has that pneumatic feel, but it’s the most supple and consistent action we’ve felt on any air fork. Damping-wise, the Dual Flow rebound allows sufficient control to be dialled in without the fork feeling dull.

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Although we’d like to see more adjustment on the Motion Control, its action was faultless and very convenient. It’s £90 more expensive than the Team Dual Air fork with the Black Box dial on top of the fork though.

Hydraulicpushbutton lock outand motion control adjustment
Hydraulicpushbutton lock outand motion control adjustment: hydraulicpushbutton lock outand motion control adjustment
Russell Burton

Product Specifications

Product

Name Revelation XX Dual Air (10)
Brand RockShox

Features Optional 20mm Maxle Lite
Weight (g) 1636
Available Colours Black
Steerer Size 1 1/8 1.5
Weight (lb) 3.61
Stanchion Diameter 32
Spring Type Dual Air
Disc Caliper Mount Post Mount
Travel 150
Damping Adjustment Floodgate Lockout Rebound
Steerer Material Aluminium
Spring Adjustment Air pressure
Crown Material Forged 6061 T-6 Aluminium