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    2008 revelation 426 question.

    I am looking at the rockshox revelation to replace my fork. I saw a 2008 426 version on sale for $370 brand new. Would it be worth it or should I just get the 2011 model for around $500 on sale?

    Is there enough difference between a 2008 and 2011 to justify the difference in cost?

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    What model 2011 Revelation?

    There's a few Revs, the lowest ones would be worse than the 426 at any price, the top ones would be a pretty good deal for $500.

    Either way, 2008 Rev 426 is an excellent fork.

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    I was looking at the 2011 rev RLT. Would that be worth the extra money? I think I am just going to go with the 2008 rev 426.

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    Erm.. depends.

    The RLT's got the blackbox damper, which is really, really good across roots and medium size rocks. It more or less negates the standard motion control's tendency to pack down across lots of fast hits. For the record I replaced my old 426 with a Blackbox Rev Dual Air, that's the most noticable difference between the two.

    If you like going fast across washboard style surfaces (roots, stairs, rockgardens) then yes the RLT is worth it, if that's not you then the extra change is better.

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    The 2011 RLT has the dualflow rebound. Worth the extra $$ right there.

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    A BB rebound damper is worth $85 shipped. That would be the cost to install a brand new one on a rev 426. I don't feel a 2008 rev 426 is worth $370 though. If you're going to buy one of those then just spend $200 on a well cared for used one.

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    Agree with Kan3. I run a 426 U-Turn bought for $220. Very happy with it, but if I was spending $400 you have a lot of options.

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