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    Rock Shox Revelation 29er 140mm travel fork officially announced

    I'm sure all the insiders in this forum have probably been riding these forks for at least 6 months, but first I've heard of it. Also some changes to the Motion Control and some other various lower end forks announced. Minor changes to the Lyric too.

    The Rev 29er at 140mm with a 20mm Maxle seems like a perfect fit for the Sultan.

    http://www.bikeradar.com/news/articl...12-range-30429



    More options for 29er riders

    RockShox are going all-in on 29ers for 2012, offering seven fork models in 15 total variants – including a 140mm-travel Revelation 29". Features are analogous to the standard Revelation including a burly 32mm-diameter chassis, Power Bulge-equipped cast magnesium lowers, and an optional Dual Position Air spring system that drops the front end down for climbing.

    Dropout options are wisely restricted to 20mm Maxle Lite for better steering precision, though, and RockShox will offer this new fork exclusively with tapered aluminum steerers. RockShox will offer four different Revelation 29" versions – XX, RCT3, RLT and RL, each with different compression damper assemblies. Claimed weights vary from 1,806g (3.98lb) to 1,855g (4.09lb), depending on model and air spring configuration.

    Riders on more of a budget can instead turn to the Recon 29" with either 32mm-diameter aluminum or steel upper tubes, 80/100mm of convertible travel and more basic TurnKey compression dampers, or the all-new entry-level XC 29" range. The XC 32 29" uses 32mm-diameter steel tubes while the XC 28 TK Mg 29" gets slimmer 28mm-diameter stanchions. Both get PowerBulge-equipped lower legs, TurnKey compression dampers, and remote lockout compatibility, too. Claimed weights range from 2,200g (4.85lb) to 2,263g (4.99lb).

    Updates and upgrades to 26" cross-country/trail fork models



    Several Recon options for 2012

    The Motion Control DNA compression damper, one-piece air cap and butted aluminum air shafts used in the new SID 29" will find their way into some standard 26"-wheeled RockShox models for 2012, yielding the same 100g weight savings relative to 2011 versions. Claimed weight for the top-end SID XX World Cup is now just 1,311g (2.89lb) while the Reba drops to 1,519g (3.35lb) in RLT trim.

    Meanwhile, the 80/100/120mm-travel Recon gets 15mm Maxle through-axle and aluminum upper tube options for 2012, and the 130/140/150mm-travel Revelation RCT3 model earns the promising new three-position Motion Control DNA compression damper. RockShox will also add their new entry-level XC range in 26" variants, too, with travel options from 80-120mm and 28, 30 or 32mm stanchion diameter choices.

    The mid-range Sektor gets one of the most appealing-sounding new features for 2012: a coil-sprung version of RockShox's on-the-fly Dual Position travel reducer. Dual Position Coil uses separate primary and secondary springs stacked end-to-end in series. In full-travel mode, both springs are fully extended and active but flipping the travel reducer knob a quarter-turn locks the secondary spring in compression – thus reducing the crown-to-axle height and travel by about 30mm while still leaving up to 120mm of movement available.

    Evolutionary changes to all-mountain/freeride/downhill collection



    Totem has the option for a lot of travel but more maneuverability than dual-crown forks

    The 160/170mm-travel Lyrik and 180mm-travel Totem single-crown forks retain the same 35mm and 40mm-diameter chassis as before but become a bit more Boxxer-like visually with similar compression adjusters. Also, last year's oil-based 2-Step Air travel-reduction system gets replaced by the air-only Dual Position Air system for improved reliability. Weights remain competitive at 2,127g (4.69lb) for the Lyrik R Solo Air variant and 2,627g (5.79lb) for the Totem RC2 DH Solo Air.

    Speaking of weight, Boxxer goes on a diet as well courtesy of a new Keronite finish on the cast magnesium lower legs. Despite the healthy 200mm of travel and stout dual-crown chassis, claimed weight on the top-end Boxxer World Cup is still just 2,714g (5.98lb). Domain and Argyle are mostly unchanged aside from graphics although the former does get a new 20mm Maxle skewer for 2012.

    Lighter and whiter rear shocks for 2012



    White Monarch and Monarch Plus

    Following in the footsteps of DT Swiss, RockShox will now offer the top-end Monarch RCT3 air-sprung rear shock with a carbon fiber air can, saving 15g relative to the aluminum version for a new total claimed weight of just 200g. Standard Monarch and Monarch Plus rear shocks can now be had with a white finish on the aluminum air can and head.

    RockShox also add a new lower-priced coil-sprung model called Kage with a dual-flow rebound circuit similar to that of the top-end Vivid but more basic compression valving and fewer external adjustments.

    Updated Reverb seatpost



    Finally, even the one-year-old Reverb dropper post gets some changes for 2012, including an upgraded hose and hydraulic fittings that yield faster action and a more positive feel. Shorter riders – or riders who just don't want or need much adjustment – can look to a new 100mm-travel option instead of the standard 125mm and correspondingly shorter overall length, and an all-black color option will provide a stealthier look than the current black-and-silver version. Need even less travel? Simply slap on the new Enduro collar and then adjust the bottom-out point to wherever it suits you.

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    again flexy 32 legs...I`m dissapointed
    after lyrik 32 29er reba TA feels like a piece of macaroni

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    My '11 Sultan

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    P.S. Disagree with maxus. I understand if people might think I'm biased, even tho I'm not.
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    Looks like the 140mm 29er Reba becomes the 140mm 29er Revelation, in a branding move.

    from twentynineinches.com:

    What About Reba?: The Reba fork line shrinks a bit, losing the 120mm travel variant, which moves to the Revelation platform. Now only available in 80 or 100mm variants, the Reba wasn’t forgotten by Rock Shox, but has become quite possibly the “sleeper” fork of the line up. Rock Shox has taken the Reba and moved it more into a XC category fork by giving it the same chassis as the SID fork, and offering it in a 9mm QR or 15mm Maxle Lite with the classic Motion Control you already know. The Reba will also be available in Black, White, or “Diffusion Black”, and will come with either a tapered steer tube, or 1 1/8th steerer, Dual Air spring, Dual Flow rebound, and either the RLT or RL levels.
    I'm planning on building my new (stoke!) 2011 Sultan frame with the tapered 140mm Rebalation.

    Morgan

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    Is there really any difference between the "new" 140 rev and the 2011 140 reba with tapered and maxle?

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    Dual position?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimitrin View Post
    Dual position?
    Not the RLT version I got.

    Internally adjustable 120mm-140mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxus View Post
    again flexy 32 legs...I`m dissapointed
    after lyrik 32 29er reba TA feels like a piece of macaroni
    Can't speak for the new 29er Rev, but my 26er Rev w/ 32mm legs is very stiff. More so than I thought a 32mm stanchion fork could be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AWi View Post
    Is there really any difference between the "new" 140 rev and the 2011 140 reba with tapered and maxle?
    Tire clearance is better on the Rev.

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    I'm glad to hear tire clearance was improved. My 2011 Reba 120 is cutting it pretty close with my 29x2.3 Gato.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxus View Post
    again flexy 32 legs...I`m dissapointed
    after lyrik 32 29er reba TA feels like a piece of macaroni
    A big +1

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