The new 2018 RockShox Revelation looks like great news for anyone looking for better performance on the front of their bike for a little less coin. Thanks to a new 35mm chassis, much of it borrowed from the new Pike, the Revelation is now more of a baby Pike with all of the stiffness and looks, but slightly different internals. Available in the same travel options as the Pike, the Boost only fork is sure to be a popular addition to a lot of new bikes in the future…
Offered in a 27.5″ Boost or 29″ Boost platform, the travel numbers are identical to the pike at 120-160mm for the 27.5 and 120-140 for the 29″. Since it’s based on the same chassis, the fork has clearance for 2.8″ tires, and includes Torque Cap 110 x 15mm dropouts. Inside is where you’ll find the biggest changes, though the Revelation does include a DebonAir spring. Instead of the Charger 2 damper like the new Pike, the Revelation sees the standard Motion Control damper and external rebound and low speed compression controls and is OneLoc remote compatible. Priced at $650-720, and available in May, the Revelation looks like a great addition to the line up.
Following the new Pike, the Lyrik RCT3 and RC get updated with a Charger 2 damper with OneLoc remote options for better bump sensitivity and improved traction, all while keeping the performance the Charger bladder system is known for. Further, the remote options will give riders a chance to firm things up on the fly without having to reach down to the fork and take your hands off the bar. Aftermarket gets the Lyric RCT3 and RCT Remote, while the RC is OEM only. Like many of the new RockShox forks, the Boost Torque Cap compatible chassis will fit 2.8″ tires, and the Lyrik is offered in 150, 160, 170, or 180mm travel for 27.5″ or 29″ wheels. Pricing for the RCT3 will run $1030 to $1180 with availability in May.
Following a similar pattern, the Yari RC is sort of a budget Lyrik with a 35mm chassis, Fast Black upper tubes, and DebonAir or Dual Position Air springs. Instead of the Charger damper, Yari is fitted with Motion Control IS with Rapid Recovery rebound and a refined high speed compression circuit. Priced at $700-780, the Yari will be offered in 27.5 and 29″ platforms with travel options from 100-180mm, Boost Torque Cap spacing, and clearance for 2.8″ tires.
Finally, the RS-1 and the SID both see upgrades to the new Charger 2 damper but with a version tuned to the needs of XC racing. That includes an extremely firm Lock mode and the option for OneLoc remotes. The RS-1 is now available in RLC and RL versions, and includes a new 130mm travel option for 27.5″ wheels. The 27.5″ or 29″ forks are offered in 100, 120mm, or 130mm travels with Boost spacing, tapered carbon steerers, and priced at$1680 for the RLC and $1750 for the RL which includes the OneLoc remote. Available this month.