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.


  1. So the Revelation is a budget Pike, and the Yari is a budget Lyrik. And the Lyrik is an upgraded Pike? Godd*mnit this is confusing, especially since they all look like the same black/white fork from 10 feet away.

    • I’m not sure if the Lyrik is the upgraded Pike….just a longer travel version with some overlap? Agreed, it’s a bit confusing.

      • The Lyrik is the “heaver Duty” Pike. about 150g more then the pike and has a completely different air spring rate. If your made of money like me then its an easy choice to go with the stiffer and better performing fork.

    • How are you measuring stiffness, and what are you comparing it against?

      Sorry, not trying to be antagonizing, just trying to gain more knowledge for judging and comparing bike/suspension components. I envy those pro motorcycles racers who can actually tell when someone turned their rebound knob one click ccw.

      I knew a guy who preyed on people’s susceptibility to the bike placebo effect. A customer would come in and say, “My suspension sucks.” He’d take it in the back, spray the shock with Simple Green, then come back in 30 minutes and say, “We adjusted the shim stack, increased compression damping by 3 clicks, added 23 PSI to the main air chamber, and replaced the X-wiper.” The customer rode the bike in the parking lot, came back and said, “Wow, that is awesome, feels WAAAAY better!”

      For example, people who can somehow measure crank arm stiffness by riding the bike down the street, magically able to cancel out tire squirm, wheel flex, and all other factors, and objectively measure and compare crank stiffness with their calf muscles. Which I call BS on all the time.

      • @Flatbiller, You usually speak truths and it really seems like you know your feces around two wheeled machines from experience. Although I agree with what you said in general and that many people have a big influence from the placebo effect, what myke2241 said does have some root to it.
        I got my hands on an RS-1 a while back and most of the issue revolves around hub+wheel seat interface which is addressed with torque cap tech. Lets face it, by design the fork is less stiff than a traditional forged bottoms fork. I don’t think I’d ever open my wallet for an RS-1, but for customers who I know would be interested in the better stiffness factor, I to wonder if RockShox somehow worked their magic once more and made it better….er

      • Never riden a RS1 just knew it had issue and wonder if there was a improvement.

        For what is worth I ride a fully rigid mtb. And being 200 + pounds I’m a good judge on stiffness and compliance. If you know your setup well and maintain it ride to ride you can get a good overview of stiffness.

  2. The tuning of the Lyrik makes it more of a lighter duty BoXXer than an upgraded Pike. Look at forks like torque wrenches as they are best used in the middle of their range. If you are running a pike at 160mm and having issues you should probably be on a Lyrik.

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