X-Fusion Revel X Inverted Fork - Interbike 2015

Sep 17, 2015
by Mike Kazimer  
X-Fusion's Revel HLR inverted fork created quite a splash when it first appeared two years ago, a gold anodized, limited edition, and very expensive option for riders in search of something that stood out from the norm. It turns out those first forks were part of a trial run, X-Fusion's way of testing the waters to determine the viability of the design before committing to entering mass production.

The Revel X is the culmination of the lessons learned from that first generation Revel, with new internals, a refined keyway system, and perhaps best of all, a much lower price. It also comes in a less flashy color, but if you had your heart set on a golden fork don't despair – they will still be available in limited quantities.


Details
• Intended use: trail / enduro
• Air sprung
• Roughcut damper
• 34mm aluminum stanchions
• Adjustable high and low speed compression, rebound
• Travel: 27.5" - up to 160mm. 29" - up to 140mm.
• Weight (claimed): 4.5 pounds (2041 grams)
• Colors: black, gold (limited edition)
• Price: $1000 USD
• Available late January 2016

X Fusion Interbike 2015

Construction

To limit the amount of torsional flex (one of the potential drawbacks to an inverted design) X-Fusion uses two keyways in each leg, a concept similar to what's used in dropper posts to keep them from twisting. X-Fusion claims that the Revel is one of, if not the stiffest forks on the market, but we'll reserve judgement until we're able to get one out on the trails. A 20mm thru-axle joins the lower legs for even more stiffness over a 15mm axle. The Revel uses a tapered steerer tube, and a different crown is used depending on what wheelsize the fork is for: 29ers get 51mm of offset, and the 27.5” option has 46mm of offset. Claimed weight is 4.5 pounds (2041 grams).


Damping

The Revel X relies on X-Fusion's new Roughcut damper, a sealed cartridge system that uses an expanding bladder to handle the oil that's displaced when the fork is compressed. High and low speed compression are independently adjustable via two dials at the top of the fork, and the rebound knob is located on the bottom of the same leg.

The left leg of the Revel X houses the air spring, with a Schrader valve on the top of the leg to adjust the air pressure. In a departure from the original Revel, there's no longer a second valve on the bottom of the leg to alter the fork's bottom-out resistance. Riders that need more bottom-resistance can add oil to reduce the volume of the air chamber, which isn't quite as simple of a system when compared to the plastic spacers both RockShox and FOX use to accomplish the same result, but it should still be a relatively easy procedure.


X Fusion Interbike 2015
Low and high speed compression adjustments are located on the top right side of the fork.
X Fusion Interbike 2015
Two keyways are used in each leg to keep the fork from twisting.


When the Revel becomes available in late January 2016 it will retail for $1000 USD, with up to 160mm of travel for 27.5” bikes, and up to 140mm for 29” wheeled bikes.



MENTIONS: @x-fusion-shox




180 Comments

  • + 117
 Now THAT is a solid-looking fork. I feel bad that people pass over X-Fusion just based on looks and prestige, because they really are a great value... This looks to have premium fit and finish equal to anything else on the market. If it has the performance to match, perhaps the Revel can win X-Fusion greater prominence and respect. I'm just glad they actually followed through on a more affordable version.
  • - 5
flag dtax (Sep 17, 2015 at 16:56) (Below Threshold)
 I fell bad for anyone who passes over something for looks and prestige only, but come on, I've ridden X fusion and there no comparison to fox and rock. So, I pass them over, based on performance. Perhaps preference, but that preference is shared by many, many, many....
  • + 15
 I'm getting one of these. I have been riding a Metric HLR for the past 2 years and its been solid and reliable. I can't see how the Revel can be any stiffer than the Metric, but we'll see.
  • + 27
 Rode an X Fusion equipped Norco a few years back and it felt amazing, definitely a fan of their products.
  • - 83
flag thenotoriousmic (Sep 17, 2015 at 17:32) (Below Threshold)
 Inverted forks aren't compatible with mountain biking.
  • - 24
flag nickkozak (Sep 17, 2015 at 17:45) (Below Threshold)
 Low quality bait is low quality
  • + 22
 X-Fusion needs to sponsor some winners this year. They are pretty good fork, but have little recognition.
  • - 47
flag thenotoriousmic (Sep 17, 2015 at 18:06) (Below Threshold)
 Inverted forks aren't compatible with mountain biking. The stations are too prone to damage. Show me a single mountain bike that doesn't have scratches on the fork lowers.
  • + 5
 @thenotoriousmic: ...I see your point, but this one does have brush guards... Isn't that comment more applicable to the RS-1, for example? The DVO Emerald's guards are even larger.
  • + 43
 My shivers beg to differ!!!
  • + 11
 Super happy with my vengeance hlr. Heard good things. Got it cheap and it's been great. Zero issues. Every bit as good as the 36 it replaced. Not quite as supple on the small bumps as the pike I tried but it's stiffer. This revel will be at the top of the list for my new fork along with the marz 350 ncr
  • + 15
 How do mx riders get away with it? I raced off road moto for about 6 years, dumped the bike in rock befs many times, never an issue with damage to the stanchions.
  • + 3
 *rock beds!
  • + 6
 Well I don't know about value... I got the new Fox 36 for 1000 cnd. But I do see the need for more competition
  • + 8
 @thenotoriousmic Ever seen the forks on an MX bike? Its fair to say they cop a hell of a tougher time offroad than an mtb and they cope just fine. Paint on the lowers of an mtb fork being scratched isn't really a good example of inverted forks being incompatible, as the chrome on stanchions can be made to be extremely hard wearing.
  • - 24
flag thenotoriousmic (Sep 17, 2015 at 18:32) (Below Threshold)
 @bluefire yes they have plastic boots for you to constantly damage and replace as well.
  • + 2
 no love for my enduro 29 Frown
  • + 3
 So I would have really considered this fork for my last frame build. But every time I have called XF to get a new fork I get the runaround on when they are available. After 2 times now . I gave up. I consider it Vaporware.

Why have I not ever seen a real review on the Metric? Or the previous USD Gold fork? It seems like they almost avoid press. Why?
  • + 21
 @thenotoriousmic you could not possibly be more off base or incorrect.

I've had a Dorado on my DH bikes for the past 4 years, as well as 4 other of my close riding friends. In SoCal we may not get any rain, but there isn't a single DH trail we ride that isn't full of rocks. And due to that lack of rain, all the bushes and brush are hard, and abrasive.

None of us has ever had a single scratch on our stanchions, and the stanchion guards only need to be replaced when the bolt mounting holes crack from being removed and remounted too many times (and maybe over tightened a little).

Since your head is obviously stuck in the sand, I'll try to break this next bit of news to you gently.....we now know definitively that the earth is in fact round, and not flat! Amazing!
  • - 8
flag DhAYaTEi (Sep 17, 2015 at 20:38) (Below Threshold)
 I'm just gonna say it... The paint scheme sucks. And yes, it matters.
  • + 4
 @DhAYaTEi: I feel, though you can always peel the stickers off. I'm not a huge fan of the RS decals right now, either. FOX does look clean.

I have something to cheer you up, though. Click the first picture and press the right arrow key three times. Enjoy!
  • + 1
 @Bluefire

That's just insanely pretty.
  • - 9
flag DhAYaTEi (Sep 17, 2015 at 21:34) (Below Threshold)
 No no you shouldn't ever have to peel the stickers off of a $1000 dollar piece of equipment to make it look better. Call me shallow but I think style is important. They look like they've been designed by a team of disconnected businessmen. Who else would could come up with a ridiculous and overpriced gold fork!?? Maybe they're great internally but they don't look like they'd be.
  • + 1
 @DhAYaTEi: Yes, you're right. The graphics should be cleaner, particularly on the brush guards. But I've seen worse. At least they're relatively minimal. I'm going to reserve final judgment until I see the forks in their entirety; we don't get many angles here. Now go click the first picture and press the right arrow key three times!!! I promise you'll feel better about the state of product and graphics design in the bike industry! Look, @jlobes liked it! You'll see something cool before everyone else!
  • + 2
 Lol very nice sir Smile
  • + 3
 @DhAyTEi - I'm just gunna say it: ALL recent Rockshox forks have terrible, cheap looks, save RS-1. This murdered black was cool for two years
  • + 6
 @thenotoriousmic Could you please stop interjecting your opinion as fact? Thanks bud.
  • - 13
flag thenotoriousmic (Sep 18, 2015 at 1:22) (Below Threshold)
 It's not my opinion. It's clearly a fact that the stantions on inverted forks are prone to damage. That's the exact spot where your most likely to hit rocks and stumps through crashes and general riding after your pedals and cranks. Like seriously who hasn't got scratched fork lowers?
  • + 4
 Going on 3 years on my dorados and I have no stanchion scratches, the plastic guards are all scratched and scraped but nothing has come into contact with the stanchions, I consider inverted forks as less likely to sustain stanchion damage than standard forks purely because they are protected with plastic guards.
  • + 6
 @thenotoriousmic - it would be a fact if you performed an experiment or quoted an experiment that someone else made, but you are relying on likelihood within your own experience and perception, which as with all people, is LIMITED. Pardon this assumption from my side but it seems likely to me, that you do not have personal experience with upside-down forks. If you have used one for prolonged period of time, you would know what others are putting to you - it is very hard to scratch exposed stanchions of an USD fork. DVO has massive covers on Emerald because they made them into a structure that is supposed to increase stiffness. Now I will get on my high Know-All horse and say... wait... ugh... ah ah, can't reach damn it... ugh... please forgive me, it's very high... Now! Where were we? Ah yes, so I wanted to say that from what I read on forums, the properties of USD fork VS standard fork, are often misunderstood by both it's contrarians and proponents. Things like stiffness, lower unsprung weight and other compromises may have quite counterintuitive effects in structure and on the trail. But thank you, stanchion damage is one I haven't heard of yet. :falls off the horse:
  • + 1
 @thenotoriousmic Last I checked forks with both inverted and standard orientations are susceptible to damage on the lowers. Could this be why all inverted forks come with guards? If your that concerned with damaging your "mountain" bike by riding it I really do pity you.
  • - 2
 "Really great value" 1k for a fork, na I'll pass
  • + 5
 I can show you my 15year old shivers with not 1 single mark on the stantions. And i beat the shit out of the every weekend ;-)
  • + 4
 I had 2 XFusion Sweeps at one point because I was tight on money, and both were a great price. The one on my Chromag hardtail felt pretty good at first, but the one on my Banshee Spitfire was perpetually bad. XFusion's customer service was ok, not great, and I felt the same way about the products. Not the lightest, certainly not the best damping, and not the stiffest. A great value, yes, but I think that quite a few people are recommending XFusion based on the price first, performance coming second. My Marzocchi 350 was cheaper, stiffer, and better damped than my XFusion Sweep by a significant margin. I recently bit the bullet and bought a 2016 Fox 36 Float RC2. It's unbelievably good - like, how-do-we-improve-from-here good. I'm sure at some point I will have to deal with Fox's service BS and be cursing them same as I used to on my old set of 36s, but for now I could not be more impressed. With all the seal head nonesense that people on Pikes have had to deal with, I'm hoping someone can come in and challenge Fox for the top spot, but given my experience with XFusion I'm not totally sold. Bring on the reviews!
  • - 4
flag homerjm (Sep 18, 2015 at 8:02) (Below Threshold)
 @WayneParsons it´s easy to get a hole in the lower part of the fork...2 years ago y smashed my Boxxer dh fork with a rock and get a hole in the bottom of the right leg...Bike parts are made to be light ass possible...It was repaired and working in good conditions.
  • + 1
 rodethe vengeance before outstanding fork. I thougth my kowa160ss was the plushest thing there is but the vengeance was ridiculously smooth.
  • + 2
 @WAKIdesigns Can you post a picture of your high horse? please!!!
  • + 2
 My friend busted a hole in the lowers of my old fox 40. They are wider, so more prone to rock strikes, and thinner walled so weaker. I patched it with JB weld.
  • - 7
flag thenotoriousmic (Sep 18, 2015 at 9:17) (Below Threshold)
 @nickkozak my 380's are the months old and I have loads of scratches on the lowers especially around the axel doesn't effect the fork but if they were inverted I'd have spent a lot of money and worse still a lot of time of the bike if they were inverted.

@homerjm

I smashed a hole in a pair of domains which if I'm not mistaken have the same lowers as boxers.
  • + 5
 A stanchion for an inverted fork is cheaper than new lowers. And again inverted forks have stanchion guards which are quite robust, you wouldn't have put a hole in them and if you had it would have been the same for any fork.....
  • + 4
 @thenotoriousmic Marocchi Shiver would like a word with you.
  • + 3
 @thenotoriousmic if you scratch your lowers a ton when you ride, then with an inverted for you would have your guards scratched a ton. What is so hard to understand about this?
  • + 1
 @dtax Have you ridden the Metric 180mm?
I'm liking mine, i know they have made some low end stuff for OEM on bikes like GT, but their top line stuff is really good.
  • + 1
 What 350 did u have? How'd that compare to the new 36? Really liking my 380 c2r2. Thinking about a 350
  • + 3
 I had the 350 CR. Compression damping was good, rebound was not. The fork had to go back to Marz as soon as I got it due to excessive stiction in the travel, and it came back feeling good but went south again before long. Damping was better than the XFusion, but I was really not very impressed with the service intervals on the 350 - seemed like seals dried out quickly and it would get sticky after sitting for even just a few days. Combined with lack of serviceability, I was not impressed frankly. But the chassis was stiff, and they were cheap - winners over the XFusion. The 36 is completely next level. I'm still getting settings dialed in because the RC2 has so much range of adjustment, but the chassis is as stiff or stiffer than the 350, there was virtually no stiction right out of the box, and the damping control is out of this world when you're riding at your limit. The amount of additional traction that the fork gives is pretty remarkable. My only concerns are that it was expensive, Fox crowns have a reputation for developing nasty creaks, and I hate dealing with Fox's in-house service.
  • + 1
 Thanks @zhendo . Good info. I've heard people are liking the new 36 even better than the pike. Just not a lot of feedback on the 350's out there. I went for the r2cr 380 over the cr to try the new damper. I wonder if a 350 mcr to would solve some of the issues u had w the cr(not sure if it has a higher end damper). Great deals on zokes now and I'm pretty sure some will buy them
  • + 1
 @zhendo What issues have you had with Fox Shox customer service? I have had to deal with them twice - Once in 2012 for a 36 and once in 2015 for an RP23, and both times they were absolutely fantastic. Fast replies, no issues covering the cost, quick turn around, fast shipping. I really could not have asked to be treated better. Also, I've heard of the creaking issue but have never experienced it on my Fox forks. They have been great and are top performers.
  • + 1
 @ninjatarian I have not been on Fox forks for a while, but I had some issues in the past with their service and quality control. things may very well have changed, but for a while I know I was not the only one in my network not overly pleased with the service

I have also not experienced the creaking, primarily because I have not owned a Fox fork in a while, but a couple of friends as well as some local mechanics were warning me that it is a known issue for Fox. Fox has beefed up their warranty to extend coverage to 2 years on creaking crowns, but I have been told that even Fox has not claimed to have totally fixed the issue. Crowns will creak on plenty of forks if you beat on them for a couple seasons, but supposedly the issue can be exaggerated on Fox products. Again, not something I have experienced, but just something I have been told to look out for by industry folks that I trust.
  • + 66
 Who would have thought that a 20mm axle would be stiffer than a 15mm?
  • + 14
 With the legs having keyways, it's much less dependent on the axle to resist twisting. It would just add weight for minimal benefit. The lack of keyway is why the RS-1 needs that beefy hub. XFusion was smart, you don't need a new front wheel to run the fork.
  • + 26
 This is something I'd actually consider purchasing for my bike. Looks much better than the previous version. Can't wait for a review
  • + 17
 The reason why people over look X Fusion is because most people who have tried the fork are testing out their medium to lower end models and then trying to compare them to Fox 36 / Pike... This fork looks sick, I'm sure it will perform well also.
  • + 4
 I have been riding an X fusion Vengeance coil HLR for the past 3 years. It works a bit better than the air version. Amazingly smooth with zero issues!

Now about this new Roughcut damper. I just hope the "expanding" parts inside are at least as reliable as the old HLR damper...
  • + 1
 This ëxpander"-compression starts to be seen in too many manufacturers. Seems there's some real advantages in it. And yet, somehow, a Mattoc with a completely different compression unit inside works the same if not even better, and is more reliable in the long run. Smile There are many issues with Fox/RS bladders out there, if X Fusion gets it right, they might be on to something big. Smile
  • + 1
 @michaelfet Agree to a certain extent but my brothers recently got a set of X Fusion Sweep Roughcut and even though I won't admit it to him, they're an excellent fork and ride every bit as good as my Pikes. Before I got the Pikes, I got rid of some Fox 34 CTD for a set of X fusion Slants, which was a better fork at the time imo. I'd be really tempted to retire the Pikes for these black Revels, they look the absolute business. Hopefully they'll turn out as good as they look and I already know the HLR damper in them works awesome.
  • + 12
 I'll bet you that this will be the best fork on the market if it's as stiff as they say. Not to mention the impressive weight of an inverted design. Most underrated suspension company imo
  • + 12
 They took their time to perfect the design. More companies need to learn from thiis
  • + 10
 I just went from six to midnight.
  • + 9
 Call a doctor if it lasts for more than 4 hours!
  • + 1
 Nah, I'll probably just TCB.
  • + 1
 You know how they fix that? A giant needle.
  • + 4
 Beautiful, fresh, relatively innovative, clean design, benefits of less unsprung weight... Seems an incredible fork all round! I'd be happy to try it!
  • + 2
 I currently have a 2014 BANSHEE RUNE kitted out with vengeance HLR air upfront and a vector HLR coil out back, had that combo for a year and it's a pretty cool alternative to the other big players. One thing I would say is that their products suit someone who likes to tinker with settings as their damping circuits are easy to get wrong and the bike rides shit, get it right and it's sick, but seems a smaller margin for error compared to say a charger equipped rockshox which in my opinion feels good on lots of different settings. Will definitily be giving my wife the vengeance and getting a Revel in 2016
  • + 1
 A review from a german online Magazine:

enduro-mtb.com/testbericht-die-edle-x-fusion-revel-hlr-im-kurztest

Seem to be pretty stoked. If they really made some succesful improvements, it is gonna Be a blast.

But before that i' ll try My mattoc with the new IRT: -)
  • + 1
 I like it. Have a Slant 34mm/160mm travel on a Nomad...it's ok, nothing phenomenal, but I got it for less than $300 and it's easy to service.

For a discussion about forks, cartridges and damping rods, check this link out:

www.revzilla.com/common-tread/why-things-are-inverted-forks

Although these are motorcycle forks, the same lingo and characteristics apply...also found the discussion of cartridges helpful (using shims/washers on a rod versus a larger washer outfitted with various-sized orifices on a rod), as well as open vs sealed cartirdges...

I'd be into testing out the Revel just to see if the handling would be that much different...
  • + 4
 I have been loving my X-Fusion Trace and can not wait to pick the new Revel ASAP!
  • + 2
 The Keyway-system sounds prone to problems. How about the friction when having to compress under torional forces? Probably quite few would feel a step up in the "damping" though..
  • + 1
 Idk. Lefty runs on a keyway system and people generally say they're very smooth. They also use needle bearings though, so it's hard to say whether it'll work similarly on this fork.
  • + 1
 Same thoughts here, @Jerelevation...
@bkm303 as you said Leftys runs on needle bearings, not exactly a keyway system. it's really different.

anyway, I'm looking forward for the first reviews
  • + 1
 Lefty's square profile is functionally identical to a keyway. A keyway is any part that prevents rotational movement between two shafts. For all we know the x fusion lowers use a polygon profile just like cannondale
  • + 1
 Lefty's peculiarity is that it runs on needle bearings, if x-fusion uses a poligon profile and it does not run on needle bearings it's a whole different story, isn't it?
  • + 1
 I switched over to X-Fusion suspension about a year ago, I run a Sweep fork and O2 shock on my Trance and it's every bit as good as the Rockshox kit that came with the bike, the reliability of the X-Fusion stuff has been great whereas riding buddies have sent back creaking Pikes, struggled with Debonair shocks that need huge pressure to avoid bottoming out etc...I'm definitely a fan and love this new fork.
  • + 1
 I demoed the Jekyll two weeks ago at Deer Valley, and it was an equally impressive 160mm inverted shock. Plusher and stiffer (in a good way) than my Pike, but the damping isn't as good. Packs up more on the braking bumps and dives a tad more as well when braking.
  • + 2
 You mean a Lefty?
  • + 1
 Yes, I meant the lefty on it. I should probably proofread what I type.
  • + 5
 160mm of travel and a 20mm axle?
  • + 1
 correct.
  • + 3
 the keyways work. I've been on the XF Strate post for two years and its just as torsionally stiff as the day I bought it. No joke
  • + 2
 I'd love to know what the reduction in unsprung weight is vs a modern 160mm #enduro fork. Then I'd love to know if it's even noticeable.
  • + 1
 Here is an answer I received from a company that made a USD fork.
"So, unsprung weight, is this an issue on MTB forks? In our opinion, very little. The total weight of bicycle forks nowadays is so light that unsprung weight is negligible between inverted and standard. We highly focus on fore aft stiffness and overall weight to strength, which an inverted design blows away the conventional fork design. Bushing overlap and oil bath come as pluses to the inverted design as well."
  • + 1
 I think you can prove this to yourself by picking up the cast magnesium lowers of, say, a Fox 40 and compare them to the stanchions (once you've removed the innards). I hear USD makes a difference on moto forks, but it seems not so for MTB.
  • + 1
 @iamamodel I def agree. Mg lowers are deceptively light for how chunky they look, and compared to the other unsprung weight it's attached to (wheel and tire) I really don't think there's much meaningful reduction to be had. Not a knock against USD forks (cuz I would LOVE to try one out), but I don't think the unsprung weight thing can make that much of a difference.
  • + 1
 boxxer's unsprung weight is lower than shiver SC's unsprung weight. That's two different forks but the only ones I checked on a kitchen sacle. 670g (boxxer) and 710g (shiver)
Mg VS AL, Mg is really light
And @bkm303 is right, wheel, tire, brakes are far heavier than that.
  • + 2
 20mm axle, god, I'm in love with this fork already. I wish I could afford the rest of the bike to put this beauty on, thank you X Fusion!
  • + 3
 Inverted forks just look hawt. Cool that x fusions getting their feet wet into this part of fork territory.
  • + 1
 @thenotoriousmic are you f*cking high? The work for dirt bikes, which I might add my moto sanctions have 0 scratches whereasmy mtb has a couple... word of advice put the bong down and step away.
  • + 3
 never really considered X fusion but I gotta say this has got me pretty stoked!
  • + 0
 I was on the wait list for the gold version...called like 3x over the span of a year....I don't think they ever sold them and its more of a lie when they say that they were working out the kinks. I think they had some production issues that prevented them from selling the gold one. Regardless, if this actually gets sold I'm getting one for my Following.
  • + 1
 I've got the Trace HLR Roughcut on my Following, and just about freaked out when I saw this. I was joking with my roommate that if I could get a Revel when I was building the bike last month, I'd be the only person to ever with that bike. Clearly there are other people with ideas as cool as mine though. Hopefully they go on sale.
  • + 1
 I'd be pretty pissed off and disappointed if they didn't sell them this time around....I was ready to buy 2 yrs ago but they kept citing lack of parts to complete the builds when the gold version was being marketed.

At least they dropped the price significantly. Originally they were asking folks to coin up 1775 USD. I'm thinking there weren't enough people like us that were willing to spend that much so they waited until they could bring the cost down (grateful for that).
  • + 4
 wonder if they will do a 170mm/180mm version
  • + 1
 I want this fork more than anything in the world right now! Love X-Fusion~ Had a Vengeance HLR and it was the best fork I ever rode.
  • + 1
 wonder if you will bottom tire out on crown at full compression. My first fork was a shiver DC and bottoming the tire into the crown off a drop or jump can be scary
  • + 1
 Will there come any longer travel option available for 27"+ and 29"?
140mm is a bit lame for us who ride step trails full of rock gardens and roots..
  • + 1
 I used to think inverted forks were great. Then I discovered the awesomeness of a lowers-arch mounted fender. Not giving that up any time soon.
  • + 2
 Really want to see the gold version of the new design the old one was badass, good looking fork!
  • + 1
 I dont understand why stanchions are always circular... why doesn't a company make a fork with a teardrop shape? wouldn't that reduce the flex throughout the fork?
  • + 3
 It would be very expensive to manufacture.
  • + 1
 or square like a lefty?
  • + 3
 The best feature of inverted is the guards. More room for stickers!
  • + 1
 hysterical!
  • + 2
 Now don't you Xfusion non believers start jumping on the bandwagon now.
  • + 1
 Love the fork, probably my next fork but seriously X-Fusion, please do something about the ugly decals.
  • + 1
 stickers, bruh. Peel them off and stop complaining
  • + 2
 no 26, heavy and expensive - be sticking to my pikes then
  • + 1
 I think that a 26" wheel would be just fine. Right? It shouldn't make any contact with anything, give you more tire clearance and the geometry should work. You can always adjust head angle via headset if necessary. Anyone know If there's an issue with this?
  • + 2
 I want it so bad. this looks like it could get people on inverted forks.
  • + 1
 I rode shiver sc, shiver dc and manitou dc. Now i'm on a 36. I'll definitely buy this fork (after testing it, of course.)
  • + 1
 it's the way to go because the oil stays where it should be!! instead of constant service just to avoid trouble duh
  • + 1
 Does anyone wanna sell me a 26" fork with 160 to maybe 170mm travel and a 20mm axle please? I'm really asking.. Anyone?
  • + 2
 Why don't you...oh....I don't know.....visit the Pinkbike buy and sell area of the site?
  • + 1
 I've got a brand new Marz 55 Rc3 Evo Ti to sell ya. 170mm, 20mm, still brand new
  • + 1
 Can't wait till they make a 160mm dual-crown inverted fork like Maverick's DUC32.
  • + 1
 It's finally for sale! And at a reasonable price, I'm going to have to buy one.
  • + 1
 where's it for sale?
  • + 1
 At the time of this article they claimed it would be available by late January 2016, but here we are late feb, and I can't find it for sale anywhere, I'm beginning to wonder if it will ever be for sale. The last time they said it would be for sale it didn't happen either. Seems strange to me, they keep saying it will be available but then it's not, at least not anywhere I can find.
  • + 1
 this has some info, not sure how accurate tho
forums.mtbr.com/all-mountain/2016-revel-x-995895.html
  • + 1
 got a pike for 609 euro, so don't know if these are worth it..
  • + 1
 Looks like an old single crown shiver.
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 Want gold! !!
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 I tried to buy the gold ones last year but ended up getting the run around ever since. Vapourware
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 did you end up getting a gold one yet?
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 Now please make RV1 Air.
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 Sweet, good by fox 36's and hello X-fusion
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 So Moto giving me a hard on.
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 I feel like I need to comment @someone...just to be cool...
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 Any news on this? No progress? Why so quiet? Was it just a hoax?
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 Dream fork.
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 Looks really nice, but I still wouldn't ditch my pike
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 Sounds like this may offer a pretty decent bit of competition for anyone wanting a worthy, more unique (dare I say it, more bling) alternative to the now ubiquitous pike. At £649 (equiv. $1000 USD), it's not half as bad as I was expecting it to be price wise either.
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 Definitely cool to not have the same thing as everyone else. Would be interesting to see how it performs, after all, there is a reason everyone has a pike
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 You mean besides the fact that it's specced on so many bikes?
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 Haha, yes. The pike so far has been the best fork I've ridden on, over Fox and marzocchi, and x fusion
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 Mattoc all the way for me.
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 Yeah - gotta admit - I'm running a pike too and I was worried that there'd be a chance the reviews of it were just hype but it actually lives up to the hype. @jwillsaylor - how you getting on with the Mattoc?
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 Super smooth, lots of adjustment, LOVE the hydraulic bottom out protection. My only complaints would be the awkward cable routing due to the reversed bridge on the lowers, paint is not the most scratch resistant, and the thru axle design is a little strange, but the performance is superb.
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 And it's quite a bit cheap than anything equivalent.
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 Well to be honest, I managed to get loads of chips on my Pike lowers in one days riding in Wales - I guess, cheap paint or not, if you ride it, it'll get chipped/scratched. If anything goes wrong with my Pike, I might give the Mattock a go (unless I can by some miracle find this X-Fusion below RRP once it comes out Razz )
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 I'd ditch my Pike in an instant for something like this... high and low speed compression - can't wait.
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 Back to the future..
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 Sold!
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 Weight??
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 Under title, 'Construction': Claimed weight 4.5 pounds/2041g
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 juicy
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