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Rockshox Revelation bottoming out and no lock out?

duncanhankinsduncanhankins Posts: 12
edited August 2013 in MTB workshop & tech
Hi guys, first time poster here a relative bike mechanic newb. I have a pair of Rockshox Revelation u turn which have been working fine and dandy until today, they were bottoming out with relative ease and the pop lock wasn't erm locking anything. The top of the fork was rotating but not locking the fork out. Am I missing something and where should I start with regards to fault finding?

Many thanks for any help.
Dunc

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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Air or coil forks? Damper needs servicing it seems though, kits available on ebay cheaply.
  • supersonic wrote:
    Air or coil forks? Damper needs servicing it seems though, kits available on ebay cheaply.
    As there is a valve both top and bottom of the righthand leg, I would go for Air. However I'm not sure I fancy servicing them myself so may well take them to a bike shop.

    Thanks for your help :)
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    will be dual air. when was the last time you checked the pressures?

    but as above with the lock out needs a service.
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  • Not that long ago, forgive my ignorance but can the air leak out?
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,802
    It can (shouldn't but can).
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • Thanks for the response so far. But i appear to have gone from bottoming out to locked solid. No idea what has happened but sending them to TF tuned might be the answer as I don't think there is anywhere near me in cambridge that can do this themselves?
  • maringirlmaringirl Posts: 195
    Sounds like hydraulic lockout - a damper seal has gone and all the oil has gone into the lower leg :(
  • maringirl wrote:
    Sounds like hydraulic lockout - a damper seal has gone and all the oil has gone into the lower leg :(
    Sounds... Expensive? Is it easy to fix?
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,802
    Very, just take apart and replace the seal!
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • What will I need to do the job? Like exactly what will I need?
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Seals and tools and a read of the RS techdocs.
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  • Thanks for the help everyone :-)
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