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Travel reduction Rockshox Revelation RCT3 Dual Air.

gandalfstevegandalfsteve Posts: 13
edited April 2018 in MTB buying advice
Hello, i could do with some input from folks that know their older Rockshox forks. Bike is a 2010 Specialized Camber Elite, size XL. I'm 6'2" or so and 13.5 stones.
I'm planning to change the basic Rekon Gold fork for something a little better. Unfortunately, choices seem limited. Straight steerer, 1 1/8 and 26" wheels with max travel 120mm. I like the bike and it's better than me in most respects - except that damn fork. I have to have it at max pressure to get anything out of it and it bottoms out (enough to throw me off) at the slightest provocation..
I've been looking at a Revelation RCT3 Dual Air that has a straight steerer etc. but comes in at 150mm travel. I've struggled to find specs that tell me whether I can do it (reduce to 120mm). Lots for Solo Air, can't find anything on Dual Air.

Is it possible?
Are there realistic alternatives?
Am I really looking at ways to wring the best I can out of a pretty limited stock fork because there's nothing else to do?

Thanks for any advice you may be able to offer.

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  • Sorry - wrong forum. Reposted.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,792
    Yup, very easy to reduce, you just need the travel reducers (like a spacer), strip down the forks and take out the air spring shaft and fit the reducers to limit rebound travel, would take me about 15 minutes, 25 if I service seals, foams and oil, will take someone who hasn’t done it before a bit longer obviously.

    https://www.bikeradar.com/gear/article/ ... ork-26840/
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • mattyfezmattyfez Posts: 638
    SR suntour epixon worth a look, new 120mm available in straight steerer, think mines a 2016 or 2017 model.
    I'm 6'3 and 16 stone, and it works brilliantly.

    It's more an xc fork though, but I've never bottomed it out, but my riding is definitely more xc than dh lol.

    Think I run mine at 120psi for correct sag. But it feels fine.

    http://www.srsuntour-cycling.com/components/fork/Epixon-Epixon-9-26-5591.html
  • The Rookie wrote:
    Yup, very easy to reduce, you just need the travel reducers (like a spacer), strip down the forks and take out the air spring shaft and (snip)

    https://www.bikeradar.com/gear/article/ ... ork-26840/
    That's great. Thanks, I'll follow that through and probably give it a go.Yes, it will take me a little longer :D
  • mattyfez wrote:
    SR suntour epixon worth a look, new 120mm available in straight steerer, think mines a 2016 or 2017 model.
    I'm 6'3 and 16 stone, and it works brilliantly.
    (snip)

    http://www.srsuntour-cycling.com/components/fork/Epixon-Epixon-9-26-5591.html
    Thanks. I'll have a look before I make a final decision. I have to push mine up to 160 psi and it's still not giving much back.
  • mattyfezmattyfez Posts: 638
    Think I run mine at 120psi for correct sag. But it feels fine and I'm a good 2.5/3 stone heavier than you.

    If your forks are 8 years old, there's a high chance they are just completely knackered if they've not been serviced.
  • mattyfez wrote:
    Think I run mine at 120psi for correct sag. But it feels fine and I'm a good 2.5/3 stone heavier than you.

    If your forks are 8 years old, there's a high chance they are just completely knackered if they've not been serviced.
    Yes, could be so. Don't want to put any money into something that I'm going to let go. Once I've changed them, I might pull them apart to see if there's a reason beyond them just not being that sophisticated in the first place. I think they sit pretty much at the bottom of the Rockshox range and I can see that using them allowed Specialized to hit a price point.
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