Every year dozens of new bike gear lines are launched. The products from these lines are intended to make biking easier, safer and more efficient. However, not every product lives up to its claims. This, however, does not seem to be the case with bike suspension system RockShox Revelation 426.
The manufacturer of RockShox Revelation 426 is RockShox. This is a public company that is located in San Jose, California. It has about 300 employees and produces a sales revenue of over $102.2 million. Incorporated in 1989, RockShox specializes in designing, manufacturing and selling high performance gear and parts for bikes.
Key Features of RockShox Revelation 426
The Revelation 426 suspension system has a lot of great key features. It has: dual air springs, a 1-1/8 steerer made from butted aluminum, magnesium lowers, motion control lockout that has an external rebound adjuster and floodgate, a forged 6061 T-6 aluminum cross and a low friction anodized upper tube. In total this setup weighs about 3.75 pounds.
Pros of RockShox Revelation 426
After reading a lot of different user reviews of this product I found that there were several features that the Revelation 426 has that people seem to like. First of all the price seems to be more than reasonable for the quality and performance of this suspension product. It retails for about $465-$475. Next it is lightweight. A lot of bikers from various skill levels liked this feature. Finally this fork is easy to adjust. This makes it a great product for beginners as well as intermediate and advance riders.
Cons of RockShox Revelation 426
While the Revelation 426 had several features that people just loved, it also has a few glitches that you need to know about before you pay nearly $500 for this fork. The most complaints about this product dealt with the kicker type jumps, linear travel issues, U turn jams and problems with the low speed dumping. However, these problems seem to be endemic of Revelation models and not limited to this particular product.