Mountain Biking - Rock Shox Revelation Travel Adjustment
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01-05-09, 08:39 AM
I've recentley bought a set of second hand RS Revelation forks for my Cannondale. I was told from the seller that they have a stopper in them that decreases the travel from 130mm to 115mm. Does anyone know how this can be removed to put these back to 130mm travel?
Any advice would be appreciated.
01-06-09, 05:52 PM
Any idea of the year? You should be able to go to Rockshock's website and find a manual for them. I would imagine that would have directions on removal of the travel adjuster. I don't know what to tell you other than that, my Revelation is air and just has a travel adjustment knob on the crown.
If you have the dual air sprung Revelation you can take out a spacer in the spring side of the fork to increase the travel.
If you're a fairly competent mechanic with some tools you can do it yourself (it is used). You can download the tech manual <a href="http://www.sram.com/en/service/rockshox/tech_manuals.php">here</a>.
This process is not for the skittish, so if you don't have skills take it to the LBS and have them do it.
Crap, it didn't do my tag. You'll have to cut and paste.
01-06-09, 07:31 PM
What cmdr said.
Specifically, you will need pages 54-55.
It's not hard if you've got decent tools and are halfway mechanically inclined.
FYI: you don't need to remove the lowers to do this - it's pretty easy to do it all with the fork nice and level. If you don't have the right size metric wrenches for the topcap and bottom nut, you can use a good adjustable wrench, but be careful/go slowly so as not to mank them up - they are fairly soft alloy.
After letting all the air out, remove the top cap. Undo the bottom nut, leaving it just halfway on the lower air shaft. Tap that whole thing with a rubber mallet to bust it loose from its internal seating. Remove the nut the rest of the way, making sure to get the washer off. You can then push/pull the whole air assembly (well, at least the parts you need to mess with) out from the top. From their, follow the directions from SRAM as to what spacer to remove. Then reassamble. Make sure to replace any oil you lose. The air side uses very little - just enough to lubricate things in the lowers/seals, and the positive and negative air chambers.
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