10
May
2012

2013 RockShox : BoXXer, Vivid Air, 650b Revelation, Monarch, SRAM Rise 40 650b

5/10/2012 : sicklines

RockShox had a few key updates to show off at Sea Otter this year. They’ve updated their Monarch RT3 shock, updated the graphics on the BoXXer, and introduced a new 650b SRAM Rise 40 wheel size as well as a 650b Revelation fork.

Video Overview: Monarch RT3 // Revelation 650b // Rise 40 650b

, 2013 RockShox : BoXXer, Vivid Air, 650b Revelation, Monarch, SRAM Rise 40 650b

Revelation 650b with optional Push-Loc

The buzz at Sea Otter was 650b and RockShox had an answer. Their new 32mm legged 650b Revelation has a travel range of 100-150mm. Also gone is the dual-air system for these shorter travel forks and in its place is a solo-air spring system. The 650B Revelation fork is available with an option for a cable actuated Push_Loc for remote control lock-out operation from the handlebar. The Push_Loc control also works with other RockShox family forks as well. It’ll be interesting to see which of their OE partners have plans to spec this 650b fork and we suspect it is a big one.

, 2013 RockShox : BoXXer, Vivid Air, 650b Revelation, Monarch, SRAM Rise 40 650b

650b Revelation and 650b Rise 40 Wheelset

Continuing down the 650b path is the new SRAM Rise 40 650b offering. SRAM already has a 26″ and 29″ wheel sized offering and they’ve added the 650b Rise 40 model to the lineup.

, 2013 RockShox : BoXXer, Vivid Air, 650b Revelation, Monarch, SRAM Rise 40 650b

The new RockShox Monarch RT3 has been revamped as well. They’ve reworked the internals to allow for better tuning for OE (think bike manufactures) applications to improve rebound and compression circuits independently. The three compression settings follow similarly to the RCT3 found on their forks. Rebound updates as well include a “rapid recovery” system to allow the shock to rebound faster over successive hits. The compression dial (blue) also is now able to move 360 degrees in either direction with the 3 adjustments at 120 degrees each. A firmer lock setting was also integrated into this new RT3 damper. It is available in black or white.

, 2013 RockShox : BoXXer, Vivid Air, 650b Revelation, Monarch, SRAM Rise 40 650b

2013 Boxxer World Cup

Moving onto the bigger travel side of things, the RockShox BoXXer is a favorite amongst many riders and for 2013 it sees some new graphics along with the Vivid Air. No new changes were discussed internally with the fork / shock at this time.

, 2013 RockShox : BoXXer, Vivid Air, 650b Revelation, Monarch, SRAM Rise 40 650b

The new look is refined and the logos are integrated into the finish. The black coating seems more matte in color and should be a nice look.

, 2013 RockShox : BoXXer, Vivid Air, 650b Revelation, Monarch, SRAM Rise 40 650b

, 2013 RockShox : BoXXer, Vivid Air, 650b Revelation, Monarch, SRAM Rise 40 650b

Vivid Air R2C

SRAM as a whole has trickled out a variety of other new products in the past few months including the Elixir 9, X.0 Trail brakes, X.0/X.9 Type 2 Clutch Rear Dearilleurs, GripShift and more so be sure to check those items out as well.

, 2013 RockShox : BoXXer, Vivid Air, 650b Revelation, Monarch, SRAM Rise 40 650b


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