With the introduction of the SRAM Rise 650B wheels, it only makes since that they make a Rockshox fork to go with it.
For 2013 they’ll have a dedicated 650B Revelation fork. It’s going into production now and should be at distributors in about two months or so.
The internals, chassis and travel are developed specifically for that wheel size.
Normally, the Revelation is a longer travel fork, but Sander Rigney, Rockshox category manager, says they’ve been getting a lot of requests for shorter travel versions. They’ll have 150mm-to-120mm travel adjust and various fixed travel versions from 100 to 150. Just 15mm thru axle and tapered steerer tubes to start with. Other options and adjustments will be in line with current Revelation models.
If you’re wondering, the axle to crown for a 150mm Revelation fork is:
– 558mm for 29er
– 539mm for 650b
– 528mm for 26″
The 650B wheel is much closer in actual size to the 26″ wheel than the 29er.
Rigney hinted it’ll show up on some major brand bikes this summer.