A little history, I bought my Specialized Hardrock HRXC new for about $500. I hadn't owned a bike in 10years so this was a good starter bike, the cheapest that I would consider worthy, or better than the Walmart/Target stuff. As always, I can't leave anything alone so it's got the BB7 big brakes, levers, chain, crankset, tires, light, etc. I've been looking at forks, both for performance and for the fact that I'm running a 203mm front brake. I've been looking at several and one was a Rock Shox Revelation with all the features. As luck would have it, a co-worker who has 7 bikes has to get rid of a few plus some parts. I ended up getting the 2008 Revelation barely used for $200. I think retail was in the $550 range and I could never justify spending more money on the fork than I did the bike. However, $200 works. The difference is unbelievable. I did not expect this much of a change. The ride is so much more controlled over bumps, the tire stays in contact with the ground so much better over rocks and bumps. Over low speed bumps during turns, what used to make me stop or nearly eat it, it now goes over them safer. Anyone else have experience with how this fork stacks up with others?