RockShox Reba SL 2007 Forks

4.5/5 (10 Reviews)
Weight : 1610 grams

Product Description

  • Travel: 85/100/115mm
  • Travel: Adjust All Travel
  • Spring: Dual Air
  • Damping: Motion Control
  • Crown: Forged 6061 T-6 Aluminumaaav
  • Steerer Tube: Butted Aluminum

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Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Varaxis a Weekend Warrior from New York

Date Reviewed: August 12, 2010

Strengths:    Plush, adjustable, good amount of travel

Weaknesses:    Rebound adjustment knob falls out. Expensive to rebuild.

Bottom Line:   
Rebound knob fell off during a ride and is no longer adjustable. The fork now feels no better than a Jett. Estimated to cost over $100 for parts for the rebuild (over $30 for the part to control rebound).

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Favorite Trail:   Mt Beacon

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   RS Quadra 5, Judy SL, Jett, SID
Marzocchi Bomber Atom Bomb 2.0

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by papanoel a Weekend Warrior from France

Date Reviewed: April 1, 2009

Strengths:    Weight, poploc

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
I bought this fork to lighten my bike. It has the best price to weight ratio.
It's a nice fork for cross-country use and it can take a little abuse from time to time.
I found it quite hard when inflated to the required pressure.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Tora 318

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dave a Cross Country Rider from austin, tx, usa

Date Reviewed: April 9, 2008

Strengths:    helped bolster the 29er market.

Weaknesses:    I had the motion control assemble stop locking out. Warranted tho.

Bottom Line:   
Great fork and a great price. Can't ask for more. I even like it better than my fox f29.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $999.00

Similar Products Used:   fox f29

Bike Setup:   4"

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Joe a Cross Country Rider from Canada

Date Reviewed: February 28, 2008

Strengths:    Smooth travel, ease of ajustibility, effective ajustibility, lock out, light.

Weaknesses:    Requires extensive maintenence, slightly to linear, odd instruction manual with limited/vauge information.

Bottom Line:   
This fork is smooth, functional, and ajustible. I would personaly like a slightly more progressive fork so that I could still run the soft presures for the small bump absorbtion, but not bottom on the more harsh hits. Other than that, a better manual would be welcomed, as the current one is incomplete, and almost incorrect about what some of the settings do.
Overall a good smooth fork for xc and xc trail use.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   LBS

Bike Setup:   Giant trance

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chip Camper a Cross Country Rider from Roanoke, VA

Date Reviewed: February 16, 2008

Strengths:    Easy to tune, pop loc, weight

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
This is an outstanding fork! I ride some pretty nasty stuff, and this fork keeps on going. Pop-loc is a great feature. I use it on every ride. The fork is easy to adjust, and I have not had any problems at all. It does not leak air. Highly recommended.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Stock on GF

Similar Products Used:   old Rock Shox Judy, Manitou, couple of expensive Marzocchi forks

Bike Setup:   29er GF X-Caliber, Thompson post and stem, Cane Creek Wheelset

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Connor a Downhiller from Fresno Ca usa

Date Reviewed: July 19, 2007

Strengths:    its amazing
i run almost 2 inches of sag
doesnt top out
and it still takes the bumps amazingly

Weaknesses:    none
i didnt like the graphics
i just took them off
real easy

Bottom Line:   
simply awesome
totally adjustable on the trail
the lock out is pretty awesome

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Favorite Trail:   willow creek 007 and tollhouse

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   lbs

Similar Products Used:   nothin
im a downhiller personally
but i got a cross country bike to start training for endurance

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Erhan Doganer a Cross Country Rider from Ankara/Turkey

Date Reviewed: March 20, 2007

Strengths:    Ligth, very stong, lock out remote control, suitable for long dirves, suitable for downhill but not fot downhill monsters:)

Weaknesses:    a bit heavier than some others

Bottom Line:   
Ýt is very suitable for everybody, I know that people using this fork will enjoy their bikes more and more.
Rock Shox is the best suspension company I think.
it is a bit heavier but if you are using a bit hard, than it is absolutely for you.
Thanks Rock Shox...

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Erdoganlar Bisiklet

Similar Products Used:   RST Omega Sl

Bike Setup:   Sram x.9 component

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jake a Cross Country Rider from Pittsburgh

Date Reviewed: January 24, 2007

Strengths:    Light, ease of adjustment. Quick break-in.

Weaknesses:    None known. I hear it flexes more than a Fox fork... malarky.

Bottom Line:   
I run this at 140psi in pos. and neg. chambers, floodgate tight. Only ridden in super cold, so the springrate (air pressure) was probably a bit low while the damping rate (oil business) was probably high. The fork was very surprisingly stable - floated me over many many frozen ruts, kept them completely off of my mind. Isn't that what this thing is for? I went fast.

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Favorite Trail:   Bavington

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Come stock on Trek 8000

Similar Products Used:   None. I was spring/elastomer since forever.

Bike Setup:   Stock Trek 8000

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Vagos a Cross Country Rider from Athens, Greece

Date Reviewed: November 28, 2006

Strengths:    Its plush, easy to adjust, I like the poplock. It is also very stiff. Most of all, for my needs it tracks really well!

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
I know it's heavier than SID but then again I am 90kgs and I don't like my bike to flex were it should't. It's a new addition to my bike but up to now it is very good. Let's just see how it holds up against time. I do have a tendency to rip bikes apart.

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Favorite Trail:   lake Plastira, Karditsa

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Cycles 4U - Germany

Similar Products Used:   04 Sid, Rst T5 Gila and a FOX RL

Bike Setup:   Ideal Hillmaster frame, Shimano Xt all around, raceface handlebar, stem. vuelta rims, sram hubs and kenda koyote tires

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Troy Williams a Weekend Warrior from Scottsdale

Date Reviewed: November 6, 2006

Strengths:    +/- ability to dampen compression via two way air pressure.

Weaknesses:    Durability, even in moderate but agressive "trail use".

Bottom Line:   
Like to see better durability out of the shock. Mine basically needed a full service right at the one year mark after it was discovere to be leaking oil.

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Favorite Trail:   Cathedral Rock Loop

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Fox Float R, rear, Hayes 9 brakes, Mavic 317 rims, DT Swiss Hubs and skewers, 2.2 and 2.4 tires back and front respectively. Shimano LX shifters, XT Front and Rear Deraileurs.

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