RockShox Reba Team 2007 Forks

4.27/5 (11 Reviews)
Weight : 1583 grams

Product Description

  • Travel: 85/100/115mm / 85-115mm
  • Travel Adjust: All Travel / U-Turn
  • Spring: Dual Air / Air U-Turn
  • Damping: Motion Control
  • Steerer Tube: Butted Aluminum
  • Crown: Forged 7050 T-7 Aluminum

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Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dkelly a Cross Country Rider from West Chicago, IL USA

Date Reviewed: January 29, 2011

Strengths:    Light weight, adjustability, easy to service

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Excellent shock for xc and light trail riding. Running it with the 100mm spacer (vs 80). Easy to adjust compression and lock out. I run 10 psi lower in the negative chamber after reading set-up advice in the forms. Works well! Original set up was with handlebar lockout, but never used it and decided to lose the added weight and clutter. I pulled it off and converted it to the crown lock-out adjuster. One of the great things about Rock Shox is the availability of service manuals on line, as well as their service videos on you tube. I bought this fork for next to nothing on Ebay because the seller thought it was broken. Performed the routine service and seal replacement and it works like new. Definitely sticking with Rock Shox as sending off other mfg's forks for professional service can cost well over $100 each time.

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Favorite Trail:   Palos

Price Paid:    $125.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Rockshox Psylo, Fox Float

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Chameleon, Reba Team Fork, Magura Louise BAT brakes, Stan's ZTR355 rims, Kenda Small Block and Slant Six,DTSwiss 240 hubs, Noir 3.3 crankset, Crank Bros Candy SL pedals, Sram X-9 triggers, X-9 derailleur, Thomson X4 stem and Elite seat post, Noir Carbon Bars, Fizik Gobi XM saddle

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jeffandre a Cross Country Rider from Benicia, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: January 26, 2010

Strengths:    Light, stiff, good adjustability for XC riding.

Weaknesses:    Color choice (white). No travel band on fork tube. Need to have different Motion Control compression assembly for remote control.

Bottom Line:   
After much research I figured I would get a Magura Durin Marathon with on the fly travel adjustment capability. Cost was over $700, and since I wanted to get new wheels this spring I decided to look for used 85-100mm forks that had good reviews on this site. The Reba Team met my cost and review expectations. It was used but basically looked and felt new.
Mounted it in about an hour, made the basic adjustments as decribed in the manual and from this site (compression in the middle for noraml riding, rebound also in the iddle range, lockout floodgate setup to 1/2 turn from highest, both air pressures at 148, about 25% sag), then took it out for a hard ride, what a difference! My bike has been completely transformed, love the plush feeling and the fact that the fork can take good hits with 85mm travel while responding excellently to roots and rocks as expected. Even stairs feel comfortable now, no harsh rebounding with adjustment in the middle of the range. This is a great fork for XC use, and the newer models should be excellent as well.
I am 220# geared-up and feel like I can ride any terrain with confidence now (except steep DH) and am very pleased with the Reba Team. Plan to PUSH it in 2011 and have travel increased to 100mm and add remote compression and lockout capability. Wish it was black...

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Favorite Trail:   Backyard

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   RS Judy DH (coil).

Bike Setup:   96 GT LTS-2, Risse Astro-5 rear shock, Reba Team fork, WTB Weirwolf 2.55/2.30 tires, rest is stock.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Cogged a Cross Country Rider from Honolulu, HI

Date Reviewed: September 12, 2008

Strengths:    Light weight. Rigid construction. Can be set to be plush and take big hits.

Weaknesses:    RockShox does not lubricate their shocks internally, expecting the shock oil to do all the lubrication.
This results in serious stiction after 1-2 months of use.

Bottom Line:   
Great value for the money.
After hearing too many negative things about Fox shocks leaking, sloppy tolerances, and their overpriced reputation, I settled on the Reba Team, and returned a Fox RL.
I initially set it at 90 psi positive/90 psi negative initially, and it rode like butter.
It was extremely responsive to small bumps and also took the bigger hits like landing on a pillow.
However, after three months, the fork began to become increasing harsh and unresponsive, resulting in teeth chattering hits and a really fatiguing ride like a rigid fork.
I completely stripped it down, and discovered that Rockshox uses minimal to no lube at all for the o-rings, sliders, and moving parts!
They count solely on the shock oil to lubricate everything, which is bad news.
Rubber parts and o-rings tend to become sticky against metal surfaces when lubricated with shock oil only over time.
This results in a lot of stiction, and an extremely harsh ride.
I lubricated all the o-rings, rubber parts, and stanchions with Buzzy's Slick Honey, and reassembled everything with the recommended weight shock oil.
In all fairness to Rockshox, they do have a really detailed assembly/disassembly tutorial on their website for their front and rear shocks.
After reassembling everything and pumping the shock back up to the 90+/90- psi settings that I used, something was still not right.
The shock travel would visually suck down by 20-25mm when putting more than 70psi in the negative air chamber, reducing the travel and preloading the fork too much.
Come to think of it, it was also doing this right about the time the shock started to get really harsh and unresponsive before I serviced it.
After experimenting a bit, I settled on a 100psi+/70psi- setting, and the Reba rides like butter again and takes the big hits like a Lincoln Navigator!
For some reason, maybe it's only my Reba, but when I exceed the 30psi difference between the positive and negative air chambers, the negative air chamber overpowers the positive air chamber and sucks down the travel, preloading the fork, reducing the travel, and resulting in a harsh ride.
As long as I keep the negative air chamber 30 psi lower than the positive air chamber setting, it seems to work fine.
In spite of these issues, the Reba is now performing flawlessly, but I'll reserve judgment for a long term revisit review.
I'm giving it a 3 for overall rating because it needed to be completely disassembled and relubed when new, which is unacceptable, especially if you're not the mechanically inclined type, and would have to pay a shop to do it for you.
Since servicing it, if it continues to perform flawlessly, I would give it a 4-5.

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Favorite Trail:   Tantalus

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $210.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Manitou, RST, Fox

Bike Setup:   '03 Ellsworth Joker XC, XTR crank, derailleurs, and wheelset; Avid BB disc brakes, Rockshox MC 3.3 rear shock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike a Cross Country Rider from Flower Mound, TX

Date Reviewed: March 29, 2008

Strengths:    this fork has all the attributes of a great suspension fork. Stiff, plush, light, soaks up the big hits and the stutter bumps. Reliable and less expensive than less capable forks.

Weaknesses:    The negative chamber leaks a little air over time.

Bottom Line:   
After using this fork for about a year I have finally figured out how to tune it and it has really come alive. Running 74lbs in pos and neg chambers it is plush as can be and soaks up the small hits great. I weigh about 185. I ran it too stiff for a long time and thought it was just a limitation of the fork that it didn't respond to small bumps well. I was considering getting it "Pushed" but now I don't see how Push could make it work any better!

I had one problem with it when it started having only about 3 inches of travel and making a loud clunk when bottoming out. I tore it down, cleaned it up and it was fine. I think air leaked and made the pos/neg chambers out of balance causing the problem. Now I check the pressure every other ride. No more problems.

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Favorite Trail:   Lajitas Trail System loop 3

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi, SID, Manitou, Fox

Bike Setup:   98 Rocky Mountain Element, Fox RP23 shock, rim brakes, Reba set for 115mm travel. Bike weight 23lbs.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Billy a Cross Country Rider from Atlanta, GA, USA

Date Reviewed: October 21, 2007

Strengths:    works like it's supposed to

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
I don't like fancy and complicated. I like simple. I rode a Girvin fork for years because it was STIFF and needed no maintenance. I had to get a new fork for my new bike and I was assured that the Reba would be what I wanted, and it is. I works invisibly, I don't even know it's there.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Bike Setup:   custom xc hardtail

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rodrigo Quirós a Weekend Warrior from San Jose, Costa Rica

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2007

Strengths:    The ability to mess around with lots of tuning options that let you customize the way the fork works. I have the u-turn version and even if you’re not going to use it a lot it’s good to know it only takes a few seconds to change the travel, and sometimes that is going to make riding more pleasant.

Weaknesses:    I don’t think the pop-lock is a weakness but it isn’t that useful unless you’re into racing so I guess this is the only thing I could call a weakness. Even not being that useful, the design is very neat and well done. People can argue that having lots of tuning options could be a weakness but my take on that is that not being able to take full advantage of those is a weakness of the rider not the fork…

Bottom Line:   
When I was riding the Vanilla I used to think: coil forks are better (reliability) and Rock Shox suck... Well after reading lots of reviews in the internet and in magazines I was really intrigued of the positive feedback this fork had. Eventually the reputation of the Reba and Pike became undeniable, and knowing that Avid had made some changes for the better, I was willing to try this fork and I’m more than happy with it for the time being.

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Favorite Trail:   Universidad de la paz

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Bicimontaña

Similar Products Used:   Rock Shox Psylo (pos) and a Fox Vanilla

Bike Setup:   Cannondale F5 mostly stock with a Reba Team U-turn instead of the Dart it came with. (Both the frame and fork are matte black... really cool)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sergey Kukushkin a Cross Country Rider from Irkutsk, Russia

Date Reviewed: August 5, 2007

Strengths:    Have a lot of adjustments. Allows to tune almost for all XC conditions. Possible to have 2 different combination of adjustments and to switch between them easely. Fork has outstanding rigidity with light weight. Works outstanding when tuned well.

Weaknesses:    Not found.

Bottom Line:   
The best I've ever tested for XC, XC racing and XC trails. Works insensibly and it keeps wheel on the track making outstanding grip.

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Favorite Trail:   near the Baikal

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $540.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   RockShox Tora 318 80 mm, Marzocchi MX Pro 80 mm, Manitou Skareb Elite 80 mm

Bike Setup:   Scott Scale 60 Frame, RS Reba Team 100 mm with popLock, Deore XT drivetrain, Deore LX disk Breaks, Shimano WH-M565 wheelset.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Han Ju Park from SouthKorea

Date Reviewed: April 21, 2007

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Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $550.00

Similar Products Used:   Fox F100RLC

Bike Setup:   Epic M4 04³â½Ä XT-XTRÈ¥Àç ¼¼ÆÃ

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Andrew Pinto a Weekend Warrior from Kuala Lumpur

Date Reviewed: April 15, 2007

Strengths:    Reletively light
Dual air - so multitudes of set ups for that plush feel

Weaknesses:    Lock out - jams and does not release - needs servicing

Bottom Line:   
Go for it, its a good value for ,money - pay for the Team version cause its dual air.

Settings i found useful as follows - use 80% of recomended for "+" and 80% of the "+" for the negetive.

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Favorite Trail:   ...FRIM

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   KSH Bike Store

Similar Products Used:   Upgraded from J3, while i was building my bike

Bike Setup:   Giant Team XTC, XT drivetrain, Juicy 7 brakes & CrossMax rims

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Martin Nash a Cross Country Rider from Gloucestershire, England

Date Reviewed: March 27, 2007

Strengths:    Supple and forgiving, infinite range of adjustments especially the rebound, poplock and blow valves. Blends in very well with a silver frame and costs considerably less than a Fox equivalent. Stands up well to my 266lbs riding weight and push on style.

Weaknesses:    Mud clearance could be a bit better for winter gloop riding. Takes time to settle in and requires time to learn all the different adjustments. I am an ex MotoX rider so adjustments and fettling come second nature to me.

Bottom Line:   
Replaced std Rockshox Duke with RockShox Revelation (white looked bad against silver so they went back to LBS), Fox talas considered (but could not justify $250, extended family of four Giant MTB bikes to look after as well). Final decider was the annual service costs for Fox that made the Reba the family man's choice for me. Try them you will not be disappointed. Would have happily considered giving 5 chilis but then RockShox would have nothing to aim for for the 2008 and 2009 models!

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Favorite Trail:   Forest of Dean

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   600

Similar Products Used:   RockShox Duke, RockShox Revelation, Fox Talas

Bike Setup:   2005 trance 3 in silver, upgraded with 2007 reba team forks, Avid juicy 5 180f, 160r disc brakes, XT shifters, XT front mech, XTR rear mech

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Gerardo P a Weekend Warrior from Mexico City, Mexico

Date Reviewed: February 27, 2007

Strengths:    none so far

Weaknesses:    negative air chamber explodes and blows up to the crown the sealer at the tube leaving it exposed to dirt, with the positive chamber at full you better get rid of it and get a non suspension fork!

Bottom Line:   

Just try ANYTHING else, I believe there's a defective part in neg chamber or experimental design that just does not work at all.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $615.00

Purchased At:   Chain Reaction Cycles

Similar Products Used:   RS Duke 100mm, Magura Ronin

Bike Setup:   giant NRS RS, reba team / sid dual air rear, sram x0 shifters and rear, xtr FD, raceface deus crank, fsa xc115 stem, thomson seatpost, fizik arione, profile design solar bar and carbon bar ends, grimeca 12 brakes, dtswiss 240s hubs and dtswiss rev spokes in xc717 mavic rims.

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First Upgrade: 2008 Reba Team on a Vintage TI bike?

I'm about to give my old Ti hardtail the "new" fork it deserves. I've secured a line on a v-brake compatible fork that will allow me to upgrade to a front disc when the time comes. Do a newbie a favor and make sure I'm not making any classic mistakes on this purchase? The bike in question: [LIST ... Read More »

Help with sag on a 2013 Rockshox REBA RLT solo air on a Fantom team DS

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Rock Shox Reba Team 2006-'08 model differences

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2010 Reba team air u-turn help please!

I bought this fork on ebay and was told it was freshly rebuilt. i just got it today and rode it for the first time. this is my first air fork and im pretty new to riding as well. i weigh 190 with all my gear. Heres what i did (for quick version skip to last couple paragraphs): let air out of both c ... Read More »

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