RockShox Reba RL 2011 Forks

4.13/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $398.49

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Product Description

  • Available Springs: Dual Air / Air U-Turn
  • Steerer Options: Aluminum, 1 1/8" or 1.5 To 1 1/8" Tapered
  • Crown: Forged, Hollow AL66 TV Aluminum Forged
  • Recommended Rear Shock: Monarch and Ario

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by S.O.B. a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: December 17, 2012

Strengths:    Price, I paid $325 for a used one here on MTBR in near new condition (knob lockout), then found an amazing deal on Speedgoat for a new one for $349, free shipping (remote lockout)!
Easy to adjust/dial in, easy and relatively cheap to get serviced, and they work.

Weaknesses:    Seems like the lockout slowly stops working after a while. I locked out one of mine to get use to riding with a rigid fork, the fork still had a slight give to it (normal), but then it had a bit more, then a bit more...till eventually there was no lockout. Paid $20 for shipping to have the fork fixed (under warranty) and now it works fine.

Bottom Line:   
I have two of these forks (2011 Reba RL's), one on my Niner One 9 and one on a SIR 9 for the past year with only the one lockout problem. I have had two 26" Reba's on older bikes and they lasted for years, with service about every 12-18 months (seal replacement...). Are they better than FOX forks? Probably not, but no worse in my opinion. I have seen both have problems and I have heard owners of both swear by them, so I would get what is cheaper or looks the best on your bike....for me, that was the white Reba RL's. ;)

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Favorite Trail:   286 (NC), Auburn SRA

Duration Product Used:   1 year

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Speedgoat

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Thomson, Ritchey, Stans, Schwalbe, Avid, XT, etc.

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Hey guys, I am new to the solo air forks and just purchased a new 2013 REBA RL solo air and took it out the other day for the first time. I am a solid 172 and set it up to the rockshox suggested psi to 110 and it just feels too stiff for me. I let a tiny bit out air out to 80 psi but bottomed out th ... Read More »

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