RockShox Reba RLT Ti 2011 Forks

4.5/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $827.00


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Rock Shox Reba RLT Ti U-Turn Air Fork 2011: U-Turn air spring system with external Schrader valve access and travel adjustability (120-90mm). BlackBox (Ti spring tube) MotionControl hydraulic damping with external dual-flow rebound...


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by squish a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: December 7, 2012

Strengths:    Solid performance all the way around, Titanium spring sleeve in the compression damper makes a noticeably smoother ride versus the plastic spring sleeve in the standard compression damper. Easy to service. Reliable.

Weaknesses:    Touch of flex under braking. Must take your time to tune the spring properly. Tire clearance a tad tight with a large volume tire.

Bottom Line:   
I rode this fork all season on a 2012 Turner Sultan. I'm a heavier rider, 220 lbs in gear, and fairly aggressive. I love the 20mm thru axle, really makes the fork track nicely where I want it to go, but not so stiff that it ricochets off rocks and roots. The fork moves through it's travel very smoothly with a nice bump at the end to help control bottom out. The spring does take some time to set up, but a little patience and a bit of note taking and your golden. For reference I run 125-130 psi in both positive and negative and negative chambers, actually less than what is recommended on the labels, 16 clicks on the rebound from full open, and 10 clicks on the gate from full open. Lock out controls are easy to reach from the bar, but I never found myself reaching for them as the fork doesn't tend to bob, I also never detected any excessive brake dive. Tire clearance is a bit tight with 2.35" Schwalbe Nobby Nic in the front, but the Nic's tend to run a bit larger than most other tires. The fork has given me no troubles in the first 4000 miles and just received new internal seals and wipers as an end of the year overhaul, I also changed damper fluid and bath oil half way through the year. Service was very easy and straight forward, Rock Shox has one of the best tech manuals I've ever found available on their website for download. Highly recommend this fork for any rider looking for a solid all around fork for cross country to aggressive trail and maybe light AM, if you can find one. I've been able to push this fork very hard with no complaints.

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Duration Product Used:   1 year

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Scheels

Similar Products Used:   Fox F29, White Brothers, Reba RL and SL

Bike Setup:   2012 Turner Sultan, X.0 drive train, Push tune Fox RP3, King Hubs to Stan's Flow rims, Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.35"

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Rocky a Cross Country Rider from Indianapolis, IN. USA

Date Reviewed: October 29, 2011

Strengths:    Right mix of features to suit my needs,thru axle, 120mm travel, lightweight, adjustable, 26" wheel, great damping, gloss black matches frame.

Weaknesses:    Not sure what makes it ti other than marketing dept name? Lockout is cool but I never use it. Some flex under braking but is on par with competition. 20mm axle makes for less selection on light front hubs. No real instructions on setup included ie; rebound and compression starting settings etc...

Bottom Line:   
I really like this fork. It is much more supple over small bumps than the Fox that I have ridden on over the last seven years. The fork was easy to set up right out of the box and broke in within a couple hundred miles. The thru axle makes the front end much more stiff and steering more precise. The fork does an amazing job of absorbing small bumps and roots while still offering good bottoming resistance all without much bob while peddling. I'm very happy with this fork and would recommend it to anyone wanting a good cross country fork.

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Favorite Trail:   most

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   bike shop

Similar Products Used:   Fox, Manitou, Marzocchi.

Bike Setup:   Commencal Super4 carbon, using Sun Black Flag wheelset to accommodate 20mm axle

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by TomP a Cross Country Rider from Salida

Date Reviewed: June 21, 2011

Strengths:    Very stiff
Good damping
Maxle is cool


Weaknesses:    Damping not quite as good as Fox F29

Bottom Line:   
A danged good fork, plenty good for riding technical on an XC or All-Mountain bike

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Favorite Trail:   Rainbow

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $680.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Reba RLT 2010 model

Bike Setup:   Tomac Diplomat w/ Reba RLT Ti

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by dasistmeinmoped a Cross Country Rider from NJ

Date Reviewed: May 16, 2011

Strengths:    Light weight, adjustable, REMOTE LOCKOUT, Black Box Damper

Weaknesses:    flexing of the lowers side to side under braking

Bottom Line:   
I got this for a great price from the shop I work at, as received the lowers were slightly bent(that common rock shox issue) thus making my wheel was biased to the brake side and would rub near the arch under some heavy braking and pitched cornering. I sent the fork in for a warranty replacement and 10 days later received back my fork with XX replacement lowers at NO monetary cost to me.
The XX lowers have wider tire clearance, the lowers still have some flex under braking, but no longer rub. I use this fork for some pretty technical single track and also just started to race XC. It's nice b/c I can adjust the duel air pressures to handle both riding styles very easily.
Overall I do have confidence in this fork and will really throw anything at it (big drops aside) with no fear of it braking on me. This Model is a bit costly through retail and a Reba RLT Ti may be a better value.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Bike Setup:   2010 Specialized P1 AM, SID RLT Ti w/ XX lowers, Elixir CR Brakes 185F 160R, X.9 9 speed shifters + Deraileurs, stylo OCT cranks, stylo WC bars and stem, Macvis 717d rims laced up to X.9 hubs.

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