RockShox Reba RL 29'' 29er Forks

5/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $383.99


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Product Description

Reba RL represents great value and high end features forThe 29er rider. Includes externally adjustable rebound and lockout, plus FloodgateThreshold adjustment. Can be internally convertedTo 80mm usingThe included All-Travel spacers 32mm, 7000-series Aluminum upperTubesTraditional quick release dropouts Forged, hollow AL66TV crown magnesium lowers with PowerBulge 74mm post mount for disc brakes claimed 1,578 grams


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Windforce a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2012

Strengths:    dual chamber - plenty of adjust options
progressive characteristics - gentle and responsible when you want and efficient and tough when you need
lightweight - mine weights only1680g with pop-lock
white looks good!


Weaknesses:    it isn't as stiff as it should be - under high load it wants to bend under the frame. Front wheel is quite lousy with 9mm axle. 29er wheels are demanding.
can be tricky to adjust pressures for beginners
fragile finish - every contact with obstacles on your route results with damage of varnish.


Bottom Line:   
Very plushy and precision response, great usage of 100mm travel, this is the fork you can rely on. one of recommended fork in this price range

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Price Paid:    $400.00

Similar Products Used:   Suntour XCR, Rock Shock Tora 318 SL, Fox 32 float

Bike Setup:   X9 family, Avide elixir 9 brakes, Novatec&ZTR wheels.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Laguna Beach, CA a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: May 3, 2012

Strengths:    weight, absorption, rebound, lockout

Weaknesses:    non

Bottom Line:   
came on my 2012 Giant anthem x 29er. Plays a major role in why the bike rides so amazing. Soaks up all the hits with ease but takes all the bounce out of climbing. A superior fork with no problems. Never had a problem with Rock Shox while, I've had issues with Fox fork seals in the past.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by duggus a Cross Country Rider from Minnesota, USA

Date Reviewed: August 2, 2011

Strengths:    Light, dual chamber air, easy to adjust

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
I love this fork! This was coming from using a Dart 3 and its like night and day. The Reba RL is very easily adjustable by adding air, and the rebound adjustment makes really noticeable changes in the handling. The lockout works really well with only a small amount of bob. A+ So far.

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Favorite Trail:   Lebanon Hills, MN

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Dart 3?

Bike Setup:   Came stock on 2011 Trek/GF X-Cal

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dimon666 a Weekend Warrior from Wheeling, IL

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2011

Strengths:    Lockout, dual air

Weaknesses:    Non so far

Bottom Line:   
So far it's great, considering that my previous shock was Dart 3 it's like going from Buick to driving a BMW. I'll post more on this after I put in more miles.

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Favorite Trail:   Me on the bike

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $2100.00

Purchased At:   Bikesdirect

Similar Products Used:   RockShox Dart3

Bike Setup:   Fly team Ti. 29er. Shimano Xtr drivetrain. Avid Elixir CR brakes, FSA Afterburner 386 cranks.

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Hi, I have problem with my fork rock shox reba rl 29-er. It seems the O-ring has been damaged and the fork sinks to near 1 cm travel as its normal state ( it should be 12 cm ). After disassembling the fork we have found this little hole in the inner part of my air stanchion: [url]http://s9. ... Read More »

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I have Reba RL 29 (solo air, 100mm, 2014) and I would like to convert ir to rct3. Is this right part# I'm looking for- 11.4015.544.280 ? sram part catalog says: [I]11.4015.544.280 Compression Damper, Motion Control DNA, Crown Adjust - SID RCT3 Silver (includes compression knobs) A3 2014[/I] but ... Read More »

2012 Reba RL 29 80mm or 100mm?

I just purchased a new 2012 Reba RL without box and manual. I would like to get the service / tech manual, but I can't seem to find it on the Sram website. Seems like the 2012 info isn't listed. Its setup with 80mm of travel now. Is removing the 20mm spacer to make it 100mm a fairly easy process ... Read More »

Rockshox Reba 29 RL under 250

In my quest for the lowest prices on the net I've stumbled on Merlin Cycle's weekend sale of 10% off all Rockshox fork. Only the 80mm has this killer price. The 100mm loses about $40 to come in around $390 [url=http://www.merlincycles.com/rockshox-reba-rl-29er-forks-2013-59419.html]Rockshox Reba ... Read More »

Rock Shox Reba RL 29 cold weather performance

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