RockShox Reba RL 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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Major issues with new RockShox Reba RL 29"

This thing is brand new as a warranty replacement and the bike shop changed it 120MM setting. Right away the lockout doesn't work and when I checked the air it was around 40LBs when I filled it up to 100 and cycled it a few times it was no longer 100 more like 60... I think I know that is normal be ... Read More »

Reba RL remote lockout, am I missing something?

I recently acquired a newer (tapered, 15mm thru) Rockshox Reba RL Solo air with remote lockout. It's on a single speed and I don't want to use the remote. However, it appears the lockout portion is always on. Even with all the air out of the fork, it's still very difficult to compress it. Do I ha ... Read More »

2008 Fox F100 RLC vs 2013 RockShox Reba RL Solo Air

Hi guys, I can get either of these forks second hand (Fox for 200 euro, RockShox for 220 euro - 260 and 285 USD respectively). I will be replacing my Suntour XCT V2 on my Panther mountain bike. Now I wonder which one will provide a smoother ride and eliminate those small bumps better? Both are in ... Read More »

Reba RL 26", 120mm, tapered, TA, 272$

another amazon find, a reba this time (pic doesn't match the model number, which is for a thru-axle). [url=http://www.amazon.com/RockShox-Tapered-Steerer-Adjust-26-Inch/dp/B00DFJFWGU/ref=sr_1_86?s=cycling&ie=UTF8&qid=1410740217&sr=1-86]Amazon.com : RockShox Reba RL Maxle Lite Tapered Steerer Crow ... Read More »

Reba RL 29er for $269

[url=http://www.amazon.com/SRAM-RockShox-Suspension-Black-100mm/dp/B00DRIQUIS/?tag=dancarlincom-20&linkCode=w10&linkId=]Amazon.com : SRAM RockShox Reba RL Solo Air Suspension, Black, 100mm : Bike Suspension And Accessories : Sports & Outdoors[/url] Just bought this to upgrade my X-Cal 8. Reba RL 2 ... Read More »

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