RockShox Reba RLT 29'' Dual Air 29er Forks

4.5/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $555.00

Product Description

The Reba isThe chameleon of forks; it can be a short-travel climbing machine or 29er's stiff and reliable dream, with plenty of options in between. Reba combines a potent blend of well-rounded performance, a lightweight design and unparalleledTunability onTop of a stiff 32mm chassis.This is a relentlessTrail warrior allThe way fromThe calf-burning climbsToThe grin-inducing descents.Travel: 80/100mmDamping: Motion Control RLTSpring: Dual AirAdjustments: External Rebound / LockoutThreshold/ Low Sp

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Haines Mountain Biker

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2012

Strengths:    Fantastic performance and adjustability when it works.

Weaknesses:    Great fork unless you ride your bike much. Oil seal requires 50 hour service which means upper disassembly and new seals every 2 months for me and that's after spreading the miles to another bike as well. Also requires airspring service at 150 hours, thats 4 times a year at $70 each time or $280 per year. At 2800 miles the spring side stanchion developed bad creak/click and RS warrantied it.

Bottom Line:   
Works great if you ride 10 miles once a week. But if you really ride Fox seems to pull through better on maintenance schedule.

In 18 months this fork failed me and required warranty replacement despite being out of warranty cause crown failure is bad news.
This is the VW bug of forks. So fun, works great but better be a mechanic or live with one.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jeharris44 a Cross Country Rider from Waco, TX, USA

Date Reviewed: January 8, 2012

Strengths:    The adjustablity is amazing. The lockout is easy to use. I am still finding the exact adjustments that I like, but it is super smooth and has taken everything that I have throw at it so far.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
I would recommend this shock to anyone.

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Favorite Trail:   Powder Monkey

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Came with Bike

Bike Setup:   Rocky Mountain Soul 29er

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Fuze911 a Cross Country Rider from Owings Mills

Date Reviewed: June 27, 2011

Strengths:    Light weight, affordable, durable, easily adjustable travel

Weaknesses:    250 # rider with 120mm travel, QR and 2.35 Bontrager FR3's. When under power, standing up and grinding the pedals, the tire lightly rubs the fork on the left side stanchion. Although this also happened on my 2006 Reba that ive been using for the past couple years the same exact way. Only cure i have found is to REALLY down tighten the QR.

Bottom Line:   
Best bang for the buck. Adjustable travel makes it easy to move from bike to bike. Smooth, fluid travel. Get one and never worry about a fork for YEARS.

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Favorite Trail:   WhiteClay, DE

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $469.00

Purchased At:   BlueSky Cycling

Similar Products Used:   Dart 3 (LOL), 2006 Reba at 80mm and 100mm

Bike Setup:   2010 Rocky Mountain Altitude 29, Velocity Blunts. All u need to know ;)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jellytronics a Cross Country Rider from Balitmore, MD

Date Reviewed: June 27, 2011

Strengths:    Reliable, Durable, Affordable, Easy to tune, Convertible Travel (80-120mm)

Weaknesses:    Having a hard time coming up with these...

Bottom Line:   
A superb trouble-free and extremely affordable fork. I've seen it withstand the test of time on others' bikes and endure the high stresses of DHs, heavy riders (yes even with the QR model) and climbs. Buy the last year's model and save yourself hundreds of dollars. There's not a whole lot of other forks in this class under $500. Comparable FOX forks will be more expensive due to their brand name and pretty red/blue knobs (not sh*tting you).

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Favorite Trail:   Loch Raven

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $480.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Rock Shox Revelation 26" Dual Air (2006)

Bike Setup:   SS 32x20 Outcast 29er (hardtail)
Reba RLT 1 1/8" steerer, QR, set at 100mm
Velocity Blunt Rims (with Tubeless 2.4 Racing Ralphs)

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