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Will there be an U-turn Reba that uses a standard QR? Checked their site but options aren't clear.

Anybody else make a fork that uses a standard QR that has adjustable travel? Looking for 100-120-130 ish range.
 

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Saw one listing for the 09 Reba that showed that you can change travel with the spacers between 80 and 100 like the 08 forks, but what about the 120 forks?

Anyone know if the 120 fork can be changed between 100 and 120 using spacers??

Anyone know if the u-turn fork will be available with standard QR?
 

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Pony up for a Fox 120... Santa hasn't left the North Pole yet.

I'm not sure if they could be knocked down to 100mm,
 

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dan0 said:
no standards? Fox? 15mm?????
if anything 20mm is standard and the Reba Maxle is a qr 20mm so its a piece of cake to remove
also you can buy a rack adaptor for $25
as far as multiple wheelsets, got to keep that economy going dont we?....spend spend spend
What is this rack adapter that you speak of?
 

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sthrnfat said:
Saw one listing for the 09 Reba that showed that you can change travel with the spacers between 80 and 100 like the 08 forks, but what about the 120 forks?

Anyone know if the 120 fork can be changed between 100 and 120 using spacers??

Anyone know if the u-turn fork will be available with standard QR?
youu can change the 120 to 100, but I dont think the other way
 

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sthrnfat said:
Will there be an U-turn Reba that uses a standard QR? Checked their site but options aren't clear.

Anybody else make a fork that uses a standard QR that has adjustable travel? Looking for 100-120-130 ish range.
not trying to bust your chops, but why would you even want a 'standard QR' 29r fork with 120 mm travel?

Hell even in a 100 mm travel fork, I strongly suggest everyone get a thru axle of some type (20 or 15 mm). The very slight weight gain is more than outweighed by the massive improvement in performance. Not only do you get much better tracking thru rocks and roots, but the overall stiffness of the lower assembly translates into reduced bushing wear.

I think bike shops have a duty to suggest to 29er customers building a wheelset that they either get a 20 mm (or 15 mm) thru axle hub and fork, or one of the many many hubs on the market that are easily convertible between the various sizes.

If you are one of those who has a nice wheelset that uses a non-convertible front hub, you might consider selling the front wheel and buying a more forward-looking front hub. Thru axles and 29er forks (at least on the 100 mm+ category) will increasingly become standard. they are more better.
 

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I know the thru axle is the way to go - i'm just being cheap!! I have a couple sets of wheels that are standard QR and can swap between bikes easily. Just becomes a snowball issue with moving to thru-axle - gets expensive.
 

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sthrnfat said:
I know the thru axle is the way to go - i'm just being cheap!! I have a couple sets of wheels that are standard QR and can swap between bikes easily. Just becomes a snowball issue with moving to thru-axle - gets expensive.
I'm in the same boat J. I'd hate to have to buy new rack mounts and everything else, plus there is no real standard in thru axle yet....

Did I mention get a Fox... ;)
 

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What wheels you got? Seriously if they use a press in bearing, chances are you can at least run the DT RWS and maybe even convert then to using 15mm or even 20mm. As to the 120mm Reba with U-Turn right now it's a fictional fork and no one seems to have solid answers about it. RSs brochere says one thing, web site says another, other reports say yet another.

sthrnfat said:
I know the thru axle is the way to go - i'm just being cheap!! I have a couple sets of wheels that are standard QR and can swap between bikes easily. Just becomes a snowball issue with moving to thru-axle - gets expensive.
 

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Enoch said:
I'm in the same boat J. I'd hate to have to buy new rack mounts and everything else, plus there is no real standard in thru axle yet....

Did I mention get a Fox... ;)
no standards? Fox? 15mm?????
if anything 20mm is standard and the Reba Maxle is a qr 20mm so its a piece of cake to remove
also you can buy a rack adaptor for $25
as far as multiple wheelsets, got to keep that economy going dont we?....spend spend spend
 

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As to the 120mm Reba with U-Turn right now it's a fictional fork
You mean this one?

The non U-turn 120mm Rebas have only been available in 20mm form, so I can't see any reason to expect something different for the U-turn version right now.

But, selection for 29er parts keeps getting better and better. Maybe next year?
 

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sthrnfat said:
I know the thru axle is the way to go - i'm just being cheap!! I have a couple sets of wheels that are standard QR and can swap between bikes easily. Just becomes a snowball issue with moving to thru-axle - gets expensive.
I agree.

I can't argue against the benefits of a through-axle, but everyone has their budget and there is nothing wrong with making the most with what you have and can afford.
 

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Well cool, finally they show up. I just gave up looking and asking for them. PLUS now at that price, definitely not in my near future :eekster: glad I picked up one of the close out Manitous :thumbsup:

boomn said:
You mean this one?

The non U-turn 120mm Rebas have only been available in 20mm form, so I can't see any reason to expect something different for the U-turn version right now.

But, selection for 29er parts keeps getting better and better. Maybe next year?
 

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LyNx said:
Well cool, finally they show up. I just gave up looking and asking for them. PLUS now at that price, definitely not in my near future :eekster: glad I picked up one of the close out Manitous :thumbsup:
Hey Linc
I got tired of waiting as well but I picked up the non uturn version from CRC 3 weeks ago $448
decided I probably didnt need the uturn
Fork is 100% better than previous versions, and the qr maxle is great
 

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Even that Speedgoat ad is whacked. Says it's a U-turn, says it has 120 mm of travel, and says it is adjustable from 80-100 travel adjust using spacers. Which is it? I'm sure that's the fork I'm looking for, but the RS website isn't clear and the even the folks selling the forks info isn't clear.

For wheels I've got a set of Race Lites, a set of Crossmax, and a set of WTB hubs with Archs. Shot an email to WTB about options, but don't think the others are convertable. Crossmax makes a wheel for 20mm, but don't think you can convert mine - isn't that brilliant!

Now about that fox 120....
 

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sthrnfat said:
Even that Speedgoat ad is whacked. Says it's a U-turn, says it has 120 mm of travel, and says it is adjustable from 80-100 travel adjust using spacers. Which is it?
I don't think that is any indication that Speedgoat does not know the product (maybe for some other shops it would be), simply that someone missed a line when they copied/pasted/edited the new description.

If you are interested, give them a call to make sure.
 

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I just installed a Reba team w/uturn and Maxle on mine, I really like the adj travel feature for my trails here in CO, BUT, the only option available with the Uturn was a remote Pushloc for the compression, so it's either fully on or off. I don't understand what RS was thinking with this one, I'm gonna ride it for now but hopefully I can convert it to the standard knob adjuster.
 

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Rick - you can swap the Motion Control unit out for a manual compression dial (I assume they haven't significantly altered the design of the insert for 2009 - but you may want to double check on that). I know in the 2008 and prior models it was just a matter of pulling the remote control MoCo unit and inserting the manual control version. There is also a ghetto fix out there where you can remove the spring on the remote units that pushes the knob into the fully open position so that it essentially becomes a manual operation - if you search you can probably find the thread. I have an older MoCo unit you can try out if you want. It came out of my old Reba team U-turn 26er version - again, I don't know if the 29er 2009 models may have different internals - if you want the old unit shoot me a PM and I'll mail it down to you. Of course SRAm is in the Springs so you can probably deal with them locally.
 

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Rick - you can swap the Motion Control unit out for a manual compression dial (I assume they haven't significantly altered the design of the insert for 2009 - but you may want to double check on that). I know in the 2008 and prior models it was just a matter of pulling the remote control MoCo unit and inserting the manual control version. There is also a ghetto fix out there where you can remove the spring on the remote units that pushes the knob into the fully open position so that it essentially becomes a manual operation - if you search you can probably find the thread. I have an older MoCo unit you can try out if you want. It came out of my old Reba team U-turn 26er version - again, I don't know if the 29er 2009 models may have different internals - if you want the old unit shoot me a PM and I'll mail it down to you. Of course SRAm is in the Springs so you can probably deal with them locally.
John thx, yeah I'm talking w/Larry about this spring fix, he mentioned it but apparently had not done the fix. I have no idea about swapping damping units, obviously I don't want to spend more coin on another unit, I appreciate the offer but I'm not sure if another version would even work. I think I'm gonna go after this ghetto spring fix first, might be able to swing by RS here but I need to contact them and see if they would do it.
 
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