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I just installed a brand new 2011 Reba RLT Ti fork with maxle on my Pivot 29 and the wheel is off center to the drive side of the bike by a considerable amount. Just curious if anyone else has had this problem with a 2011 model. I have read about some of the 2010 models having this problem, but figured SRAM would have this issue resolved by now. I have tried two different wheels (checked both on the truing stand and they were fine) with the same problem.
 

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Oh snap, I hadn't heard about this and just picked up an uncut but non-packaged 2010 Reba Team off Ebay. Going to build over the winter, so it will be awhile before I can see if I have a problem. Is the problem on all models, or just specific models? Is there a fix?
 

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Qfactor03 said:
I just installed a brand new 2011 Reba RLT Ti fork with maxle on my Pivot 29 and the wheel is off center to the drive side of the bike by a considerable amount. Just curious if anyone else has had this problem with a 2011 model. I have read about some of the 2010 models having this problem, but figured SRAM would have this issue resolved by now. I have tried two different wheels (checked both on the truing stand and they were fine) with the same problem.
No problem with mine.
 

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Oh snap, I hadn't heard about this and just picked up an uncut but non-packaged 2010 Reba Team off Ebay. Going to build over the winter, so it will be awhile before I can see if I have a problem. Is the problem on all models, or just specific models? Is there a fix?
Most common fix is new lowers. This problem has been apparent(though most claim the wheel sits closer to the non-drive side, unlike the OP) for atleast a couple years now. I first saw it on the new SID forks - it seems to be most prevalent w/ the SID and Reba line. I have had several SID's with this issue and my 09 Reba Team 29 had the problem as well.
 

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Same issue

Hi Q,

Hope you are well mate.

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=650970&highlight=king+wheel+reba+forks

Have the same issue with two 2010 sets of Reba Maxle - 120mm. See the post above.

It does not seem to be an issue with Kings rather the fork lowers. Have spoke to Rockshox in Oz and the company in NZ l brought them from and the lowers are to be replaced. Sending them to NZ to then be sent to USA to be reviewed and if faulty - repaired will take around 3 months - cant do that.Now l brought two sets early this year at a great price and both had slight defects (rippled paint, marks, etc) so l tend to believe (conspiracy therorist) that it could have been a bad batch and that l should just live with it because they were cheap - but it seems to be more wide spread.
They are a terrific fork and love the maxle but both are off centre ( three front wheels tried are all dished properly) and the Kings are so off center - l cant run them at all as the rotor is so close - l have no room to adjust the caliper. Sure the Kings might be alittle off but even the Hopes (which fit) are off centre.
I would love another set of Rebas for my Sultan but can take the leap without trying them first - in the flesh. I have no problems with Fox or Manitou.
People please make sure your wheel fits as does your rotor and brake before you purchase - because satisfing a return/warranty procedure can be frustrating and lengthy.
Cheers
JD
 

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Well dang. I thought it was my fault when I noticed my wheel was off center and I re-centered the wheel while it was in the fork. I'm constantly amazed at the lack of quality control these days. You would think that they would place the fork on a fixture after it is assembled and check alignment and other variables.
 

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mine too

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Mine is off center towards the non-drive side. I have a reba RLT Ti 20mm Maxle. Does this have an affect on anything other than appearance?
Mine is out to the non drive side with two different wheels and a RR 2.4 tyre almost buzzes the side.
 

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The rotor to lower tolerance on these forks is extremely close and can rub very lightly. I checked both of my front wheels on a local shops truing stand and they were not centered, so it appears I need to have my Park stand checked. They still appear off a small amount (<1/8") which to me is more than acceptable.

Sorry to start a sh!% storm on this one. I just assumed my stand was accurate and now wondering if it got knocked off the bench at some point in timer and no one bothered telling me. This is a 2011 model Reba, so hopefully they have resolved the issues they had with some of last years models.

Thor29 said:
Well dang. I thought it was my fault when I noticed my wheel was off center and I re-centered the wheel while it was in the fork. I'm constantly amazed at the lack of quality control these days. You would think that they would place the fork on a fixture after it is assembled and check alignment and other variables.
 

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Qfactor03 said:
The rotor to lower tolerance on these forks is extremely close and can rub very lightly. I checked both of my front wheels on a local shops truing stand and they were not centered, so it appears I need to have my Park stand checked. They still appear off a small amount (<1/8") which to me is more than acceptable.

Sorry to start a sh!% storm on this one. I just assumed my stand was accurate and now wondering if it got knocked off the bench at some point in timer and no one bothered telling me. This is a 2011 model Reba, so hopefully they have resolved the issues they had with some of last years models.
I never use a truing stand to check dish. Just not accurate.

You could have flipped the wheel in the fork and had immediate feedback on if it was the wheel or the fork.
 

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I also just bought a 2011 Reba RLT Ti and my wheel is off center to the non drive side by about 1/4". It is a warranty issue and you should contact Rockshox if you have this issue. They are sending me a new fork since mine is uncut and never installed. They said they have had a few forks with this issue recently.
 

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I also just bought a 2011 Reba RLT Ti and my wheel is off center to the non drive side by about 1/4". It is a warranty issue and you should contact Rockshox if you have this issue. They are sending me a new fork since mine is uncut and never installed. They said they have had a few forks with this issue recently.
Let me know how that goes. I went through three lowers before giving up.
 

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Wow. This is one of the most confusing issues I've seen on a thread. Some folks having trouble. Some not. Others claim the hub makes the difference. Others brakes and rotor size. Wheel truing issues. Fork warranty issues. I'm guessing/betting I got a bad fork for a build I'm going to do this winter because I bought mine new/uncut off fleabay for a very good deal. Any way for a newb to find out if a fork has issues without having a set of 20mm wheels on hand?
 

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Qfactor03 said:
I just installed a brand new 2011 Reba RLT Ti fork with maxle on my Pivot 29 and the wheel is off center to the drive side of the bike by a considerable amount. Just curious if anyone else has had this problem with a 2011 model. I have read about some of the 2010 models having this problem, but figured SRAM would have this issue resolved by now. I have tried two different wheels (checked both on the truing stand and they were fine) with the same problem.
This is crazy! there is no such thing as maxle or fork causing off center to any side!!!! :nono: Unless the fork is really messed up, which I know most likely its not. Check your dish on your wheel. I think you might find your answer there:thumbsup:
 

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This is crazy! there is no such thing as maxle or fork causing off center to any side!!!!
Check your facts, dood. It's a known issue with the '10 and '11 Reba's.

Mine came with the off-centered lowers. Called SRAM tech support and they sent out replacement lowers. Problem solved.

MC
 
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