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I think the Rockshox Reba Race is around 3.4lb... maybe less without the motion control thumb-ie and cable. I don't know how popular SRAM/Rockshox are, but I am running a Reba SL80. Under 4lb and seems fine to me.
 

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Maxrep said:
I thought it was generally accepted that the carbon Lefty was the best 29er fork on several fronts.
the lefty is pretty good, but a stick is not a fork.
 

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I'm digging my minute 29. 100mm travel, 20mm TA, 3.8 lb, super stiff and it only cost me $268 when JensonUSA was blowing them out.
 

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I'm another vote for the DT Swiss XMC.
Light, stiff and supple.The best fork I've ever had....and I've had most of them.
It is expensive...but you won't be dragging that heavy wallet around.
 

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Maxrep said:
I thought it was generally accepted that the carbon Lefty was the best 29er fork on several fronts. By removing 1 1/2 internal spacers, travel can be increased to near 100mm travel with most tires. Weight, I believe with all considerations, is just a touch over 3lbs.

Yes, it is expensive
Im installing the latest Lefty Sl on my Mamasita, just waiting for a head set, and the claimed weight is 2.55 lbs. Its 2.34 on my scale.
I have the PBR 130 max on my Evolve, and I love it.2.9 lbs.
 

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It really depends on what your frame was designed around.
I have a ss 29er with a reba race. I loved riding it locked for the most part at 80 mm. Only problem was my bike was designed around a 100 mm fork. I took out the spacer and the bike rides better but at 100mm. What i don't like is that the fork dives a little more than i would want when locked at 100 mm compared to 80.
I am sticking with 100 since the frame is built around it.
 

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syl3 said:
the lefty is pretty good, but a stick is not a fork.
haha, yeah that's what i was thinking...the lefty is kinda funky
DT Swiss makes a race specific 80mm travel fork that is only 1380 grams... lots of carbon, etc... etc...but mad expensive. I think it is the emc or something like that.
 

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seems like the lefty is no doubt the lightest....but i've heard good and bad things about them. Tough to tell since i've never ridden one...sounds like i need to do some demoing...
 

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Maxrep said:
I can appreciate humor. Still though, I think the Carbon Lefty has all other 29er fork manufacturers on the ropes from the persective of performance, tracking ability, as well as weight.

It may be more than what one has budgeted for suspension and front wheel conversion, but it patently outperforms any other option I am aware of. Having raced 6 different 29ers, my last being a Lefty equipped ride, I am planning on building a new ground up 29er race bike that will most definitely be Lefty equipped. I haven't decided on all components, but the Carbon Lefty was the first stipulation.
I have the latest lightest version of the Lefty on my 29er 1. I haven't weighed it off the bike though.
(EDIT: Cannondale lists the fork at 2.59lbs)


I haven't had the 29er long, but so far the fork feels every bit as good as the Carbon DLR2 on my 26" Rush.
 

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I don't know if all new F29er 1's are shipping with it, but mine did, and it came from Cannondale earlier this month.

It was a pleasant surprise. Similar to my surprise back in 06 when my Rush arrived from Cannondale with a DT-240s rear hub rather than the spec 340.
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Sorry I don't know about the availability.
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How is the availability on that fork? Is it called the SI? Are the new F29 1's shipping with those?
 

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All great forks but is no one else racing rigid?
I'm rocking a White Brothers Rock Solid rigid right now, however I was thinking about purchasing a Reba for rougher courses/trials.

Anyone switch from an 08 to a 09 Reba? Any ride reports? I heard the new offset makes handling too twitchy.

I can get a used 08 Reba SL for less than $200 or a new 09 Reba Race for $380....but I'm leaning towards waiting if Rockshox is working on a SID 29er.

Any recommendations?
 
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