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I just bought a 05 Reba team fork and i have been messing with +/- preassures, rebound, compression and the sort and i can`t find a plush setting, neither a no bob/no brake dive setting neither.
So i think that maybe its because the fork hasn`t gone through its brake in period.... how much riding time is it needed for the fork to be operating as expected?
I have used it 3 times only that`s about 8 hours of riding time over some smooth trails, and over other rock garden infested trails.
Any recomendations to set the fork plush enough to use all travel with no brake dive and/ or bob?
I am thinking of running an air preassure that allows full travel usage... use a quarter or middle closed compresion to eliminate brake dive and use the lockout with the floodgate 3/4 from full to eliminate bob.
Is my logic ok?
I want to find a set and forget setting. BTW I`m around 160 pounds
Thanks for reading and for your help.
 

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I have heard that with rebas to use the 60% rule. I think for +pressure you use 60% body weight. But I forget what to do with - pressure. PS, where did you buy it from, I want one for cheapest price.
 

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The beauty of the REBAs and PIKEs is that they don't require any break in at all. Set the positive to roughly give you proper sag, then the negative so that it just about begins to eat into full extension (about equal to the positive, a bit higher I think). You then need to play with the damper to get it to behave well.

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Not sure about the 60% rule for POS, but definitely don't give the RS suggested pressures a go you'll never get the fork to work how it should. I'd say 60% would be a good starting place and adjust from there. I set my NEG under the POS, but I think that's presonal preference. The idea of using partial Motion Control to help brake dive is a good one and one I use. The fork does get a bit better after a little while, but should feel pretty damn good from the get go - once you get the pressures right! GL
 

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Thanks for your help.
I read in one of the reviews that" anyone who gave a review of a shock or fork that he had just bought would be a total ♦@*%$!!! ".
That`s why i was expecting a break down period on this fork,i already tried the 60% rule and it still felt pretty harsh.
What i noticed is that my rear shock has been bottoming dow a lot since i started using this fork.Specially when i use the lockout feature.
What i did notice is that the fork doesnt sag even with the 60% positive preassure and an equal negative.
 

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Thanks for your help.
I read in one of the reviews that" anyone who gave a review of a shock or fork that he had just bought would be a total ♦@*%$!!! ".
That`s why i was expecting a break down period on this fork,i already tried the 60% rule and it still felt pretty harsh.
What i noticed is that my rear shock has been bottoming dow a lot since i started using this fork.Specially when i use the lockout feature.
What i did notice is that the fork doesnt sag even with the 60% positive preassure and an equal negative.
I don't get full SAG either when I set mine up, but if you do the POS first you'll get the SAG and then set the NEG. I let mine all out to 115mm travel when I serviced it a few weeks ago and I've been able to use all the travel running around 90-100 POS & 50-60 NEG - feels very nice to me.
 
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