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Can you adjust the travel while in the middle of riding, or do you need to unweight the fork?
 

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it's performed by twisting the adjustment knob atop the L strut. given you need to turn it multiple times to make significant adjustments (eg: 4~6 full turns) you need to stop to do this, and not on-the-fly.

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Agreed. I think it probably can be done, but I wouldn't want to do it while moving. In my book, it is no sin to stop every now and then anyways.
 

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another opinion

On the 05 forks, the above responses are correct. BTW for the air springs, you do not need to unweight the fork, for the spring, yep.

Now the 06 is a different animal altogether. It's lift-up turn thingy is made of aluminum and can EASILY be turned while riding....up or down. That's the air spring mind you, not sure if the coil springs are more difficult. I had a 03? Psylo U-turn with a coil, it could be lowered on the fly, but was very difficult to extend the fork without unweighting the front.

I'd skip for the 06 if you can. It is the same internals I believe (someone with more skills enlighten me), but the paint, outside shape, knobs are better.

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oh yeah...

forgot.........on the lift up turn thingy on the 06 models, anyone else noticed it's edges are a bit too sharp? I put a few wraps of hockey tape around it cause it was skinning my already cold numb fingers.
 

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cmdrpiffle said:
On the 05 forks, the above responses are correct. BTW for the air springs, you do not need to unweight the fork, for the spring, yep.
Sorry, I do not understand this response. So to clarify, on an 05 Reba (which is an air version), is it possible to change travel while riding the bike?
 

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beanbag said:
Sorry, I do not understand this response. So to clarify, on an 05 Reba (which is an air version), is it possible to change travel while riding the bike?
Yes IF it is a U-turn equipped fork.
 

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OK, another question

Can you upgrade a non U-turn fork into a U-turn one? And what parts would you need?
 

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beanbag said:
Can you adjust the travel while in the middle of riding, or do you need to unweight the fork?
On my '05 Reba Race U-turn i adjust the travel on the fly all the time, it not a problem.
 

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Ratt said:
On my '05 Reba Race U-turn i adjust the travel on the fly all the time, it not a problem.
Ditto, I adjust my 05 Race U-turn while riding too. BTW, awesome fork.

If the 06 has sharp edges that require hockey tape, why is it better?
 

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beanbag said:
Can you upgrade a non U-turn fork into a U-turn one? And what parts would you need?
Answer 1 - you can adjust the U-turn on the fly easily - the wind down just compresses from rider weight - to extend the travel you do need to unweight the front end a bit (small wheelie) to allow the fork to extend - easily done. Answer 2 - the U-turn has completely different internals than the Dual Air and to swap out would be more than the price of the fork. '05 U-turns can be gotten pretty cheap now.
 

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beanbag said:
Can you adjust the travel while in the middle of riding, or do you need to unweight the fork?
Yup. Unweight the bike completely. Take off the front wheel. And get a car. But, seriously. Get a car. Loser.
 
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