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Just got my new Reba in. On the back of the arch are four little tabs, two at the top and two at the bottom. Are those there to keep your disc brake cables from sliding to the side when you zip tie them to the arch? If so, does it means you should run your cables behind the arch and on the inside of the shock? Any insight would be greatly appreciated (pics even better!) Thanks.
 

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bellullabob said:
Just got my new Reba in. On the back of the arch are four little tabs, two at the top and two at the bottom. Are those there to keep your disc brake cables from sliding to the side when you zip tie them to the arch? If so, does it means you should run your cables behind the arch and on the inside of the shock? Any insight would be greatly appreciated (pics even better!) Thanks.
I think so. At least that's I used them for. I ran my hydro lines up the inside of the leg and zip tied to to the back of the arch. Cable routing is less important on hydros than with cable brakes, tho.
 

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bellullabob said:
Just got my new Reba in. On the back of the arch are four little tabs, two at the top and two at the bottom. Are those there to keep your disc brake cables from sliding to the side when you zip tie them to the arch? If so, does it means you should run your cables behind the arch and on the inside of the shock? Any insight would be greatly appreciated (pics even better!) Thanks.
There has been discussion about this on this board in the past (do a search). The opinion is to run the cable in front of the arch, with the zip tie and a stick on cable holder in front of the arch and the zip tie through that area you are talking about. The only thing I can't determine is to run the cable inside or outside the shock leg. I've got mine outside.
 
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The only thing I can't determine is to run the cable inside or outside the shock leg. I've got mine outside.
If you run your cable/housing on the inside, it's a little less likely to snag on sticks and such as you ride by. You also usually get a bit less twisting and contortion in the line, which makes little difference for hydraulics, but can be noticeable for mechanical brakes.

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Thanks for the input. I ended up trying a few different routes and settled with running the brake cable (for mech discs) behing the arch which made it (more or less) a straight shot to the brake. Initially worried the small bend it created might stick too close to the wheel but it does not seem to be a problem at all. Looks fairly clean too.
 
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