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Hi,

I'm putting a suspension fork on my Inbred, and I'm don't know which Reba Race option to go for - the standard lockout or the Poploc remote.

What are advantages/disadvantages of each?

The two forks I've had experience of are a Marzocchi Jr T, and a Fox Vanilla R, so I'm not used to tweaking compression settings or lockouts.


Cheers,
Dicky
 

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Advantage to the Pop-loc as I see is that you have the control for your lockout right there on the bar rather than having to reach down and flick the little lever on the top of your fork.
the negative is that it is another thing to clutter up your bars.
I do not have one but have not had any trouble without it.
I must have reached down and turned mine on and off about 20 times or so the other night during a local Dusk to Dawn race.
 

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I've had normal Rebas on a 26er and a 29er and never had an issue with the teeny tiny reach to alter at the top of the fork. Poploc might be good if you're paranoid about taking your hands off the bars! It just seemed a bit OTT to have an additional control on the bike when it was easily within reach.
 

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The pop-loc on my Reba works great - I just never use it other than when riding to the trail. I'm removing it and going back to the fork mount lock out. The bars look cleaner without.
 

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Pop Lock Remote makes the fork a lot easier to use which allows you to use the lockout more.
Screw the 'look'...........
 

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I have the poplock adjust on my SID world cup and I like it a lot. I don't use the adjust feature - it adjusts how open the fork is, not how closed (locked out) the fork is. I think having the lock out on the bars is great - it makes me use it more. You can be in the middle of a sprint or partially up a climb and lock out the fork - something you wouldn't want to remove your hands from the bars to do. Conversely, you can be part way down a hill and open the fork. I wouldn't have it any other way. If you ride rolling trails that have quick ups and downs then it is worth it. I aslo run my fork a little more plush than I otherwise would because it is so easy to lock it out.
 

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With the Motion Control, I don't see a real point. If you've got it dialed in (which takes time) the fork should remain locked out until you hit something. That's where the old "threshold" thing comes in. Get the threshold (or blowoff) set where you want it and let the fork do the work. That's why you bought the technology, right?
 

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I did the Pop-loc on my Monocog. Thought I would never use it when I installed it. Bought it because the shop I work at had one hanging on the wall. I find that I use it more than I think.

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10#s more air pressure and leave it full open at all times. Just ride the flacker.
 

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PuddleDuck said:
Hi,

I'm putting a suspension fork on my Inbred, and I'm don't know which Reba Race option to go for - the standard lockout or the Poploc remote.

What are advantages/disadvantages of each?

The two forks I've had experience of are a Marzocchi Jr T, and a Fox Vanilla R, so I'm not used to tweaking compression settings or lockouts.

Cheers,
Dicky
I have tried it both ways on the Reba, and I have no doubts that the remote handlebar mounted poploc is the way to go.

Having that little lever right there near your thumb makes it so easy to take advantage of the lockout on climbs and in other riding situations where you cannot afford to take your hand off the bars to engage a fork-top lever.

I use my poploc all the time, it has become an integral part of my riding when using the Reba fork.

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depends on how you ride, and what you ride

I have the Poploc remote, and like it. I was skeptical, mainly because of the cost, as well as one more thing on the bars, but the cost has been forgotten, and the clutter is something I just deal with.

For someone who stands up a bunch, I would recommend the remote. If you are racing or concerned about ultimate efficiency, I would also recommed the remote option. I find when I am really thinking about it, I lock it out on almost all climbs, even short ones, and then open it again on the descent. I tend to stand up on climbs more than most people.

Also, I do not have a suspension fork on my SS, but it seems like you are always standing and sitting on a SS, so a remote lockout would be even more ideal.

Steve
 

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I didn't even know what a remote poplock was untill it came with my fork.

Now I use it all the time, more so when SSing, I climb out of the saddle nearly always and always flick it.

Standing and climbing with a non locking fork is too inefficient for my pathetic legs and the remote lets me lock out lots.

Rob
 

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I tried my Reba for a few rides without the PopLoc and it was a bit of a hassle to reach down to the crown when I wanted to lock it out. I like the PopLoc remote a lot. Yes, it is one more thing to dangle on the bars, but I think it is worth it. I think SRAM is coming out with a PushLoc too which may be a better alernative to their current remotes.
 

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Not a must, and I still reach down to lock/unlock the WB on my Vulture, but Poploc is definitely nice to have. I have one on my FS, and despite the visual "clutter" I'm happy to have it.
 

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Thanks everybody - great input :D

I think I might try the Poploc. It's my default position unless I 'splash out' on the new Pace fork (porn), or a through axle White Brothers (stiff). Hmmm....decisions, decisions.

Cheers,
Dicky
 
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