Anyone using 2009 Reba Team forks?

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  • Anyone using 2009 Reba Team forks?
  • mooman
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    They is great.

    druidh
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    I hope they're great. I should start to find out this weekend.

    Premier Icon jamesgarbett
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    What do you think of them?

    Premier Icon jamesgarbett
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    BlackBox damping a noticeable improvement?

    Premier Icon BoardinBob
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    Outstanding fork. I fitted them a couple of weeks ago. An unbelievable improvement over the pisspoor Toras they replaced. Dead easy to set up and loads of adjustability.

    £305 from the Bike Outlet by the way.

    Yep, replaced some 2007 motion control Reba teams. The 2009 blackbox versions do feel better, and i seem to achieve slightly more travel too (they seem to ramp up less)

    I was disappointed with the floodgate feature though. I didn't use it much on my motion control models, but when i did the transition from locked to open was pretty seamless, which meant i could wind it in just enough to get rid of bob, but rely on it to open up instantly when i forgot to unlock the fork and banged into roots etc.

    The black box floodgate doesn't feel nearly as smooth, feels far more like a lockout with a bit of give, as opposed to the "platform damping" feel the motion control had.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Best fork I've ever used, brilliant damping, very stiff with maxle lite.

    Like it so much I bought two.

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    love mine with 120mm and 20mm axle.

    cant say Ive noticed much difference with the damping between the black box and the normal MC but then Im a bit of a luddite.

    Had mine for 8 months and been thoroughly impressed. Very stiff for an XC fork (100mm, QR axle), nice and plus and easy to set-up. Very happy so far. I can particularly notice how much stiffer they are than any other fork I've had as I'm 115kg. Powerbulge does seem to make a considerable difference. I'd definitely buy another pair if I needed to replace them.

    Merlin are knocking out OEM ones for about 250 now, I believe. Bar-har-gain.

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    I hope so too, I'm just about to buy some. Anyone had any problems with the top caps fouling downtubes?

    My old ones fouled my old Bianchi frame, had to get some horrendous extra fat crown race machined to solve the problem, nasty.

    Acres of space on my Duster though.

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    hmmm was going to put mine on a dekerf generation.

    Anything special about your bianchi?

    Yeah, an integrated headset and a downtube that looked like a python swallowing a pig! 😀

    If any bike was going to suffer downtube/adjuster issues it would have been the Bianchi…

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    I'll get the CC out then! Annoying to see the price has gone up on Bikeoutlet.

    tang
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    any good deals on the 120 maxles around?

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    BB

    The maxle version was 369 2 days ago, and if google's product cache is to be believed, 349 a little while earlier.

    Premier Icon BoardinBob
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    Ah sorry, I bought the QR version and was thinking of that

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