- Cotic Solaris at 120mm
Just looking at forks for a Solaris build. I’ve seen some 2013 Reba RLT’s on Merlin at a good price, the only thing is they are 100mm and I understand they cannot be changed to 120mm anymore without buying a new air spring.
I was wondering if I will be missing anything not having the option to run the forks at 120mm on the Solaris, for weekends away or just in general?Posted 4 years agoKingofBiscuitsMember
120mm should be nice. Run Fox 32 100mm on mine at present and find them more than adequate. Also run Stans Arch EX with 2.2 Ardents. The bikes been great in the last year and has probably got more use than my expensive plastic full suss. Just want a reverb on it now.
Posted 4 years agowoolymonsterMember
I’ve got my Solaris at 120mm and love it! Never tried the 100mm fork on it and to be honest won’t bother now. Ended up going for Rev’s shimmed down to 120 (would’ve preferred Fox Float but this was a good deal).
The bike feels damn quick going downhill and very capable of more than I expected it to be…been cutting about BikePark Wales a few times on it while finishing the set up.
Renthal Flatbar, 70mm stem, Stans/Pro2 EVO and Spesh Butcher tyres – Works for me but God damnnnnn the tyres are a bitch to get on those rims!!!!Posted 4 years ago
And 29er’s love tubeless. Go tubeless instead of spending loads on fancy finishing kit.
I will definitely be going tubeless Neil.
I have 120mm Reba forks on mine which are far superior to the 120mm Fox RLC forks on my Rumblefish. Much stiffer than the flexy Fox.
Not sure I believe that mate, I’ve had Fox 32’s on loads of bikes and my brother has pretty much always had the RS equivalent (Rev’s or Reba) on his for comparison, there’s no difference in stiffness.Posted 4 years ago
‘Not sure I believe that mate, I’ve had Fox 32’s on loads of bikes and my brother has pretty much always had the RS equivalent (Rev’s or Reba) on his for comparison, there’s no difference in stiffness.’
I’m 14.5 stone kitted up and believe me the difference is obvious. The Reba is also much plusher and soaks up smaller bumps better. The Fox is a compromise between excessive fork dive at low pressures or harsh at higher pressures.Posted 4 years ago
I weigh 14 stone kitted up too and I’ve never noticed it, neither has my bro. Also the Fox damping is much better than RS otherwise I’d have bought RS as they are way cheaper.
You are slightly missing the point though, I never asked which forks were best, I asked what a Solaris rode like at 120mm.Posted 4 years ago
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