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  • Premier Icon Dave E
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    Looking for new forks as want to use current Reba’s on new build.
    Should I stick with Reba’s.

    Premier Icon Dave E
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    No advice then……

    doncorleoni
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    Yup 100mm rebas be great ๐Ÿ™‚ or do what I did and sell them to fund some carbon blades. Also great ๐Ÿ™‚ also worth checking out x fusion forks…. They are great too. Ignore fox forks as they are plop. Enjoy!

    timc
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    I’ve got Reba at 120mm n my Solaris for what its worth

    What he said.

    Not run it any other way, so no grounds for comparison.

    Premier Icon sandal100
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    I’ve just bought these for my new build Solaris. They come with the spacers to knock them down to 120. They’re oe so there’s no box.

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mobile/rockshox-revelation-rct3-29-dual-air-1-5-taper-2012/rp-prod94599

    Chris

    Premier Icon Dave E
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    Had a look at revelations. Did have CRC voucher but ran out yesterday.

    robbonzo
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    Could get sids, check out Merlin.

    doncorleoni
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    Merlin +1.25

    Premier Icon oxym0r0n
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    Fox are fine on mine ๐Ÿ˜ณ

    Premier Icon sandal100
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    The revelations have dropped in price since that voucher code ended to the same price as they were with the voucher if that makes sense!

    Premier Icon BigDummy
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    I have the Marzocchi 44 Tis on mine. They are a delight. ๐Ÿ™‚

    2013 RS Revelation RCT3 Solo Air on mine & it feels spot on.

    Had to buy a new cartridge to get them to 120 tho ๐Ÿ™

    Not 100% sure, but those forks in the CRC link might adjust to 120 with spacers but the A-C length might stay the same making it high at the front & geometry would be all to pot……

    Premier Icon danti
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    You don’t mention where you ride and what kind of riding you like and current build of wheels etc but if you’re looking for something slightly burlier then I’d be looking at these with 34mm stanchions and run at 110mm:

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/x-fusion-trace-rl2-dla-29er-tapered-suspension-fork/

    Thinking of getting some myself.

    Premier Icon boxelder
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    I’m a Solaris owner of a couple of weeks, lucky enough to have both 100mm Rebas and 120mm Revs to choose from. Started with the Rebas on there and surprised at how capable they feel – thought I’d be hankering after Revs. The Rebas are 15mm bolt thru and riding is rocky Lakes stuff. I’ll try the longer travel Revs when I get time to swap them over, but certainly haven’t felt ‘under-forked’ yet (which I did with them on a Scandal). Crest/Pro2 wheels for info, and 2.2″ Purgatory tyres (tubeless)

    Premier Icon Dave E
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    Never felt “under forked” with 100mm Rebas but would like bolt thru version at least.
    Recently fitted Hope/Flows wheels.

    Premier Icon Alex
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    100mm 2012 Dual Air Rebas on mine. Decent fork, plenty stiff enough and a good weight. Keep thinking about a longer fork but 100mm suits it just fine here (Malverns, FoD). I have those ^^^ 140 RCT3s on my 29er FS and they are an excellent fork for the money. Mate has the trace’s tho and I’m very tempted by those.

    m_t_b
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    Im running some 2014 fox 34 140mm which are 20mm too long but actually feel great, I am going to knock them down to 130mm and run them with slightly lower air.

    Looking at those Revelations though that is one hell of a deal.

    Premier Icon breadcrumb
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    If those Revs could be spaced down to 100mm I’d have some for my Unit.

    I’m guessing you can’t just stick another spacer in there?

    Premier Icon Dave E
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    Alex
    That’s exactly my thought.
    Ride fod and Wyre and never had an issue with 100mm Reba’s.
    Think another set of Reba’s is best option with tapered steerer and bolt thru just it stiffen slightly.

    wookie
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    Running 120mm SIDs RCT3 with Crest/Hope wheels on mine.

    For the riding i do (pretty much anything i can throw at the poor thing) i wouldn’t want to go down to 100mm forks and wish id bought Flow wheels instead of the crests. In fact id take another look at the 34mm 29er XFusion forks if i was to buy again but thats just my heavy handed style ๐Ÿ™‚

    Kust to clarify, do those 140mm RCT3s on Chainreaction have everything with them to space them down to 120mm easily?

    Keep umming and arhhing over whether to build a CX bike – Kinesis pro6 with parts I have or get a Clockwork or Solaris with a Rev and switch all my 26″ build to it…

    Premier Icon letmetalktomark
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    Just my 2cents …..

    Firstly I agree with the comment of never feeling underbiked with just 100mm of travel.

    That said …. for me I felt that only running 100mm dampened the Solaris for me.

    I had bolt through Rebas.

    If I still had the bike I would want to swap out the fork for 120mm version.

    That said …. I went from a 100mm Solaris to a 90mm Skookum (running a Lefty) and that feels all together more “right”.

    I haven’t helped have I ….. ๐Ÿ˜†

    Premier Icon sandal100
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    Kust to clarify, do those 140mm RCT3s on Chainreaction have everything with them to space them down to 120mm easily?

    The box contains the forks of course, warranty book and 2x10mm travel reducers. I’m yet to do mine as I haven’t got the rest of the kit for the build so may well buy them again if there’s another price drop. The guide to take them apart is either a bikeradar one or the 2011 revelation tech manual which shows what to do and tools required.

    Premier Icon Alex
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    The ‘cooking’ reba’s on my Solaris are the RTs. On my PYGA I have the RC3 or whatever it’s called damping. Even I can tell the difference. If I had my time again, I’ll get another set of Rebas at 100mm but with the upgraded damping. And a set of traces for the FS.

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