Revs vs Rebas @120mm 29er

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  • st
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    I thought Rebas now had lowers more like Sids so a chunk lighter than Revs with the possibility of increase flex.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    OK, so lighter but maybe flexier?

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    I bought a 29er that came with 140mm Rev RLs, I spaced them down to 120mm.

    What’s the difference between these and Rebas at 120mm? I’m pretty sure I want to stay at 120mm, is it worthwhile looking for someone who has Rebas and may want a swap?

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    Bump – anyone have any more specific info on this? Thanks. Is there a notable weight/stiffness difference?

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    I have 120mm Rebas with the bolt-thru Maxle Lite on my 29er and they’re certainly not flexy.

    Maybe check the SRAM/Rockshox website for comparable weights. I’d expect the Rebas are quite a bit lighter.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    good point ‘spose I could!

    Reba 1565grams, Revs 1796 grams (both 29er, RL, tapered, QR). Just over half a pound difference.Not dramatic but in a place where a bit of weight loss is handy.

    Let me rephrase the question. At 120mm, what’s the benefit of a Rev over the equivalent spec’d Reba?

    If I know I don’t need 140mm, should I look for a Rev to Reba swapsie?

    Premier Icon Cheezpleez
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    Rebas may save you a couple of ounces but the answer you’re really looking for is … Nimble 9 😉

    MrTall
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    I switched from 120mm Reba’s to 130mm Revs and find them much better.
    Biggest difference for me is the increased tyre clearance with the Revs which means I can run bigger tyres without the dreaded tyre rub that seems the norm with all the RS 29er maxle Reba forks I own.
    Plus the Revs just seem slightly plusher but that may be in my head.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    Thx MrT.

    I’d run the same tyres so no benefit for me there.

    Premier Icon jairaj
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    The Rebas will be about 200g lighter and a bit more flexier. The Revs will also have better damping and internal components. The Reba is basically a SID with cheaper internals to keep the cost down.

    I have a 26″ Rev and SID (same chassis as the Reba) and yes when the trail gets rough you can feel a bit of flex going on but its never really enough to distract me from what I’m doing. It’s not like it wobbles about like jelly.

    I’m also quite a heavy rider and been riding the bike quite aggressively. If you are a lighter rider or have a smoother style then you probably wouldn’t notice much.

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