Rockshox Reba 120mm
Hi everyone this is my first post, although I have been a reader for some time.
I am hoping someone can help as I have been searching high and low with not much luck.
I am building up a new bike and want some Reba’s with 120mm travel like I have on my other bike, but for the life of me I cannot find any anywhere. Ebay new and auction, all websites, everywhere. But they all have 100mm travel forks.
Next question, can you DEFINITELY change these 100mm travel forks to 120mm? Because I have had conflicting views.
Thanks in advance guys.
DanPosted 5 years ago
Thanks for replies. That’s the thing see them on CRC but expensive. Merlin don’t have the black 120mm in stock.
Are all the “cheaper” forks online say around the £275 mark the 100mm that cannot be changed? I don’t have a problem buying the 100mm forks aslong as I can be sure that I can convert them and no one seems sure. Mine field.Posted 5 years ago
Nbt. Is that def the case? With all models of reba? Because I have heard stories of there being a difference between “OEM” forks and “boxed” forks as in packaged in RS packaging. I have also had two shops tell me that the forks they’re selling cannot be changed. Is this true or do they not know their products well enough?Posted 5 years agospw3Member
I got some secondhand and was worried about the same thing. It was an easy job to remove the spacer and now they are 120mm. Sadly you are looking for a 100% guarantee and you are not going to get one.
BUT when I was googling this in a state of some anxiety and saw plenty if people posting that they had been told that it was not possible and plenty of people posting that they had in fact performed the conversion successfully themselves but not one post from anyone saying that they’d dismantled a fork and found it wasn’t possible.
I think therefore you’ll be fine. It depends on your attitude to uncertainty.Posted 5 years agolegendMember
NOT all 100s can be extended! I bought a pair of 2010s, took them apart, no travel spacer and not enough extension on the spring and damper rods. Needless to say I wasn’t chuffed (had been told that they could be adjusted), but just sold them and got the right kit instead.Posted 5 years ago
@ spw3, You’re right on the money there, I am looking for a yes or no answer! haha
If i cannot get my hands on some forks already at 120mm (at a good price) then I will just have take the plunge and risk it! Hey, only money!
Thanks for all the other replies btw, much appreciated.Posted 5 years agomartinhutchSubscriber
If you’re unsure, look up the technical docs for your exact fork model on the Sram website – this is the one for my Recon Gold RL, for example.
It tells you exactly how to the do it in the ‘all travel’ section of the service instructions.Posted 5 years ago
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