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  • Swapping Lowers On Reba Forks ….. 26"to 29" ……. worth it?
  • Premier Icon letmetalktomark
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    A change in build direction may see a change from a 26″ build to a 29″ build.

    I have all the bits and pieces (bar a wheel build) the stuck on the fork.

    I have a Reba Team fork purchased in the summer that is essentially new that I would like to change the lowers on.

    Is it worth the hassle/cost or should I be looking to change the forks as a whole?

    All help/thoughts/advice much welcomed 😀

    Premier Icon LoCo
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    Different offset on the csu units between 26 and 29″ forks, for 2012.

    Probably almost as cheap to sell forks and get 29er specific ones on a deal.

    Premier Icon letmetalktomark
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    LoCo – Member

    Different offset on the csu units between 26 and 29″ forks, for 2012.

    Hmmm.

    So not possible/recommended?

    Premier Icon letmetalktomark
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    LoCo – Member

    Different offset on the csu units between 26 and 29″ forks, for 2012.

    Probably almost as cheap to sell forks and get 29er specific ones on a deal.

    Jumped the gun before you finished there.

    Out of interest what is the RRP on a set of 29er lowers?

    Premier Icon LoCo
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    doable but offset different so handling/geo. different/worse, if you’ve referenced all parts are cross compatible shouldn’t be an issue, but probably easier to sell and get a new pair

    Premier Icon speaker2animals
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    Even if they were mechanically identical I suspect the cost (if you could actually buy them) would be pretty horrendous. I once made the mistake of cutting my steerer short and asked about the cost of a new crown/steerer assembly. The cost was about 2/3rds that of the whole fork and that wasn’t allowing for actually getting them changed over.

    Totally irrelevant though if they are engineered differently.

    Premier Icon LoCo
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    £188 ish retail but would be able to do them a bit cheaper 😉

    Premier Icon speaker2animals
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    So £188 for the lowers plus what you can get for your Rebas, wouldn’t that be most of a pair of new 29er forks and no worries about everything being right and issues with handling? I know which way I’d go TBH.

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