This review was written by one of our customers, Paul Nindel. He has been looking to upgrade his fork for some time now and decided to pull the trigger on a Rockshox Reba RL suspension fork.
I received my new Rockshox Reba RL 120mm suspension fork 7 days after ordering it. It was packed very well and I was thrilled to find that a spare set of seals and a shock pump is included. I had made the decision to buy the Reba after talking to a Rockshox rep on the phone. I contacted Rockshox (owned by SRAM) to get the inside story on the Reba fork and to find out how long spare parts and seals would be available. I was told that the Reba fork has been around for a few years, was very popular and should be around for at least a few more years (the said maybe forever). He added that buying spare parts should not be a problem down the road.
As for the installation, this fork was a piece of cake to install on my 2004 Gary Fisher Cake 2 Dlx. After trimming the fork tube and installing the lower bearing race, I had the fork installed in less than 10 minutes. I couldn't wait to take it for a test ride around the neighborhood....everything was tight, adjusted and I was ready to go! That afternoon I took my bike out to a 1,000 acre state park and had a blast! I love the Lockout feature for long stretches and love the rebound features as well. I'm especially impressed with how stiff I can set this fork and how well it handles on fast downhill single track runs. This fork seems to have given my MTB a 2nd life!
My only regret is not doing this sooner!
Safe riding and remember to be careful not to startle horses or dogs!
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