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    2006-2009 Reba Lowers Upgrade?

    Has anyone on mtbr upgraded a 06-09 Reba fork with 9mm lowers to the 15mm or 20mm lowers...can it be done?

    Thanks!

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    I know that you cannot use the 15mm lowers on you older fork. The newer forks with 15mm lowers have different bushing position, damper shaft lengths and other parts to match the shorter length of that generations stanchions.

    I'm pretty sure that the 20mm lowers will work, but I didn't look it to confirm.

    In the end though, why bother. Your fork is old, probably could use a complete overhaul, and lowers are not cheap. You should just sell that fork and use that money plus the money you would spend overhauling it and getting new lowers to buy a new fork with the axle type you want.

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    From what Rock shox told me is that if I send my 2012 Reba RL in for an overhaul that for another $100 they will replace the lowers with 15 mm.
    I would call them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PauLCa916 View Post
    From what Rock shox told me is that if I send my 2012 Reba RL in for an overhaul that for another $100 they will replace the lowers with 15 mm.
    I would call them.
    It nevers hurts to make a phone call, but his older fork is not compatible with the 15mm lowers. Your newer fork is.

    Maybe though they would do something similar for him and the 20mm lowers if they still have them?

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    In 2010, Rock Shox went with 32mm stanchions and 15mm Maxle Light compatibility. Pre-2010 RS forks across all lines, cannot go 15mm TA. Sorry....
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