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    Fox Float RL or Rockshox Reba RLC

    I'm in the process of building up a Niner One 9 scandium that will mostly be setup with a rigid fork, but will swap occasionally with a suspension fork (primarily for the Snake Creek series this winter). I have pulled together a random collection of parts over the past few years and have a couple of options as far as suspension forks for the build. Which is a "better" all around fork between the following:

    -Fox Float RL (G2 off a Trek/GF Rig)
    -Rockshox Reba RLT (dual air)

    I'm torn between the two, but based on the decision I will be selling one as part of another build. As background I primarily ride rigid and haven't used a suspension fork in over a year.

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    Are they brand new, never ridden forks? If not, then I say build the bike and give both forks a try and see which you prefer For me I prefer the dampening of the Reba, but the Fox has greater arch clearance in case of mud or wanting to run big rubber.
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    I rode a Float RL on an '09 Rig I had for a year or so. Locked out real nice. I own a Reba Team and a Reba SL w/ remote; both are also fine.

    My only concern would be running a G2 fork on a non-G2 frame. Some people do it with no apparent issues but I'd be more inclined go with the RLT.

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    Other manufacturers like Ibis are speccing 51mm offset forks so I wouldn't worry about the G2. But I would pick the dual air Rebamaybe with new Enduro seals.

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