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  1. #1
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    Reba RL 29er Dual Air 120mm 9mm drop outs?

    ...and a straight 1-1/8" steerer.

    Is there such a thing?

    I had ordered one from Bluesky, but it turned out to NOT be 120mm. It worked sooooo good at 100mm, though.

    My searches uncovered pages of speculation as to whether a particular year had adjustability to 120mm of travel. I believe that now 120mm is not available unless you get it with 15QR, but I already have a 9mm thru-axle (and I would still usually ride a rigid fork even if I had the Reba).

    So, if there is such a unicorn as this, what year is it, and who is selling?
    (not single air, not pushloc, not 15QR, not 26", not tapered, not 100mm, etc.)
    Oh, and it should be black.

    ...and I can't believe that a new one costs more than my first bike.

    It's never easier - you just go faster.

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    All the new ones are solo air so you'll need to find an older used or NOS dual air. You may be right about a 29r, 120mm fork not being available in 9mm Qr but I believ that the lowers from a 100mm and 120mm are the same so maybe you could swap them. Of course by the time you do that it'd probably be cheaper to just change the hub on your wheel. Also you'd probably appreciate the added stiffness since a 120mm 29r QR might feel a little flexy. Or you could try an order a new solo air one with the QR.

  3. #3
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    Get a wheel with changeable end caps. Use the 15mm caps for your 120/15mm Reba and the 9mm caps for your rigid.

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    Reba RL 29er Dual Air 120mm 9mm drop outs?

    I have a Reba team (I think it is the team). Blackbox, 120, dual air, open drops and black. Works so nice on my 429. Not sure if they changed the offerings when they changed the names to RLT and RL

  5. #5
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    A 2011 or earlier Reba in 80mm or 100mm can be converted to 120mm by removing an internal travel spacer. 2012 Dual Air Rebas can only be converted between 80mm and 100mm, and 2013 Solo Air forks are not adjustable at all.

    I think you'll be hard-pressed to find a new Reba meeting your specs. Watching Pinkbike and eBay would be a better bet. I am not sure what the exact axle options were year-to-year, but 120mm/QR/1.125 Rebas do exist. It would also be a good idea to watch for 2011 and earlier forks in 80mm or 100mm, and just convert one to 120mm.

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