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  1. #1
    Green Hornet
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    Fork question for my Hi-Fi pro

    I broke my 07 Caliber frame in March

    G.F. was nice enough to replace with a 10 Hi-Fi Pro. Huge upgrade in stiffnes etc... I loved my old bike but love my new one more. I transfered most of the old parts that would switch over onto the new one.

    New parts included a XT drive train, I still have my old SRAM X-7 Rear Der. New front Der. kept my Crossmax wheelset

    Here is my question: I kept my Reba 80MM front shock. Should I upgrade to the Fox F29 100 MM travel with the G-2 offset? Will I notice a diffrence in handeling? Could I get away without the G-2 offset and just ugrade to a similar Fox shock? New shocks are expensive $600+

    Note on the Reba: I set it up to run 100mm when got it worked on in Feb. Since the upgrade when I add air I am getting some oil blowing out of the air valve? I have run it with little issue all summer.

    -Chuck
    if your partner tears your legs off, you aren't his riding partner anymore. he rides alone. with an extra set of legs

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    Trying not to kill myself
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    The whole idea behind the G2 offset is to give you quicker handling characteristics, so I guess it would depend on how it feels with the Reba. If it's already nimble enough, I wouldn't spend the dough for a G2 shock. As for the oil in the air chamber, apparently it's normal:

    Reba oil leak?

  3. #3
    recovering roadie
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    I have a friend that had a Supercaliber 29er. It broke and they gave him an 09 HiFi Pro frame. He put his existing non-G2 Reba on (I think it's still 80mm) and he says it's the best handling bike he's ever had, FWIW.

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