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    Trance: 4" or 5" fork

    Hi all,

    I know this has been discussed a while ago, but I just wanted a fresh point of view on the topic and some advice.

    I've got a 2006 Trance 2 (aust.) and had always planned to put a new U-turn Revelation on the front end after selling the stock Reba Race.

    General people/Trance owners that have gone from 4" to 5" forks

    Have you noticed a considerable difference in terms of ride quality and has it made riding certain types of trail harder/easier?

    - I understand all the facts regarding climbing/descending and the change in gemoetry etc.

    It's just that for the past year I've been riding my HT with a 5" Fox Vanilla 125R- there's nothing wrong with that fork (besides signs of wear- bought second hand). I know that I could easily use those forks, but I'd like to have all the "bells and whistles" of a U-turn Revelation. I really like the whole Motion Control idea (i hate how my vanilla's bounce) and the fact that I would be able to tune geometry/travel to suit the trail I was riding.

    I can expect anywhere between $500 and $650 for the Reba- leaving a $450ish gap to get the Revelation... I could also sell the Vanillas for around $430 - buy some Manitou Axel's for $150 to put on the HT (it'll be used as a commuter primarily)... Is this too much buying and selling? I'm just a little strapped for disposable 'mtb' income after buying the Trance.

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    The tune-a-bility of the U-turn would be nice once you can get a good price for the REBA and weill use the U-turn feature and don't mind the extra weight. Personally I'd say extend the REBA to it's full travel of 115mm and enjoy the ride as I did. I have noticed that the ride is plusher now I've added the extra 15mm travel and also that I had to lower my stem to help wandering of the front on climbs (I found the front used to wonder a bit abefore I set it to 115mm, so just more exagerated), but DHs are now just that bit more fun/enjoyable w/ the extra travel.
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    hey Lynx,

    The 2006 Reba's are only 80mm or 100mm. The Revelations (without U-turn) can be set at 115mm to 130mm. I had planned to do that before I found that out which is a real bummer. I guess I could just use my Vanilla and sell off the Reba...

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    Quote Originally Posted by majura
    hey Lynx,

    The 2006 Reba's are only 80mm or 100mm. The Revelations (without U-turn) can be set at 115mm to 130mm. I had planned to do that before I found that out which is a real bummer. I guess I could just use my Vanilla and sell off the Reba...
    Didn't realise it's a 2006 REBA you have. I think RS figured out that there were a lot of people going for the REBA @115mm instead of the PIKE for AgressiveXC/All Mountain type riding and that's why the cut the travel. The U -Turn would be very nice, especially on long / steep climbs - just crank it down all the way and ease up the need for body english to keep the front down..
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