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    08 RS Recon 351 convert to Maxle?

    I have a 08 130mm Recon 351 Solo Air with a QR lower. I want to swap to a 15mm or 20mm Maxle lower. What lowers can I use? Does it matter if the lower is for a fork with less or more travel & does dual/solo air matter?

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    Anyone?

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    I don't think it's possible before model year 2010. The spare parts catalog on the SRAM/RS site has few notes on the Tora (which I also have) that says 2010 is not compatible with 2009 and prior and the QR Recon uses the same lowers. If I recall there was thread a few years ago (can't find it now) that RS change the distance between the stanchions on the 20mm CSU's by 5mm. I wanted to upgrade my Tora forks and it would not work. So I bought a 2010 Recon 140mm Soloair.

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    Thanks for the reply. Now it makes sense why the CSU's are listed as "maxle only". Looks like it just need to buy a new Pike....I wish

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    Get yourself a pair of Pike lowers and you got a RePike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt-MonoLinkrijder View Post
    Get yourself a pair of Pike lowers and you got a RePike!
    From what was said above, the Maxle lowers are 5mm wider than QR lowers. Do you know for sure that Pike lowers fit?

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