Poll: Which fork?

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  1. #1
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    Float RL vs Reba RLT (Dual Air or UTurn Air) vs Recon Race/Gold RL

    I'm looking to finally ditch the Dart 3 that came stock on my 2010 Rockhopper. It's a noodle at 28mm, not very plush with the pre-installed firm spring, and rather limited with it's turnkey damper.

    I'm currently trying to decide between a few forks. The Fox Float RL, the RockShox Recon Race/Gold RL, and the RockShox Reba RLT (Dual Air/ UTurn Air)

    As far as I know the two Recons are exactly the same except the Race is 20mm TA and the Gold RL is 9mm QR. For the Reba I found a RLT UTurn Air OEM for about the same price as a new Dual Air. Seems like its a difference of travel adjustability (90-120mm) vs plushness (Dual Air)

    The Fox is the priciest option, but I always hear good things about Fox forks and they are usually considered the ultimate suspension company. I can get it in either QR or 15mm TA. Downside to 15mm TA is the lack of wheelsets and the cost of the few on the market.

    I'm about 160lbs and ride both smooth and technical singletrack.

    Anyway, anyone have a recommendation on a fork upgrade?

  2. #2
    A Baker St. Muse
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    This seems a lot like a "read the archives" type of thing, but I'm quite happy with my Reba Dual-Air experience (29er RLT Ti (Maxle) now, 29er Race previously), and would certainly recommend them.

  3. #3
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    I have a 2009 reba race, it's really nice and I personally dont think that the fox forks are worth the extra cash. I have not hit anything yet that the reba can't deal with, although I'm not a fantastic experienced rider but I can tell you this, I had a tora, which is better than the dart3 and the difference on moving over to the reba was immense

  4. #4
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    Bump because of a poll I added.

  5. #5
    The Bubble Wrap Hysteria
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    I have a 2011 Reba RLT Ti 120mm and a Pushed Float set at 120mm........hands down the Reba right out of the box is a better fork for many reasons, stiffness, uses full travel, and maxle 20mm.

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