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    Anyone fit a Rockshox Reba to a Hardrock?

    I'm wondering if I need to enlarge the crown race. The race gets very tight at about the 5mm above the crown seat. I don't want to force it, if the race needs to be milled larger first.

    Anyone successfully fit the Reba with the stock crown race?

    Thanks!

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    It's an interference fit and the steer tube has a slight taper near the crown. You will need to apply some force to get the race seated against the crown.

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    Thanks dgw2jr. I figured that and I've read that the size difference between the crown race ID and the crown seat should be less than .2mm for a proper press fit.

    Unfortunately, I don't have caliper so I don't know the sizes of either. So, I was wondering if Reba's crown seat has to be milled or filed down first.

    Thanks for the vid. My race stops on the tube a bit higher than whats shown in the video

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    Anyone fit a Rockshox Reba to a Hardrock?

    Is this Reba 1 1/8 straight or 1.5 taper steer tube?

    Might wanna post some pics if you can. When in doubt, don't cut, mill, or file anything.
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    Its a 1 1/8 straight. Same steerer diameter as the stock fork. But I can visually tell that the base of the steerer tube on the reba is larger than the stock fork. I can bring the crown race down to about 5-6mm above the crown seat. I'm concerned about forcing it down with the crown race setter and a hammer and realizing the fork needs to be milled down a little. At that point, I figure it might be a pain to remove. I don't have any experience with Rockshox so, I don't know if this is typical.

    Thanks...

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    Issue resolved. Went to the LBS this morning...measured both the race and the steerer tube and the diameters were within spec for a press fit. Took some good hammering but the LBS got it to go down.

    So, a Rockshox Reba dual air will fit a 2012 hardrock without modification of the race or steerer tube.

    Thanks for the help.

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    Looks like you got it resolved, but yeah, as long as its a 1 1/8" steerer, you can get it to fit.

    I've had a Reba on my 2010 Hardrock for 3 years

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    Cool. Really looking forward to getting it on the trail. How are the air settings on the Reba? Is the scale that's printed on the fork leg accurate or did you go lower?

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    I think I went one weight size lower, but mostly that's personal preference.

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