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    Reba rl solo air 29er stiff

    How do I know if my reba needs to go back for warranty work? I purchased the bike last month as a new leftover for 2013 and have never been satisfied with the fork. With 110psi it is very stiff and takes a lot of pressure to push down.

    It could be in my head but sometimes it feels great and other times it feels like the lockout is on (when it isn't).

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    Reba rl solo air 29er stiff

    You may need to run air pressure quite a bit lighter than the chart on the lower states to get the feel you want. Try dropping the PSI by 5 and see if you notice a difference. Also, try inverting the bike the night before you ride and during the ride look for any evidence of wetting around the lower seals. If the stanchions look dry after your ride the fork may need to have an oil service which are pretty simple to do at home or at your local shop. It likely won't be covered by warranty tho.

    I have the same fork and mine is pretty plush feeling but I don't remember what pressure I'm running it at.
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    Reba rl solo air 29er stiff

    5psi lower than what I'm running now ended up bottoming out. 110psi seems to be as low as I can possibly go.

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    If you mean it's really stiff at 110psi, but bottoms badly at 105psi, I have to wonder if you shock pump gauge is very inconsistent.

    If you let out all the air, does the fork cycle smoothly?

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    Reba rl solo air 29er stiff

    After a few more rides I think its fine. It seems very stiff at the top of the travel but while riding it seems fine.

    I have a feeling my 120mm fox fork was set very low but I wasn't bottoming out because of the extra travel.

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    Can you compress the fork smoothly while stationary?

    Sent from my mountain bike while crashing
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    Reba rl solo air 29er stiff

    Takes a lot of force to get it moving.

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