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    rs reba for dj?

    Has anybody tried dirtjumping on a reba? The 20mm maxle version I mean.
    My bike feels kinda front heavy with a 6lb marzocchi on the front of it, and a 4lb 90-120mm u turn reba sounds pretty nice, I know some of you jump on fox f series forks, so what do you guys think?

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    I've seen guys jump Rebas with QRs. I wouldn't necessarily recommend it, but it can be done. If you're heavy or a hack, I would go another route.

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    You can now buy a reba with a 20mm axle, and they added "power bulges" or whatever to the lowers, I would not be interested in it otherwise, I think pros use it for 4x and slalom, but that may be the revalation.

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    I'd be wary of dirt jumping on a fork named after a female country singer...


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    I am well aware the Reba is available with a Maxle. My suggestion still stands...

    "If you're heavy or a hack, I would go another route."

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    what do u mean by a hack?
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    Not smooth.

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    for you? no. just think about what happened with the skareb. get an argyle and be happy. or a marz DJ. you aren't going to find much in the way of DJ forks under 5-6lbs that are very durable and still have a 20mm axle.

    I'd look into an xfusion velvet, but no 20mm axle yet.

    I bet you could lose weight up front elsewhere. smaller brake rotor, lighter tire, lighter wheel.

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    the skareb lives on, it graces my commuter now, I only broke the internals of that fork.
    I'll sit back and wait for more reviews on maxle rebas, I predict that xc forks moving to 15 and 20mm TA will be a good thing for dirt jumpers.

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    You'll never catch me on a sub-5lb fork on my jump bike. Thats just stupid... Unless we're talking rigid, which we aren't.

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