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    2007 Reba Team on a Scale LTD for racing (xpost)

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    Hi guys,

    I am planning to set up a Reba Team on a Scott Scale LTD as my race bike and I was wondering if there are problems with this set up as versus using an SID or an F80rlc?

    Did ask an elite racer who is sponsored by Scott and he said that a SID or an F80RLC will be better for the Scale. Just want to know why.

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    The SID would be 1/2 lb lighter, but the Reba is stiffer and requires less maintanence. RS recommends SIDs be rebuilt every 24 hrs of ride time. The Reba is a better fork, unless your trying to shave every gram you can, but then you should go rigid carbon and save 1 1/2 lbs.

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    Well you won't get the lovely flex that the SID has and you won't pay as much for the REBA as you would for the FOX, so I guess that's what's different.

    Quote Originally Posted by tainted
    .....................I am planning to set up a Reba Team on a Scott Scale LTD as my race bike and I was wondering if there are problems with this set up as versus using an SID or an F80rlc?

    Did ask an elite racer who is sponsored by Scott and he said that a SID or an F80RLC will be better for the Scale. Just want to know why.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tystick
    RS recommends SIDs be rebuilt every 24 hrs of ride time.

    Wow. That's a deal killer already.

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    Reba

    I had that fork on my Scale last year. I eventually got sick of 80mm and just pulled a shim and "poof" 100mm of travel. I liked the bike better that way. I have 1 Reba, 1 Revelation, and one fox. I don't really feel a difference in plushness, but I can set up the Reba/Revelation the way I like it with the two air chambers. Since I stand up alot, The poplock is invaluable for sprinting up that short climb also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tainted
    Did ask an elite racer who is sponsored by Scott and he said that a SID or an F80RLC will be better for the Scale. Just want to know why.
    Maybe because they are shorter forks and that rider likes his scale with the steeper head angle?
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    The 2007 scales (same frame as the previous models) come stock with 100mm forks, and the Scale LTD comes with the Reba WC. So that would be a fine combo.
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