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    Budget Fork Options

    I am cross posting this from my random blabbering thread.

    So the suntour Xcr on my Ď19 Pitch is getting a bit sketchy. Iím no spring chicken, nor a feather, so 28mm stantions are on the chopping block.

    I have a freshly rebuilt and tuned/modded 2009 Reba Team, dual air, blackbox iirc, that will bolt into the Pitch frame, but itís a 26Ē. It appears RS started making a 27.5 after the 2012 evolution, leaving me with a seemingly limited choice of 26 or 29er legs. Anyone know of a 27.5 lower leg compatible with the 09-11 Reba? If so, youíll be my hero

    Running the Reba with 29er legs at 80mm will net me a ATC of 485, 100mm at 508. Stock 27.5 suntour 100mm fork is 495 ATC, but small frame has 80mm so Iím at around 475 ATC (M-XL pitches have 100mm forks stock). Specializedís site shows a 68.5 degree headtube for all sizes.

    To get this out of the way... Why do this? Because a $200 set of lowers makes a way better 80/100mm fork than a $200 100mm fork out of the box.

    Ran the numbers for a 29er Reba for 80 and 100mm.

    My old school brain says wayyyy too slack, but this new geometry is making me a believer, so I donít know.

    80mm stocker -> Reba 29er at 80mm



    80mm stocker -> Reba 29er at 100mm



    Most riding on this bike is chasing the 2 and 4yo grommets around on their run bike and spawn, respectively. I am sure Iíll be hitting light mostly flat midwestern single track, tougher trails are reserved for the full suspension.

    So, anyone see issues with running a 09 Reba team 29er at 80/100mm on a 27.5... or would this be sacrilege?

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    I would check out suntours for upgrade program. Essentially if you already own a suntour fork they give you a discount if you upgrade. Drop into your lbs and talk to them about it. Suntour makes some nice higher end forks.

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    I wouldn't spend $200 on lowers for that fork. Combine that $200 with any money you get from selling the Reba and you can be a good used 27.5" fork

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    Reba wonít be sold, itíll just hang on the wall till I get the urge to build something for the kids. But honestly, what makes it not worth keeping?

    The SR upgrade plan is intriguing though.

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    Also check out the clearance fork deals on CRC...

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    Quote Originally Posted by heist30 View Post
    also check out the clearance fork deals on crc...
    crc?


    Chain reaction cycles, google is strong.

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    Yup... that boost 120mm Manitou Markhor for $120 is a steal, Iím sure there is only one. With what you save youíll buy a cheap boost front wheel, then you have the option to put on a 2.8 plus front tire whenever.

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    Ended up finding a very nice 29er Reba lower on eBay for $90 shipped. Swapped it all over tonight. Way cheaper and less hassle then trying to sell and buy a $299 fork on the trade in with SR.

    Taking it for a ride tomorrow, weíll see how it goes.

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    Score!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heist30 View Post
    Score!
    I was very into the idea of just getting a new fork on the trade in, but the minister of finance vetoed the idea right quick. She was reluctant but eventually logic took over and $90 was better than even a $180 rigid.

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