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    Is REBAworth the extra weight vs WB?

    Anyone who has ridden both shocks?

    REBA is more tunable, but heavier and newer/less reliable. WB is more rigid, less sophisticated, lighter.

    Is it an upgrade going from the WB .8 to the REBA race?

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    How much does the Reba weigh?

    The WB 1.0/0.8 coil that I have sitting in the shop right now is right at 4.1 pounds. The air version is supposed to be .3 lb lighter. I haven't seen a "real world" weight for the Reba yet.

    WB answers the phone on like ring 2. They fix things fast if anything goes wrong. They're cool guys. I'll take that over something made in Asia by a company that can't be bothered with talking to me any day.

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    Reba weighed 3.85 pounds uncut on my scale. 4.01 pounds w/ lockout.

    The Reba is VERY nice so far, and having the lockout within thumbs distance is sweet. I've only got maybe 75 miles on it or so, but it is sooo nice...
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    Why EEE SSSS
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    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.
    I ride so slow, your Garmin will shut off.

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    Reba=crap

    I don't even know what WB is, but the Reba is a straight up POS. they try to suck you into buying it for it's tunability, but all that doesn't matter when it breaks after a week of even easy to moderate riding. just check out the reviews of it and you'll see what I'm talking about.

    (Granted, the tunability is actually legit- lockout= )

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgt_hedgehog
    I don't even know what WB is, but the Reba is a straight up POS. they try to suck you into buying it for it's tunability, but all that doesn't matter when it breaks after a week of even easy to moderate riding. just check out the reviews of it and you'll see what I'm talking about.

    (Granted, the tunability is actually legit- lockout= )
    Actually the forks hold up just fine. There's a minor issue of an internal O ring that seems to have been slightly damaged in some of them. All it takes is a new $0.25 rubber O ring you find at ANY hardware store and it should work as advertised.

    Motion COntrol ROCKS! I love the REBA/PIKE damping system. I would say it's the most versatile damping system you can get for a fork.

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    Hey Walt...

    Quote Originally Posted by Walt
    The WB 1.0/0.8 coil that I have sitting in the shop right now is right at 4.1 pounds. The air version is supposed to be .3 lb lighter. I haven't seen a "real world" weight for the Reba yet.
    Is that my fork?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_eleven
    Anyone who has ridden both shocks?

    REBA is more tunable, but heavier and newer/less reliable. WB is more rigid, less sophisticated, lighter.

    Is it an upgrade going from the WB .8 to the REBA race?
    The weight difference is not an issue. I don't see that going from a WB to a Reba is an upgraded unless you're a gadget man. I have a WB 1.0 on my FS and a Reba on my HT and love both forks. After several hundred miles on each I have only positive comments for either one of these forks at this time.

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