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    Rockshox Reba RL; same model for both 27.5 and 29 wheels?

    Building a XC hardtail 29er and wanting to use a Rockshox Reba RL Fork.

    I am confused about if there are different models for 29 or 27.5 wheels or if the Reba can be used with either wheel size? Some sites list them as 29, some as 27.5 while others list them as 27.5/29.

    I found a deal on a new old stock 2015 Reba's but are listed as 27.5 (120mm 15mm TA 1-1/8"-1.5") ; The crown to axle measurement is 525, which is the same as on my 29er full suspension bike.

    Does anyone know if the 27.5 and 29 the same fork and can be used on either size wheel.

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    My boost-width 2015 Reba has a sticker that says 27.5+/29 on it. I have a 29x3.0 Vittoria Bomboloni on the wheel. So, the fork is unofficially a 29+ fork, too.

    I donít believe RS makes a 27.5 specific fork. Itís either 26, or 27.5/29.
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    Pretty sure ARandomBike is correct on this. I spent a ton of time trying to figure out a part for my Reba RL and looked through RS' entire manual, etc... and found the same to be true.
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    Checked with Rockshox; according to them different forks for 29er and 27.5; response below.

    "The 2015 Reba 29er will work with a tire width of 62mm maximum (2.44) and overall tire diameter of 755mm (29.72). The 27.5 fork fits a tire of 62mm maximum width (2.44) but in a 710mm maximum diameter (27.9).

    The 29er fork is made for a 29" wheel, and the 27.5" fork is made for a 27.5" wheel. You can't fit a 29" wheel into a 27.5" fork. The 29er fork will fit a 27.5" wheel, but know this will change the geometry and handling of the fork slightly. "

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    those sites are leaving off the +. As you found out it's 2 different forks, just some 29er forks are also wide enough to accommodate a 27.5+ tire just like a lot of 29er frames now a days.

    Why would you run a 27.5 on a 29er fork?
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    Do you have boost spacing? I think only the boost is officially 27.5+/29. I have a 2018 Reba non boost, bought for a bikepacking fork and haven't weighed because for its use that doesn't matter to me but so far so good nice and stiff for a 32mm stanchion fork. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend one.
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    I have a sweet RLT TI Reba that I would love to get rid of. Worked over by PUSH Industries too

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    Quote Originally Posted by TSleep View Post
    I have a sweet RLT TI Reba that I would love to get rid of. Worked over by PUSH Industries too
    I just PMed you about your fork.

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