How to tell which year your Shock is?- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 16 of 16
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    253

    How to tell which year your Shock is?

    I purchased my goblin back in May of this year and it has the Reba RL on it. I'm looking at the Reba solo air parts lists from the SRAM website list and some of the parts have a note that says they are not compatible with pre2014 models.

    Is there any way to know what year my shock is?

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Posts
    285
    Quote Originally Posted by TMO8853 View Post
    I purchased my goblin back in May of this year and it has the Reba RL on it. I'm looking at the Reba solo air parts lists from the SRAM website list and some of the parts have a note that says they are not compatible with pre2014 models.

    Is there any way to know what year my shock is?
    With so much cross over with model years usually fork companies can tell you model year by serial number. Most of the suspension forks dont change every year, like bikes, and only change colors and stickers. If you are concerned give ol' SRAM a call and have your serial number handy. They can give you a production year and let you know what upgrades/service you can do to your fork.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    253
    That's a good point. I've never looked for a serial number on the Reba. I will take a look.

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    253
    Name:  LG3K0138v2.jpg
Views: 21341
Size:  23.1 KB

    On the back of the crown is a serial number. The number after the first letter is supposedly the year of the fork. So, for the fork above would be a 2012 fork. If there was a 3 after the letter it would be a 2013 fork and so on. I am going to email SRAM to verify before ordering parts, but if my serial number has a 3 or 4 after the letter I'll feel good about the info.

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    24
    That is a 2012-2013 model.

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Posts
    285
    Quote Originally Posted by Black Pearl View Post
    That is a 2012-2013 model.
    I think that is a stock photo from the internet...

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    253
    Quote Originally Posted by RSDSav View Post
    I think that is a stock photo from the internet...
    Yes, I checked mine and it has a 3 after the letter. I'm gonna email sram and see if it is in fact 2013

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation: s0ul_chicken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    1,767
    Quote Originally Posted by TMO8853 View Post
    Yes, I checked mine and it has a 3 after the letter. I'm gonna email sram and see if it is in fact 2013
    Here is a link to the 2013 fork manual - 2013 Reba

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    253
    Quote Originally Posted by s0ul_chicken View Post
    Here is a link to the 2013 fork manual - 2013 Reba
    Yea I found that manual a few weeks ago and have it printed out. Thanks man.

    My serial number 23T30819635. I'm having trouble finding an email contact for Rockshox / SRAM to ask them about this shock. Specifically, I need to know what year the shock is and if its A2, A3, etc...

    Does anybody know the email or number for them?

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Posts
    285
    Quote Originally Posted by TMO8853 View Post
    Yea I found that manual a few weeks ago and have it printed out. Thanks man.

    My serial number 23T30819635. I'm having trouble finding an email contact for Rockshox / SRAM to ask them about this shock. Specifically, I need to know what year the shock is and if its A2, A3, etc...

    Does anybody know the email or number for them?
    Have you tried their phone number? Phone: +1-312-664-8800

    I picked that up from their website.

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    253
    Quote Originally Posted by RSDSav View Post
    Have you tried their phone number? Phone: +1-312-664-8800

    I picked that up from their website.
    Thanks

  12. #12
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    253
    I called that number and they gave me another number in case anybody ever needs it. 1-800-346-2928. I was pretty impressed that somebody actually picked up after only waiting a few seconds and they were definitely local. Anyways, I gave them my serial number and they told me that the 3 after the T means my shock was manufactured in 2013, but is considered to be a 2014 model when trying to find parts for the shock.

  13. #13
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Posts
    285
    Thank you for the new number! It is very common for it to be manufactured in 2013 for the 2014 model year. Bike companies that follow model years actually start to make next model year bikes back in May/June. (ie May/June 2014 for model year 2015) Thankfully Airborne doesn't follow that silly trend.

  14. #14
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Rey Recinto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    231
    Can you guys please tell me the year this Pike was produced to know if this is with the faulty charger damper batch? SN-02T42383733

  15. #15
    Giant Reign Advanced 1
    Reputation: ka81ua's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Posts
    662
    Is there some real email of sram fot tech consumers help?
    OK

  16. #16
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2020
    Posts
    1

    Rockshox fork manufacture date

    How to tell which year your Shock is?-cac82330-22f5-47fe-be85-f2895cf71837.jpg
    Or you could just look at the date stamped on the inside of the QR lever on the axle

Similar Threads

  1. New 10 year old shock O.K.?
    By Jason8 in forum Shocks and Suspension
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 2 Weeks Ago, 05:38 AM
  2. What year is this shock and some questions
    By VERT1 in forum Shocks and Suspension
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-30-2014, 01:34 PM
  3. Heed to find model year of rear dcrv shock.
    By mmountainbiker in forum Trek
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-06-2012, 03:30 AM
  4. Fox Vanilla X rear shock..need ID/year
    By chimpanzee00 in forum Shocks and Suspension
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-30-2012, 06:51 PM
  5. Vivid 5.1, What tune and what year is my shock?
    By Sk8er07999 in forum Shocks and Suspension
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-01-2011, 08:20 AM

Members who have read this thread: 94

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2020 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.