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    Reba World Cup?

    Currently on a SID WC...
    I blew up the internals last year and as part of the warranty repairs I had to cough up some scratch to pay for a new steerer/crown/stanchion assembly (the cable had worn into the crown). SRAM wasn't going to fix the internals and give me back a fork they deemed "unsafe".

    On a fire road this winter a rock snuck up on me, hiding in the leaves.... my most violent endo-crash ever, it snapped the dropout off the fork. So now I have it back, and I have new seals, new lowers, etc. Essentially, it is a new old fork. And it rides better than new too...


    The issue is the SID is not a confidence inspiring fork when heading downhill and its flex can be a bit much in the twisties. I saw the Reba got an upgrade this year and wanted to know if any of y'all were riding it, and had some early-season impressions and feedback? My SID is 80mm, and I don't want to destroy the bike's handling w/ a 100mm fork, but that might be just what the Dr. ordered for long races.
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    bubbrubb,

    I'm currently looking at getting a SID or Reba team edition--not the World Cup, but you should have enough knowledge to answer my question. How much do you weigh? I'm fairly lightweight at 135# and I'm thinking that the SID should be fine for me; however, the last thing I would want is to get a fork that's too flexy (I'm on a RS Psylo right now). Sweet, thanks for your help!
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    Internally convertable...

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbrubb
    My SID is 80mm, and I don't want to destroy the bike's handling w/ a 100mm fork, but that might be just what the Dr. ordered for long races.
    AFAIK Rebas are convertable to 80mm travel. Possibly the World Cup is different but the 2005 Reba Team that I have in convertable by a tear down and travel spacer insertion.

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    I'm about 155, less later in the season. @ 135 lbs you should have no problem w/ the fork.

    The fork is indeed flexy compared to other options ont he market, but that is to be expected when going so lightweight.I do not have extensive experience on the non-carbon versions so I can't tell you if the WC is more/less flexy due to the carbon. If I had to take a guess, I'd say stiffer...

    NATER: thanks, i was pretty sure they offered the spacer option but had to ask.
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