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    Does anyone ride a single speed with a 100 mm travel all the time

    So i took my reba in for an overhaul and turns out they have to warranty a piece because the fork no longer locks out, it will only ride at 100 mm.
    I am doing the kokepelli trail (Fruita to Moab) on thursday 3 day ride, 150 miles.
    I usually ride the bike locked out and leary about climbing with a 100 mm's of travel.
    I weighh 190 so i was thinking i could put more air in the fork and slow down the rebound and see how it rides.
    Any suggestions????

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    I have a Marzocchi Atom 100 and I am crazy about it; but it does have a lockout, via ECC (Extension Control Cartridge). The ECC closes the rebound control so the fork not only locks out, but locks in a compressed state. I don't know much about Reba's, but your idea of adding a more air and adjusting the rebound should pretty much lock lock it up. The other fix would be to buy a 100 mm adjusted rigid fork and never worry about the fork again.

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    I have a rigid fork but everyone is *****ing at me for even thinking about riding 150 miles in moab on a fully rigid bike. They have never ridden a titanium 29er with a carbon fork and a 2.55 front tire. Blah Blah Blah. Part of me would rather just ride the 100 mm so i don't have to hear about it for 3 days
    Porcupine rim would be a lot more fun on a suspension fork but...

    Thanks for the confirmation on adding pressure in the fork!

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    I ride a 100mm duke with no lockout. It climbs fine, no problems even in loose and rocky conditions here in the desert.

    But I just threw a rigid fork on there and wow does it climb.

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    Sucks when you have ridden both and know the difference between the two huh?

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    Yeah, but that works both ways. The rigid was just rough on the rocky downhills and requires a different kind of riding.

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    Just took the spacer out of my reba Should have done it a long time ago. !! Riding rigid in CO. is lame IMO. ( flame on )

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    i'm on a 65mm fox (more spacers added to f80) right now but on my reba i was at 115mm. I miss it! I'm going to take out the spacers in the fox to get it back up to 100mm the first chance i get.

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    No lockout needed here! Best darn SS fork there is, just like rigid when you don't need it and real suspension when you do. It's 100 mm travel by the way.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cbrock450
    I usually ride the bike locked out and leary about climbing with a 100 mm's of travel.
    I broke the pushlok on my 100mm reba some time ago and just never got around to replacing it. I was curious to see if I would miss it or not, and after a very short while I just forgot all about it. I wouldn't worry if I were you.

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    It shouldnt be that bad with a carbon rigid fork and that giant tire. When you ride the whole 150 miles you wont even have to brag, your friends will do it for you.

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