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    Is the Reba as strong as any?

    Hello, I'm just wondering if the reba is in any way weaker than say a Revolution or a Recon?

    Is it's only difference the amount of travel and weight?



    I'm not intending on doing any DH on a reba or anything... I just want to know.


    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobsaget View Post
    Hello, I'm just wondering if the reba is in any way weaker than say a Revolution or a Recon?

    Is it's only difference the amount of travel and weight?



    I'm not intending on doing any DH on a reba or anything... I just want to know.


    Thank you.
    I don't know the answer to your question, but it will help if you define "weaker". As in, from the sudden increase of pressure from big hits (blows seals), lateral rigidity (snapping, if it gets really noodly), et cetera?
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    I'm mostly talking about the stress that a fork would undergo from small drops (<2ft), lifespan etc... basically i'm asking if i'm getting a revelation-like fork but less travel?

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobsaget View Post
    I'm mostly talking about the stress that a fork would undergo from small drops (<2ft), lifespan etc... basically i'm asking if i'm getting a revelation-like fork but less travel?

    thanks
    In that case, I know the answer
    The Reba is fine for 2ft drops, but don't trust it after that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobsaget View Post
    I'm mostly talking about the stress that a fork would undergo from small drops (<2ft), lifespan etc... basically i'm asking if i'm getting a revelation-like fork but less travel?

    thanks
    maybe you should just get a revelation and crank down the travel via U-turn. Then you would definitly get a fork that was revelation like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProFail View Post
    In that case, I know the answer
    The Reba is fine for 2ft drops, but don't trust it after that.
    I went off a dirt jump today faster than I wanted, ended up about 6 feet drop with a S&^**y SR Suntour fork... I didn't die, just bottomed out like mad.
    I bet the reba will take a little more than a 2 foot drop.

    When my camera is back from the repair shop I'll get a film of the area I did it, just for some proof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheeto View Post
    I went off a dirt jump today faster than I wanted, ended up about 6 feet drop with a S&^**y SR Suntour fork... I didn't die, just bottomed out like mad.
    I bet the reba will take a little more than a 2 foot drop.

    When my camera is back from the repair shop I'll get a film of the area I did it, just for some proof.
    A) You're lucky your seals didn't blow out, or that your fork didn't crack. Or frame, if it was 6 feet... I wouldn't take MY bike off of a 6 feet drop....

    B) Taking a picture of what you may or may not have done without you doing it, doesn't prove anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProFail View Post
    A) You're lucky your seals didn't blow out, or that your fork didn't crack. Or frame, if it was 6 feet... I wouldn't take MY bike off of a 6 feet drop....

    B) Taking a picture of what you may or may not have done without you doing it, doesn't prove anything.
    It was more than I wanted, I'll try for a vid.
    It probabley was more like 5 feet but Still a lot..
    I blew my rear tire out though =)
    I came down off the hill on my second and 8th ring, and hit the ramp and behind the ramp was all drop lol. I was up... then down, and then down more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheeto View Post
    It probabley was more like 5 feet but Still a lot..
    At that point I'm almost bottoming out, my neck is snapping no matter how hard I try to keep it up, I'm using all of my knee and elbow space to absorb the impact and still feel like my bike might just explode. Not to mention my seat is ramming up mah pooper.
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    Thats you.
    Have fun.
    Want a cookie?

    I know How to land.
    I'm not landing on a flat surface either, I belive I hit the down still.
    Next time I'm there I'll bring a Tape measure and get the numbers. It's hard to tell how High you are when one minute your on the dirt, and the next your flying. I was concentrating more on landing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheeto View Post
    I know How to land.
    Implying I don't?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProFail View Post
    Implying I don't?
    never said anything about that.
    You seem to like to assume that evveryone around here attacks you and you like to argue and make threads umpleasnt and rude.
    It's how you take it man.
    But I don't want to be tied up in this foolish crap,
    I'm out of this discussion.

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    The kid is a pre-teen on an internet forum. Just ignore him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nekura View Post
    The kid is a pre-teen on an internet forum. Just ignore him.
    Quips and inaccurate claims make for helpful posts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nekura View Post
    The kid is a pre-teen on an internet forum. Just ignore him.
    They both are actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenLi View Post
    They both are actually.
    Oh you.
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    Eh, I'm actually almost 16, thats not preteen.

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    just two dudes high jackin the thread. bound to happen eventually
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    Nah, I'm not High jacking.
    I'm done with that crap.
    Time for us to act our ages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheeto View Post
    Time for us to act our ages.
    Regression to some, progression to many.
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    Cheeto and Profail are a delightful duo.

    Continue chaps!

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