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    2005 fox vanilla r 130 vs rs reba race

    hi guys ... which one would you choose... caught up in a dilemma here... thanks...

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    I would have to say the Fox hands down its a superb fork, although I have heard good things about the Reba but its a Rock Shock! and they may of got better but Fox is still the forks to beat.

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    Don't know much about the Reba but I love my Vanilla.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    which version of vanilla are u using... does it eat small bumps well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by justin_merida
    which version of vanilla are u using... does it eat small bumps well?
    I'm running a Vanilla R 100 and it eats small bumps like they don't even exist.
    'My other bike is a bike.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by justin_merida
    which version of vanilla are u using... does it eat small bumps well?
    Mind the AOL'ese it's you not "u". I haven't heard many reports on the Reba yet, but the Fox is always a strong contender.

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    Go with teh Fox. Why? It looks cooler.

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    I run the 125r and it does very well on small bumps.I put in the stiff spring because it was diving off on steep decents and bottoming out on hits over 3 to 4ft.It's not as small bump sensative but still does very well and it steers great.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    In my experience the Vanilla R 130 and the Reba are not necessarily comparable forks. The choice should be between the Vanilla R 130 and the new Pike. In this match-up, weight (The Vanilla is lighter) and adjustability (The Pike has more) are considerations. I've had the good fortune to try both and I would say it's a toss-up as far as ride quality and performance go, but the Vanilla's reliability is proven and the Pike is new. If the Pike holds up, then this time next year, riders will have two excellent, similarly priced 5+" travel XC forks to choose from.

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    thanks for the advice... has any one tried the new 2005 marz mx pro?? looks solid ...i m afraid that if i buy the reba the air seal will burst.. but i do mostly xc and very very slight free ride.... my weight is around 65 kilograms.... will there be a problem if i choose to go with the air fork?

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