RockShox Reba MTB Fork Review

4.72 out of 5
By Jeff Barber    on Sep 26, 2016

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Rock Shox Reba Race
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June 5, 2017
Model/Year: 2016

Pros: - I cannot find any.

Cons: - stiff - does not pick bumps. - not sliding without resistance. - no way to set it correctly

Recommendation: Manitou or Fox is far better. Works like shox in bike from supermarket.

May 30, 2016
Pros: Adjustments adjustments and more adjustments love it!!!!

Cons: None

Recommendation: Pretty well rounded for my taste.

March 18, 2016
Model/Year: 2011 Dual Air Motion Control

Pros: Good adjustability.

Cons: None really

Recommendation: Solid option in 32mm stanchion forks. I have mine set at 130mm travel and it rides predictably

September 15, 2015
Pros: Easy to setup, fairly light. Soaks up the trails.

Cons: None

Recommendation: I have the rlt 29 on my Orbea alma and my wife has the rl 29 on her trek cali carbon. Both work great with no issues.

February 18, 2015
Model/Year: Reba RTL in a 26r 2013

Pros: This shock is silky smooth. Love the adjustment and fine tuning that can be done. You can really see the minute adjustments made based on weight and riding style in how the fork performs.

Cons: None

Recommendation: I rode a Psylo Race prior to this fork and the Reba's RTL responsiveness to the terrain and the lighter weight of the fork are an upgrade.

January 8, 2015
Model/Year: 2014

Pros: Great Shock! Makes Smooth ride

Cons: None

December 17, 2014
Model/Year: 2009

Pros: Light
Dual air

Cons: None

Recommendation: Very easy to service and tune. I have the 100mm version. Dual air for fine tuning highly recommend

July 19, 2014
Model/Year: 2011

Recommendation: Its a great fork. Adjustable enough. Their pressure settings work well. I go to the softer side of the adjustment range for the rocky rooty terrane around VA and the front end really hooks up well. I have almost 10 K miles on mine and no problems yet and still works great.

May 27, 2014
Model/Year: 2011, 29er

Pros: Light, reliable, easy to set-up and maintain

Cons: Flexy

Recommendation: It came stock on my bike and I like it. It's easy to maintain, easy to set-up and a pleasure to ride. If to compare with more expensive forks, there's a little flex, which is alright for me

January 29, 2014
Model/Year: 2013

Pros: Stiff, responds well to terrain. Fewer bells and whistles.

Cons: Not as adjustable as previous models

Recommendation: The 2013 model has fewer adjustments as the discontinued the Motion Control for the Reba model. This has been a benefit to me because it was my first air fork and made it much easier to set up.