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Q: how to adjust rebound of ROCKSHOX RECON GOLD 29" SOLO AIR 100mm 15QR TAPERED REMOTE

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  • SlowMitch
    ***

    If your on a budget, looking to upgrade your low end coil fork, or just need a replacement for a defective fork, Recons are a good choice. If you've got more than $300-400 to spend though, there are better choices out there.

    Pros
    Cheap, 32mm stanchions (most forks at this price point ar 30mm), air sprung, reasonably durable, and a 2 year warranty.

    Cons
    Cheap - After a year of use, my rebound adjuster had to be replaced (but it was covered under warranty). Also the air spring makes more noise under compression than other rockshox forks do like the Reba or Revelation.

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  • Nick Hepler
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    So far I am pleased with this fork. When I first rode out of my garage it felt great. When I hit the first root section, I knew it was radically better than coil. It is adjustable which allows you to set the fork for your need. The fork can make a subtle howl/honk noise when it compresses, this is really a minor complaint though and the benefits out weigh the drawbacks here. This is a great fork to get as an upgrade for a low-end hardtail.

    Pros
    Lightweight
    Compression and Rebound Adjustment with lockout

    Cons
    Makes subtle noises

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  • rienhoff.stuart1
    *****

    They are definetly not the top of the line but they are definitely not the bottom of the barrel either. Great forks.

    Pros
    Responsive
    Lockout option is awesome
    Great for all-mountain riding

    Cons
    Nada

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  • rade8u2
    *****

    For entry level cross country great shock. Absorbs small drops and keeps rolling. I'd buy again.

    Pros
    Inexpensive, lighter than coil, adjustability, ride quality.

    Cons
    Though lighter than coils still little on heavy side. Noise as air travels in shock not unbearable but you hear it.

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  • ****

    Awesome fork for the money. I got the 2012 model for a bargain at pricepoint on close out.

    Pros
    Value, features, price

    Cons
    Not as advanced as other forks, but not built for that

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  • wholypantalones
    *****

    Upgraded the stock fork on my HardRock. What a difference! It's like a whole new bike.

    Pros
    Air and rebound Adjustable. Comes with it's own pump, easy to install yourself.

    Cons
    nada

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  • OIIIJEEPIIIO
    *****

    Amazing forkProsGreat fork for hardtail bike, much better ride than a non air fork, love the adjustability of the rebound and the full lockout works very well. I also love the spacers to either raise or lower the ride height.ConsNot as many bells an whistles as other forks but I also don't want any of those

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  • WGK
    *****

    This is overall a great fork. Very responsive and totally bomb proof. Its very easy to adjust for your needs.

    Pros
    Great construction, Good adjustability, ease of lock out. Low maintaince.

    Cons
    No plugs for the rim brake mounts.

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  • hknutson
    ****

    I would recommend this to someone who is looking for an inexpensive yet sophisticated fork for a XC bike.

    Pros
    Lockout works decently. Inexpensive and good quality craftsmanship.

    Cons
    Heavy but you get what you pay for. The air pressure does not seem to affect the stiffness of the travel much.

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  • Syd Patricio
    ****

    For the money this is a decent fork and fairly flexable platform. ProsDecent construction and the lockout option works well. Fairly light for the cost.Consnone.

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  • Syd Patricio
    ****

    A great fork for those who don't want to shell out the high dollars for a fork.

    Pros
    Great fork for the money. You get a decent fork that has real lock out features as well as real adjustments. Cheaper forks may say they have these features but they don't work..This fork does work well.

    Cons
    for the money none

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