Rockshox Reba Race review£340.00

Good general fork for fettlers

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This basic Reba Race is only slightly more expensive than the Recon Race, but it’s possibly worth it if you’re a real fork feel fettler.

In standard trim, the Reba and Recon are pretty much indistinguishable. What Reba adds over Recon, though, is the ability to alter the blow-off pressure needed to overcome the manual lockout operation via the gold ‘Floodgate’ dial. 

You can also change the force needed to start the initial stroke of the fork (and its ride height) by changing the negative spring pressure.

GenYou’ll have to move higher up the Reba line to start seeing forks that are significantly lighter than the Race, though, and you’ll have to pay for the remote lockout option that’s standard on the Recon.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
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