Wednesday, June 16, 2010 1.00pm
By Guy Kesteven, What Mountain Bike
It’s looking slightly heavy compared with some of the competition but the Reba Team tackles the trail full-on in a stiff and totally tuneable package, making it our top 120mm-travel choice.
It’s not as light as the new Fox 32 F120, but riding them back-to-back showed that the 20mm screw-through axle structure of the Reba tracks more accurately and distorts less when you’re really pushing hard.
The dual positive and negative air springs let you make the stroke as supple or stubborn as you want. The suggested pressures printed on the leg are about bang-on for starters, which is a big help.
The Team gets the excellent BlackBox damping circuit which adds adjustable low-speed compression damping and adjustable lockout threshold to the menu.
It’s the more controlled and consistent rebound that really shines on longer, more lairy descents though, keeping the front tyre connected and your ﬁngers off the brakes far longer than the cheaper Race version.
If you’re into bar work, the remote control PushLoc and PopLoc switches are excellent, and reliability is rock solid, making it a problem free, hard riding trail fork.
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