RockShox Reba Team Dual Air Maxle fork review£625.00

Best 120mm fork

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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.

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.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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