Rockshox Reba XX fork review

High-end cross-country suspension

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £620.00 RRP | USD $1,022.98

Our review

A great fork and SRAM XX spec is the only way to get XLoc on your bike
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For 2010 RockShox have introduced XX versions of the Revelation, Reba and SID forks with cutting-edge lockout performance. Our first test model is the new 1,645g XX Reba.

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RockShox offer the Reba with 9mm open-axle or 20mm through-axle Maxle Lite lowers, and in 80mm, 100mm or 120mm travel options. We tested a 9mm, 120mm-travel model.

At first glance there’s no clear difference from a standard Reba, other than the full hydraulic XLoc remote lockout. This offers instant lockout – faster than the old cable version and also around 30g lighter – but, more importantly for last-lap racers, the ergonomics are improved so it takes much less effort to activate.

The unit can also be merged into a SRAM cockpit using its matchmaker system, combining the shifter into the same bar bracket.

RockShox Motion Control damping is well known and loved – tuning is easy, with external access to rebound. This iteration of the 32mm-stanchion Reba showed boundless enthusiasm for smoothing scary rock gardens and gobbling drop-offs, as well as showing great manners on rippling trail bumps.

While this open-axle format isn’t the stiffest version of the Reba chassis, it is plenty stiff, and even without the Maxle Lite through-axle we rarely felt the fork lacked steering precision.

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If you really use your lockout and need a new high-end cross-country fork the Reba XX is a no-brainer, although we think most riders will be equally well served with a standard Reba.

Xloc hydraulic remote actuated lockout and compression adjustment: xloc hydraulic remote actuated lockout and compression adjustment
Paul Smith

Product Specifications

Product

Name Reba XX (10)
Brand RockShox

Description Dual flow rebound control, 80,100 or 120mm options, 9mm or Maxle lite
Features XX Motion Control Damping
Weight (g) 1645
Available Colours White
Stanchion Diameter 32
Travel 100
Damping Adjustment Floodgate Low Speed Compression