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RockShox Reba Team - Preload, Rebound and Lockout

drabfursdrabfurs Posts: 188
edited November 2009 in MTB beginners
I have the above fork (the right way round now) on a new bike I got a few months ago. Ive only used it so far for commuting 8 mile round trip. Am planning to get out on a trail in the next few weeks.

The fork has 80mm of travel currently but can be changed to 100mm as far as I have read.

Do you think its worth doing this before I go out on a trail or just go ride it and see how I get on. Not looking to do anythting too big to begin with.

Secondly how difficult is it to change or should I get it done by my LBS?

Thanks

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    what version of the reba is it?

    coil or air?


    if the bike came with it at 80mm i would leave it.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • drabfursdrabfurs Posts: 188
    Air
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    remove air then cap and the remove the spacer.

    have a look on srams pages for the how to in the service info.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • drabfursdrabfurs Posts: 188
    Is it that simple?

    Can only find these service instructions, are they the right one

    http://www.sram.com/en/service/rockshox/view.php?catID=1&subcatID=8

    If so doesnt look that easy!! Not for a nob like me anyway!
  • drabfursdrabfurs Posts: 188
    Reading up on other threads on teh forum I notice that changing to 100mm of travel may not be possible if OEM. Now my bike came with these forks so are they OEM?

    I can measure how much travel I currently have, but whats the most accurate way of doing this?
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    they might or might not be changeable.

    measuring them will only tell you what you have now.

    the only way to know is to open them up
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • drabfursdrabfurs Posts: 188
    Ok cool thanks...next thread " Who can help me put my forks back together "lol
  • I did the 85-100mm travel change on my Reba forks.
    It did make the bike more confident on descents,but in normal riding it wasn`t so noticeable.

    I did mine myslef,but waited until they were due a service.
    I`d just ride them for now and see how you get on.
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