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Preferring my hardtail Clockwork

wide philwide phil Posts: 51
edited May 2015 in MTB general
I am always going back to my hardtail lately... an Orange Clockwork s29er. I prefer it for natural days riding, and also seem to enjoy it on the likes of trail centre stuff like W2. Its front forks are Rockshox recon silvers if Im correct and thinking of upgrading. Whats best, Ive just riden a demo loop on the Crush and thought the forks on that.. Revelation were great, but this was on a 650b, not sure if they will be available in 29er, others say a Reba would be better as they are loads lighter. Any help to decide

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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,748
    Reba is not 'loads lighter' its pretty much the same bits but shorter travel (so a bit lighter) which is what your CW needs.
  • russyhrussyh Posts: 1,375
    Is t a reba 500g lighter than a recon silver? That's pretty significant weight saving In bike terms is it not?
    I have a recon on my inbred, quite like it but it's bloody heavy for a short travel fork. I am just awaiting delivery of some reba's to help lighten the front end a little.
  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 15,247
    Isn't he saying the Reba is significantly lighter than the Revelation? That's how I read it.
    If that's what he was saying then it's not right.
  • wide philwide phil Posts: 51
    Isn't he saying the Reba is significantly lighter than the Revelation? That's how I read it.
    If that's what he was saying then it's not right.

    I wasn't think they were 4kg lighter :lol: but "loads " was a figure of speech and a 500g lighten on forks should be a significant save,along with other stuff maybe to make the CW a better weight
  • russyhrussyh Posts: 1,375
    I would also recommend looking at the tyres and the wheels. Orange have a habit (one of many) of sticking bloody awful tyres on bikes, wire bead, heavy censored with cheap awful compounds. you would probably shave a few hundred 'g' in tyres alone and that would make a noticeable difference to the feel, handling and ride quality,
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