16 February 2008 - 19:08Exciting New Fork Update!
The Rock Shox Reba is by far the most ubiquitous 29er fork on the market. They are everywhere, and while it’s a great fork, not much has changed about it since it’s release in 02.
Well, all that has changed now.
While this fork is a prototype, I’m sure the production version will not be that different. It has a proprietary 20mm QR axle called the “Maxle”, which is heralded as one of the best and easy to use 20mm axle systemson the market. No tools necessary, some 20mm froks a PITA to deal with if you have to ever transport your bike, not so much of a problem now.
It also looks as if the industry has accepted post mount style brake mounts, and they are featured on the new Reba. Rock Shox is the last of the major players to make this jump.
Most interesting, is the travel looks to be around 120mm, but this is just a guess. There is a lot of stanchion tube showing though, making me think that there will be more than the current 100mm. Another good move.
And finally, the offset of the fork is a reported 46mm. This will make for a quicker handling ride, which will be another welcome update on this fork.
All in all, pretty sweet huh?