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Offline BrokeSpoke

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Trails will never be the same !
« on: May 30, 2008, 06:46:19 PM »



It's to bad it won't be on the bike for tomorrows ride  :'(

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Re: Trails will never be the same !
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2008, 10:32:53 PM »
Ohhhh! Thats a nice one :)

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Re: Trails will never be the same !
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2008, 07:46:22 PM »
The simple Reba set-up is: sag it one inch or so with air in the positive chamber only. Check the positive psi at proper sag and add air in the negative chamber to 10 psi LESS than the positive value. If you go too close to equal +\- pressure the forks travel and ride height is reduced - you can actually see the fork suck down.  This seems to be the most agreed Reba dual-air method. With a rider/gear weight of 185, I use 70 positive / 60 negative. I've used other settings, but come back to this base-line as the all-around best. On the compression/rebound/motion control side: one turn of rebound, full compression with pop-lock depressed and motion control knob at 1 1/2 turns. This allows for a nice firm pedal-platform. Use +\- motion control to set the threshold for transition to "active". Full + on the motion control is "locked out." Enjoy your new fork.
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Re: Trails will never be the same !
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2008, 09:39:29 PM »
On my Reba, I am running 90 over 80 psi and my rebound is set about the same as yours. Nice and firm, with out being harsh. I also have mine set to 115 mm travel.

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Re: Trails will never be the same !
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2008, 10:01:23 AM »
The simple Reba set-up is: sag it one inch or so with air in the positive chamber only. Check the positive psi at proper sag and add air in the negative chamber to 10 psi LESS than the positive value. If you go too close to equal +\- pressure the forks travel and ride height is reduced - you can actually see the fork suck down.  This seems to be the most agreed Reba dual-air method. With a rider/gear weight of 185, I use 70 positive / 60 negative. I've used other settings, but come back to this base-line as the all-around best. On the compression/rebound/motion control side: one turn of rebound, full compression with pop-lock depressed and motion control knob at 1 1/2 turns. This allows for a nice firm pedal-platform. Use +\- motion control to set the threshold for transition to "active". Full + on the motion control is "locked out." Enjoy your new fork.

that is fast rebound...I know the guy from the shop said that Gregg had a super fast rebound setting on his too...and if you 2 are running the same.

"The rebound damping is the speed at which the front wheel returns to the ground.  Rebound is not only responsible for straight line handling but also is the energy the holds your front wheel in a corner.

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Out on the track, find a good corner, preferably a short sweeper.  The front forks compress to set up for a turn (providing you ride correctly and use your front brake.)  The speed that the forks rebound is the energy that pushes your front end into the ground.  If the forks are allowed to rebound too quickly, the energy will be used up to early and the front wheel will wash to the outside.  If the forks rebound too slowly, the front end will tuck under and turn too soon to the inside.  Adjust accordingly.

Step 2.
With the forks handling well in corners, go on to rougher sections of the track.  The fork action should be smooth and the wheel should return to the ground quickly.  It should not bounce off jumps or deflect off berms."

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Re: Trails will never be the same !
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2008, 10:03:31 AM »
to simplify it even more

Too slow and your fork will pack down and ride harsh.

Too fast and you will experience poor traction and wheel hop.

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Re: Trails will never be the same !
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2008, 10:29:04 AM »
Thanks for all the good info. I pick the bike up today, I'm going to ride the morris bridge loop and play with the adjustments.

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Re: Trails will never be the same !
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2008, 10:33:45 AM »
do you have a full suspension or hard tail?

if FS, you need to make sure to have a good balance between the front and back or you will get squirrly

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Re: Trails will never be the same !
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2008, 11:16:39 AM »
do you have a full suspension or hard tail?

if FS, you need to make sure to have a good balance between the front and back or you will get squirrly
more reason to go rigid ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Trails will never be the same !
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2008, 11:19:04 AM »
do you have a full suspension or hard tail?

if FS, you need to make sure to have a good balance between the front and back or you will get squirrly
more reason to go rigid ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Trails will never be the same !
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2008, 11:29:52 AM »
do you have a full suspension or hard tail?

if FS, you need to make sure to have a good balance between the front and back or you will get squirrly
more reason to go rigid ;D ;D ;D

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don't waste your precious finger muscle, i can smite myself if it will make you ride with your full boinger locked.

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Re: Trails will never be the same !
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2008, 11:34:18 AM »
do you have a full suspension or hard tail?

if FS, you need to make sure to have a good balance between the front and back or you will get squirrly
more reason to go rigid ;D ;D ;D

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i got my finger on the smite button treadlight
don't waste your precious finger muscle, i can smite myself if it will make you ride with your full boinger locked.

I am not sure if I like the way you obsess about my "boinger" 

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Re: Trails will never be the same !
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2008, 12:58:28 PM »
do you have a full suspension or hard tail?

if FS, you need to make sure to have a good balance between the front and back or you will get squirrly

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Re: Trails will never be the same !
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2008, 01:56:37 PM »
do you have a full suspension or hard tail?

if FS, you need to make sure to have a good balance between the front and back or you will get squirrly
more reason to go rigid ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Trails will never be the same !
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2008, 02:09:52 PM »
Bike is happy to be back in my possession, air pressure is set at 120+ /110- ( im 215lbs ) I'm getting ready to head out to wilderness for the ultimate torture test, Heartbreak ridge !

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