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Rock Shox solo air vs. dual air--recommendations

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Post by Jonesy on Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:09 pm

Ok, so I got a warranty replacement on my rock shox Reba SL 29er for a very minor cosmetic scratch (one that happened when it shipped, NOT the ones I already put on it!).

The warranty replacement is a dual Air Reba.

I've had Dual Air in the past and remember it to be a royal PITA!, but it's been a few years.

I have two options:

OPTION 1: Keep the fork I currently have on my bike (solo air) and sell the warranty fork as Brand New for a decent sum on ebay.

OPTION 2: switch out the old fork for the warranty fork (dual air) and sell the used/scratched fork at a yard sale price.

The difference would mean probably upwards of $300 and the hassle of fussing with Dual-Air. Is the performance of the Dual Air worth the added hassle/expense?

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Post by Road_Rage on Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:38 pm

Option 3: Make a decision and sell me the one you do not want at a good CLUB member price.
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Post by Jonesy on Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:54 pm

Road_Rage wrote:Option 3: Make a decision and sell me the one you do not want at a good CLUB member price.
Yes, this is also an option... Club member price will be a little lower than the lowest price I can find on the internet (CBO performance etc.) And will include the FSA Orbit XL headset that came with it.

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Post by BigWheels on Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:03 pm

You don't need no stinking suspension!! Sell them all. santa
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Post by Road_Rage on Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:47 pm

Jonesy wrote:
Road_Rage wrote:Option 3: Make a decision and sell me the one you do not want at a good CLUB member price.
Yes, this is also an option... Club member price will be a little lower than the lowest price I can find on the internet (CBO performance etc.) And will include the FSA Orbit XL headset that came with it.

I Forgot that I would have a 120MM 29er fork to throw in to the deal.
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Re: Rock Shox solo air vs. dual air--recommendations

Post by eurotrash on Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:02 pm

Option 4, swap the guts from the air piston side of the fork to have your cake, and eat it too. That said, dual air is far better on XC forks. New Rock Shox don't leak, so once you set it you can forget it. The pressure ratios are not sensitive to temperature, so it is no big deal. You can also try +5 PSI in the negative spring over the positive with good results. The numbers on the label are way too high. I say try it.

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