How should i setup my rs reba to fit my 60kg fully eqipped?
I've tried Many different settings as 85+85-, 80+70-, 75+70- and many others but i can't get it perfect... I doesn't use the last 15-25mm of travel, and it's to soft in the middle of the travel. It is a 2011 100mm RS Reba RL. I'm riding mostly competitive XC and XC Marathon in Sweden.
How which pressures should i use? I've been trying for months without getting it right...
I'm close to your weight at 125 lbs. I have a 2012 reba rl 29" those pressures would be too stiff for me. I'm running 35-40 in both, and can't get the fork to extend the last 10 mm of travel when I'm not on the bike. the fork gets pulled in too which is a sign of too much - air pressure but I have less - than +. if I go 50+ psi it extends but its too stiff for me. I don't think this fork is good for lightweights. curious how a fox would do, seems like most people like the reba more than the fox now though so not sure if I want to bother.
When using my fathers 2011 sid rlt i have to run much lower pressures. He runs about the same pressures as I do, but he weights over 75 kg, and still doesn't use all travel, but hopefully we havn't found the right setting yet. We also have the problem with the fork sagging without sitting on the bike. The travel is still about 100mm but the sag gradients gets messed up.
I was in contact with a technincan at TFTuned about the settings and if a Sid would fit me better.
Unfortunately there's not an awful lot you can do about the Reba; without extra weight you'll find it difficult to use all the travel on a solo air system because you're just not heavy enough to get full travel at the correct pressure to hold your weight up. You might find the SID slightly better for you. If you run around 10 psi more in the negative chamber than the positive, you'll find it's much more plush. If you still can't make full travel, you should drain the fork completely and replace the damper fluid and the lower lubrication, making sure you've got the correct measurements (these can be found on the SRAM website).
Hopefully my father will let med switch forks so i get his Sid
Shouldn't the solo air forks as the fox be harder to setup for light riders when you can't change the negative spring?
Does anyone have experiences with setting up the dt swiss xrc 100 race for a lighter rider?