If you care about weight the Reba is much lighter.Ii had a few Recon Silvers around here and have a Recon Gold on one of my bikes now. On my forks I feel a difference in weight and peformance. I also rode a few Reba's for quite a while and they were rock solid and never needed service. Like 300hp said if you do have to service them it's not as easy.
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