Bicycle Mechanics - MTB Forks for 25.5" frame GIANT Terrago
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I bought a Giant Terrago with a 25.5" frame back in 1999. It has Magura Hydraulic Rim brakes (11's), and I am now interested in upgrading the rigid forks to suspension type. The Steerer is 1 1/8" and 255mm long with a threaded top... I am struggling to find any forks that would fit straight into the bike... does anyone have any suggestions? Most forks these days seem to be AHead or Threadless...
(Edit: 6-nov-06 to correct Brake spec)
11-06-06, 05:09 AM
pop in a threadless headset, and vuy a new stem along with the fork and you would be golden.
Have you stopped in in to your LBS to see what they could order? Thats usually your best bet.
I did visit my LBS on the weekend and they were not able to make any recommendations due to the steering tube length requirement... I guess my options are to stick with the rigid forks, or get a longer steering tube welded on to a set of suspension forks... although that carries its own risks...
Also, a threadless headset would only make the steering tube length even longer... the max threadless steering tube length I have found on any of the manufacturer's websites is 255mm
The Great Stonk
11-06-06, 01:46 PM
chances are that the frame isnt designed for suspension forks too, which will end up jacking the already high front end up even higher and turn the bike into a barge.
25.5 inch frame ? 255mm headtube ? are you like 9ft tall or somthing ?
... 25.5 inch frame ? 255mm headtube ? are you like 9ft tall or something ?
Not quite... only 6'6"... bought the bike in Holland where being that tall is not out of the ordinary... the LBS had the bike in stock
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