Mountain Biking - Wife want's a rigid fork, I'm finding none.
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08-22-08, 10:49 PM
Chain store schwinn, SX-2000 WSD bike. The suspension fork is a joke. She wants a rigid fork. Steel or alum works, but we're looking to spend ~$50.
With her off the bike, the length from axle center to the crown is 457mm (18in) seated. Putting all of her 110lbs on the handlebar it goes down to ~430mm (17in.)
After a few hours online, I've only found forks under $100 410mm and under, what am I missing?
26" wheels, V bakes, un-threaded.
The fork is branded a SR Suntour.
Oh, she wants chrome colored, but would settle on a black fork, the frame is purpleish. Ah wait, she said lilac, meh.
I'm in the USA, not opposed to ordering online.
08-22-08, 11:08 PM
Knock yourself out.
Otherwise, get to whatever local shops you have and see what they have. Most shops ought to have a few rigid forks kicking around for you to possibly pick up cheaply.
08-23-08, 01:12 AM
Thanks for the site, she shook her head at the cost of a fork in the length she'd need. No-go on instore stock for a fork near me, I'll hassle them to call around.
08-23-08, 01:44 AM
Check the Surly Instigator fork.
Tell her it's her comfort on the bike. Is that not worth spending a couple bucks for, than to rather continue riding a crappy fork???
Unless she's willing to spend a bit more, unless you get lucky with something from a local shop, you're likely SOL. Check e-bay for someone selling something in the right length as well.
08-23-08, 01:49 AM
08-23-08, 06:56 AM
go to your lbs, they will be able to get you such a fork no problem.
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