Mountain Biking - Suspension fork for 2.7 tire
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I'm new to MTB. What suspension fork will fit a 2.7 tire ?
11-28-10, 08:26 PM
Why do you want a 2.7" wide tire? Most suspension forks that can fit a tire that size won't exactly be compatible with the type of frame you likely have unless you have a 6-8" travel bike.
Marz 55 will clear...$229 at jenson.
Why do you want a 2.7" wide tire?
Cuz, if I had a trail bike I'd want the option of fat tires or not-so-fat tires. I've got a Surly 1x1 and I'd like to upgrade to a suspension fork, one that'll take big tires.
There are no sussy forks compatible with the 1x1 that will take a tire that large.
On a trail bike with suspension, a 2.7 tire is overkill in most cases. Unless you have a lot of gravity, it's just a big, heavy tire to push around.
11-29-10, 12:53 PM
Just out of curiosity, what kind of riding are you doing? I put 2.5's on a DJ bike once, and they were crazy heavy. I have no doubt that for certain applications, fat tires are great, but I'm not sure a 1x1 is the best for many of those applications (other than sand maybe?).
How much travel are you looking for? Air or coil? And what kind of drop outs? A Marzocchi Dirt Jumper will take a fat tire, but it's not a light fork or something the majority of people would want to use for general trail riding.
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