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    Hi all. I'm trying to convert my hardtail to a touring rig for an upcoming tour so I'm looking for a new fork. I've purchased a new wheelset (XT hubs and mavic A719 rims). My question is, since my hubs are 135mm will a road fork (assuming 1-1/8" tube and 700cc) work? Or are road forks always set up to accept 130mm hubs? I'm trying to buy cheap non-suspension fork, a la e-bay, so it's important that I get everything right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Impoliticus
    Hi all. I'm trying to convert my hardtail to a touring rig for an upcoming tour so I'm looking for a new fork. I've purchased a new wheelset (XT hubs and mavic A719 rims). My question is, since my hubs are 135mm will a road fork (assuming 1-1/8" tube and 700cc) work? Or are road forks always set up to accept 130mm hubs? I'm trying to buy cheap non-suspension fork, a la e-bay, so it's important that I get everything right.
    Front hubs are 110 mm on all modern bikes, whether mountain or road or anything else (hmmm, maybe hardcore downhill bikes are different, but I don't think so).

    Anyway, the 135 mm vs. 130 mm difference is only for REAR wheels.
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    oh wow, i had no idea, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moxfyre
    Front hubs are 110 mm on all modern bikes, whether mountain or road or anything else (hmmm, maybe hardcore downhill bikes are different, but I don't think so).
    Actually,it's 100, except 110 for 20mm thru axel types.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sydney
    Actually,it's 100, except 110 for 20mm thru axel types.
    My bad! Anyway, they're all the same except for those crazy thru axles...
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