flying on 2 wheels
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Palm Beach County, FL
Bikes: 2007 Trek 7100 - modified. 2008 Orbea Onix Dama - Campy Centaur
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Ditching the suspension fork on a hybrid
I got a Trek 7100 hybrid 4 months ago and have found that I really dislike the front suspension. After searching BF, it would seem that I'm not alone in thinking replacing it with a rigid fork would be a good thing.
My question is what to replace it with. I have read some conflicting info regarding suspension corrected forks and whether I do/do not need one in my case; for example some said a regular rigid fork is ok at less than 60-80 mm travel. The Trek website lists the fork on my bike as 'RST CT-COM I C7, 50mm'.
Being able to replace my threaded headset and adjustable stem would be an added bonus. This bike will be ridden 70-100+ miles a week - including commuting - on flat roads.
I'm new to all this so any advice is much appreciated.