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Old 02-21-07, 11:32 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 02-21-07, 12:19 PM   #2
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I ride a Jamis Coda Comp with a Kinesis Crosslight fork, and love it! It's very light and works great with hybrid geometry. I'm sure you can probably get one cheap. Mine is the 2003 V-brake version. You don't mention a disk brake requirement.
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Old 02-21-07, 12:27 PM   #3
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I ride a Jamis Coda Comp with a Kinesis Crosslight fork, and love it! It's very light and works great with hybrid geometry. I'm sure you can probably get one cheap. Mine is the 2003 V-brake version. You don't mention a disk brake requirement.
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No disk - Tektro V brake
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