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    Mountain bike + road fork and wheel

    Hi, all. I've got an old hardtail MTB that I want to make rigid to play bike polo on (the stock fork is pretty much shot). I'm primarily curious if the geometry will likely be excessively twitchy (keep in mind that polo is usually low-speed). Also, are there any other gotchas to watch out for? (like crown race diameter or something?)

    I already have extra road brake bits hanging around, so the travel issue is already taken care of. The bike is a 2003 K3 Zed 4.0

    The suspension setup:
    Manitou Axel Comp (2003)
    80mm of travel
    100mm longer than the road fork when uncompressed
    ~5cm rake
    26" wheel + 2.1" tire

    The road setup:
    Stock carbon fork, Fuji Finest (2004)
    ~5cm rake
    700c wheel + 25mm or 28mm tire
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    carbon fork for polo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlatFender View Post
    carbon fork for polo?
    That was my first thought too - word for word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlatFender View Post
    carbon fork for polo?
    Heh, what this guy said. Anyways, nashbar carries fork designed for mtb suspension bikes to rigid conversions. Not carbon though.
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