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Old 09-25-08, 07:01 PM   #1
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front fork compatibility question

I had a few questions, first of all I'm wondering whether this front fork would fit on my bike:

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...m=180272227410

I have a Specialized Crosstrail Sport 2007, which is very similar component wise to the 2008 model listed here:

http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...4677&Type=bike

From my reading, my understanding is that to use a threadless fork you need a threadless headset, which seems to be the case here. Also, they both list a 1 1/8" steerer. Is there anything else I need to know to figure out if it's compatible for my bike?

Second question: is that a reasonable price for a front fork? And finally: is it a good idea to replace my suspension fork with this front fork? Or is this fork intended for a road bike? This is the first "real" bike I've owned, I do pretty much exclusively road and bike path riding. I realize that I probably would have been better off with a road bike or perhaps a Specialized Sirrus fitness bike in the first place, but at the time I got a very good price on the bike I bought. I figure that a solid fork will save me a bit of weight and be easier to maintain in the long run.

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Old 09-25-08, 07:14 PM   #2
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Technically it will fit but it's not the fork for your bike. For starters your bike has V brakes which use the canti mounting posts. The fork doesn't have posts at all. It's more a road only fork and that means it is intended for tires that are more narrow while your bike comes with rather fat 45mm tires by the specs in your 2008 link. So you MIGHT be able to fit the wheel and tire into the fork but likely there won't be room for fenders and you'll need a totally different set of brakes to work with it. So basically it's a "NO DEAL" situation.

What you need if you're looking at swapping the boinger for a rigid is a cyclocross fork or a rigid 29'er fork with canti posts. If this is to make the bike feel more responsive and quicker then ditch the 45mm tires for something more along the 28 or 32mm line of road slicks. The two mods together will make you feel like Lance Armstrong all in one go.....
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If you replace suspension fork with "regular" one, don't forget about the fork lenght and changing geometry... You need to look for " SUSPENSION CORRECTED" fork.
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If you replace suspension fork with "regular" one, don't forget about the fork lenght and changing geometry... You need to look for " SUSPENSION CORRECTED" fork.
You did notice this thread was started over 5-1/2 years ago, right?
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You did notice this thread was started over 5-1/2 years ago, right?
You did notice that it's a FORUM, not a NEWS section. Trust me...someone will find it helpful.
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