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Old 06-03-10, 05:12 PM   #1
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Swap fron suspension fork for a rigid fork

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I'm thinking to swap out my current front suspensioned fork for a lighter rigid one. The one in question here is a Kona Project 2 Fork. Will it work with a modern mountain bike?

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Old 06-03-10, 05:17 PM   #2
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from my experience playing around with bikes i've noticed that there seems to be 2 different diameter and many differnt lengths of head tubes used so you would have to figure out what size you got and what size is needed for Kona Project 2 Forks.

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It is suspension-corrected so, if your bike has a 1 1/8" threadless steerer, it should do the trick.
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Suspension corrected only goes so far these days thanks to the wide variety of different length and travel forks out there. To ensure the bike handles close to the same you want to measure your axle to crown race distance on the suspension fork less a few mm's to allow for sag when you're riding and compare THAT number to the axle to crown race measurement of the Project 2 fork. If the numbers are within about 10 mm all will be hunky dory. If it's up to 15 mm's it'll still work but MAY feel distinctly different. At 20 mm's difference it WILL feed different. Once you're looking at more than 25mm's I'd be looking at a more similar length fork option.

And I say "different" because it won't neccessarily feel bad or better. But just different at different speed ranges depending on how the fork's trail and offset works with the length and your bike's head tube angle. All these things work together to make up the feel of the steering.
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The fork apparently is fitted with a canti lever brake. Can I mount regular V-brakes on it?
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If they are normal canti brakes then yes. But there were some old style canti brakes that didn't use the later far more standard post location with respect to the rim location.
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