Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Boston Burbs
Bikes: Diamondback Sorrento, 1978(ish) Peugeot PRN10e
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MTB Fork swap question
I want to to replace the OEM 63mm suspension fork on my Trek 820 with a rigid fork but the two cheep ones are rated to be correct for 85mm. Nashbar sells a carbon fiber fork for a hundred fifty bucks that is for" forks with less than 80mm of travel." but for less than the cost I can get a Rock Shox Dart 2. The carbon fork o rht e Dart would cost TWICE what I paid for the bike, so I'm hoping some one will say that i can replace with the 85mm correct fork.
"I'm built like a marine mammal. I love the cold! "-Cosmoline
"MTBing is cheap compared to any motorsport I've done. It's very expensive compared to jogging."-ColinL
1999-ish Diamondback Sorrento (I'm not Dead Yet! I feal happy. I think I'll go for a walk!)
1980ish Raleigh Marathon (Vintage Steel)
2007 Gary Fisher Advance (giving the Sorrento a break)
2006 Trek 820 (Captain Amazing)
2010 Specialized Tricross (Back in Black)
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