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Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: MD / metro DC
Bikes: Cross-Check/Nexus commuter. Several others for various forms of play.
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Labelling of suspension corrected forks?
I've noticed a trend of rigid forks intended for suspension fork replacement to be labeled as, e.g., "80mm suspension corrected" or "100mm suspension corrected."
Are those useful labels? In other words, is there enough standardization in 80 or 100 mm travel geometry for those labels to apply better than the more traditional axle to crown measurement?
I understand the need for a suspension corrected fork, as has been covered on many threads here. Getting a rigid fork with the same axle to crown measurement as the loaded (i.e. with sag) suspension fork is the key to maintaining the same frame geometry (with other impacts from rake, trail, etc.). It strikes me that the travel of the suspension fork only puts you in the ball park, whereas the axle to crown puts you on target.