I recently purchased a set of Fox 32 F120 forks. I tried to fit them to my Marin Hawkhill 2009 but the width of the fork post meant it wouldn't fit all the way down. This also meant the ball bearings couldn't be put in place.
The fox forks widen at the base of the post leaving a 1 inch gap between the bottom of the forks and the bottom of the headset when in place. If I rode the bike like this the post and frame would grind together during turning of the bars resulting in a sorry excuse for a mountain bike.
I am using the original Dart2's that came with the bikeat the moment and hating them
Is there a fix for this or are the frame and forks non-compatible?