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Old 08-26-10, 04:21 PM   #1
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convert suspension fork to rigid fork

I know a lot of the commuters convert their hardtail to make it rigid, so what are good brands and where do i find em?
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Old 08-26-10, 04:27 PM   #2
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i made the switch on my old raleigh mtb a few years ago and it really does make a noticeable difference. unless you ride off road, suspension is really nothing but an energy suck and highly over-rated for street riding in my opinion.

i found a cro-mo rigid fork on ebay for around 30 bucks. it's pretty heavy, but my old raleigh is a 1" threadless so i was looking for a not all that common fork and when i found one on ebay, i snatched it right up.


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Old 08-26-10, 04:33 PM   #3
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If you look on Craigslist, you might find a cheap carbon fork, which will still make the ride comfy. It doesn't do anything for shock, like jumping a curb or going down a flight of stairs, but, it'll dampen road buzz and vibration.
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Old 08-26-10, 05:10 PM   #4
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I've seen Surly forks sold commonly on ebay.
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Old 08-26-10, 05:20 PM   #5
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Make sure you get a suspension-corrected fork. If you don't, it will throw off the geometry of your bike.
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Old 08-26-10, 06:34 PM   #6
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I started a similar discussion over on the hybrid section a few weeks ago. I haven't done anything about it yet, but I'm leaning towards replacing my suspension fork with a good steel one (like the Surly). http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...273&highlight=
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