Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Bikes: Rodriguez Shiftless street fixie with S&S couplers, Kuwahara tandem, Trek carbon, Dolan track
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Yeah, so Bike Tools Etc. was blowing out its old Rock Shox Metro suspension forks for around $45. These are set up for disk brakes, 700c wheels, and a 1" steerer. So I decided to get one to put on my fixed gear road bike (it's currently got an old Kestrel carbon fiber fork). I'm curious to see if front suspension makes any difference on the road. Some of the roads around here are getting pretty beat up, and with a fixie you can't really float over the bumps like you can with a freewheel. I'm also interested in how effective disk brakes will be, and how durable the rotor will be after the typical Pac Northwest winter. At least I will no longer have to worry about the rim's braking surface deteriorating and eventually cracking (leading to front tire blowing off fractured rim, which has happened before).
However, now I have to figure out what disk brakes to get, and I need to get a hub that will accept the rotor. Anybody have any suggestions? Thanx.