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    Fork suspension Bike Friday

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    I would like to have a fork suspension on my Bike Friday New World Tourist,does any one know an alternative to the expensive "GA-force kilo 20" it cost here in Germany 1000€
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    Action Tec made the suspension forks for some Bike Friday models. I had a custom Action Tec fork built for about US $450. It's a first-rate component:

    http://www.actiontec.us/

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    trentschler can you show me some pictures? and do you feel the different?like on dirty roads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by trentschler
    Action Tec made the suspension forks for some Bike Friday models. I had a custom Action Tec fork built for about US $450. It's a first-rate component:

    http://www.actiontec.us/
    Is that not the same fork they use for the GNU models?

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    gruess dich. I have a NWT too and have spent quite a bit of time on the phone with Bike Friday discussing suspension options.
    Unfortunately the NWT can't fit the ActionTec like the Llama can. But it's not a great fork anyways because there's no lockout feature. Btw, I don't think the NWT can take ANY suspension forks because the head tube angle was designed for fork rake.
    I've installed a Pantour front suspension hub, a softride suspension stem, and a NitroPro suspension seatpost, all of which have made gravel roads bearable. Altho in the future I would rather have a bike with a decent front fork with a lockout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bokes
    gruess dich. I have a NWT too and have spent quite a bit of time on the phone with Bike Friday discussing suspension options.
    Unfortunately the NWT can't fit the ActionTec like the Llama can. But it's not a great fork anyways because there's no lockout feature.
    Yes, the Action-Tec fork uses a 1.25" headset, and needs a special head tube for that. It can't be retrofitted to the NWT.

    I do think the fork is great though - it's light and needs no maintenance. It can bob a bit when climbing, but that doesn't bother me. I'd rather have the simplicity than lockout.

    I'm a big believer in suspension for small-wheeled bikes, and, for that matter, bikes with big wheels, too!

    Here are a couple of pics of the Action Tec fork in use:
    Last edited by trentschler; 05-05-07 at 05:05 AM.

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    Pantour suspension hub used on dahon Mu. Thudbuster seatpost shock. Lower the air pressure in your tire.
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