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Old 03-16-07, 02:19 AM   #1
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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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Old 03-16-07, 04:38 AM   #2
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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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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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Old 03-16-07, 05:26 PM   #6
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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.
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:

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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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