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Old 05-06-09, 10:39 AM   #1
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cheap zoom suspension fork fixes?

Hi,
I dont know where this thread should go as I have an electric folding bike,and I
am a clydsdale.
I have a generic chinese electric folding bike with zoom suspension forks.the forks seem to bottom out easily and make a large banging noise when returning
to the unloaded position.
Is the any fix such as some sort of rubber bumper that can be placed inside the fork,or should I find a solid fork for v brakes.I am on a budget and I dont
want to spend a fortune.I assume the fork is 1" threaded.
If zoom has an upgraded suspension fork I may go that way.
I love the look of the mek suspension fork for 20" wheels but at $300 us my pocket book say's no.

any suggestions,thanks, Jan
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cheap zoom forks

anybody have an opinion on this please????????
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Does the fork have a "lock out" feature?

Without exception, "cheap" suspension forks will not handle a load or heavy riders, much less both. They are essentially pogo sticks with some elastomers pretending to be dampeners.

If you can't lock out the existing fork, the best (cheap) option is to switch to a rigid fork.
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anybody have an opinion on this please????????
You could get a Zoom upgrade HERE .. $60 won't break the bank and it does have adjustable pre-load... whether or not it will handle your weight would be a good question for Dr. Yan .. beyond that, a solid fork and fat tire would be a popular recommendation ..
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cheap zoom forks

Thanks for the replies,the zoom fork suggested has a 1,1/8 steerer mine is one inch threaded, and no lockout.Where is that site? I already have the schawbe 20x2 big apples and so far I really like them.
Does anybody know where to get a solid fork for v brakes and 20" wheels in montreal????? Another newbie question, would it be better to get a fork with some rake or just inline with the headset. Aluminum or steel?
I paid 700 for this bike and despite rear wheel problems with spoke breakage
I love it.Gonna get a double walled rim with 12 gauge spokes for rear.The electric assist flattens out hills.
Thanks ,Jan
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If you are breaking spokes it is most likely due to insufficiently tensioned spokes.
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