Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Bikes: Trek ALR 6, Trek CrossRip, Trek X-Caliber 8
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Originally Posted by Takabrash
The front shocks do nothing on pavement except for eat up your pedaling energy. My bike has one (until I get the money for a new rigid fork) and it's not super noticeable except on hills.
spot on. I got rid of mine and put a rigid on my trek 7300. Best upgrade ever. I improved my ride and reduce the weight of my bike by 4 lbs.
Takabrash, based on the bike, more than likely will have a 1" headset and will be a pain to find. My LBS found me a steel rigid fork that got pulled from a Trek FX that the new owner swapped for a carbon fork. They sold it to me for $25. Might inquire around if they have any that will fit yours bike. It cost me $140 total. Fork, headset, stem and labor.
Brian | 2015 Trek Emonda ALR 6 | 2015 Trek X-Caliber 8 | 2014 Trek CrossRip Comp
Originally Posted by AEO
you should learn to embrace change, and mock it's failings every step of the way.
Last edited by jaxgtr; 05-31-08 at 09:59 PM.