Road bike forks on mountain bike frame
Hi everyone, I just registered here
This question has been proving really hard to answer. I have a Litespeed Tsali
mountain bike I bought second hand 10 years ago or so which is used only for commuting. The bike is customized to be more of a road bike, if I were buying a new bike it would be a road bike, carbon fibre but for now I'm sticking with what I have. It has a road group set, and low profile handlebars, you get the picture. It came with RockShox SID forks but I want to replace them with rigid forks, preferably carbon. OK so you're wondering why I don't just buy a pair of rigid carbon mountain bike forks.
The simple truth is I can't find any that I particularly like, I mean I'm sure they're great, its just that they don't appeal to me, but I have seen several carbon road bike forks I love. So my question is, is it possible to fit say an Easton EC90 series
fork on a mountain bike frame which has of course 26" wheels? I was told its possible by a local retailer, the only constraint is the tyre size, a road bike fork has to take a tyre under 32mm width. I already run panracer 1.25" tyres which are 32mm exactly, I could come down in size if necessary. What about brake block positioning?
Feel free to laugh at me
but please qualify it with the reasons why I shouldn't do it, or better still tell me it physically can't be done or that it's fine to do it. Thanks everyone.