Suspension Corrected Forks?
Could anyone post a definition for suspension corrected forks?
I once had a LBS replace a suspension fork on my Giant Cypress commuter-build with a rigid fork but...
the term suspension corrected baffles me.
The most common definition I could find states the bikes handling will not change.
This still confuses me as when I went from suspension forks to rigid the handling got better.
Thanks for any and all replies...
(Sorry if this the wrong forum)
Forks blades are longer so the head tube won't change for steeper angles,
and lowering the BB height.
lightening up the front end cant hurt.
A "suspension corrected" rigid fork is designed to replace a suspension fork without compromising the steering or bottom bracket height. The reason this term is used is because normally you would design a rigid fork to be as short as possible from the axle to the crown (bottom of the lower headset bearing). However, when a bike is designed for a suspension fork, you need to use a rigid fork with longer fork blades to keep from making the steering too quick or the bottom bracket too low. The length of a suspension corrected rigid fork should be about the same as a sagged suspension fork. The sag is usually about 20-30% of total travel and is the result of the rider sitting on the bike.