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    Good 80mm fork?

    I have a Trek Navigator. Because of an unexpeccted incident, I now need to buy a new fork & wheel. The bike came with a rigid fork.

    Now, I would like to ride around on some easy trails (which may have small bumps here & there). I would like to buy a decent for with very little travel.

    Can you recommend something for me? Used is ok. Does anyone make forks that are less than 100mm nowadays? Seems like every fork I look at are 100mm or more in travel. If I put on such a high fork, I'll end up popping wheelies each time I hammer the pedals in a seated position.

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    Fox F80?

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    What do I do when I need to stop? Stick my foot between the frame & front tire?

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    What year is your Navigator? Mine came with a suspension fork. I didn't know they came with a rigid.
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    How much money do you intend to spend on this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenhill3 View Post
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    How much money do you intend to spend on this?
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    Cain, I have a 2008. Rigid fork.

    Ken, I'm hoping to spend around $75 - $150. I would prefer it to be used since I get more bang for my buck.

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    You are going to have a hard time finding a used fork with a long enough steerer tube, unless you've got a small frame. Those Navigators have mega-chonger supersized headtubes, IIRC. Check out a new Rock Shox Dart on Ebay.

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    It's also going to be really hard since navigators use a threaded headset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plasticmaam12 View Post
    You are going to have a hard time finding a used fork with a long enough steerer tube, unless you've got a small frame. Those Navigators have mega-chonger supersized headtubes, IIRC. Check out a new Rock Shox Dart on Ebay.
    +1. The Trek Navigator is a comfort/hybrid bike made for use on MUP's and very light trails, hence usage of 3" or less front suspension. The 2008 Trek Navigator comes with an RST Neon T8 Fork, adjustable w/lockout, 50mm, according to this anyway: http://www.jacksbikes.com/contents/e..._3.0_2008.html

    OP, perhaps a Trek dealer can locate an RST or similar fork with short travel, maybe even the OEM fork that supposedly (?) came on this bike.

    Mountain bikes don't often use a short travel fork these days.

    OP, would you like me to move this over to The HYBRID FORUM? http://www.bikeforums.net/hybrid-bicycles/ You may be able to get better help there.
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    I just moved it Ken.

    (thanks, Dan. -Ken )
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    How about a fork like the one on the Trek FX 7.3, with that elastomer jobbie on there???

    I also like the "NEON" lockout fork on my '08 Specialized Crosstrail, and it's got a long steering head on it.

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