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Old 06-10-06, 04:42 PM   #1
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Rigid fork with 20 mm through axle?

Hey, does anyone know of a fork that is rigid, and has a 20 mm through axle? I'm thinking of getting one for my trials bike, because I hate standard Qr hubs.
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Old 06-10-06, 04:45 PM   #2
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I just found that Funn makes a rigid fork like that, but it's longer, made for bikes that are optimized at 4-5 inches of travel.
http://www.funnmtb.com/
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https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...74&category=85

but it is for a 24" wheel i guess
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What sort of travel are you looking at (I mean, what suspension corrected travel)?
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why? Just wondering, since you dont have any flex from tubes sliding against each other.
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I hate standard Qr hubs.
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I'm looking for a 400 mm fork if possible...
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Found it!

Made by Woodman:
http://www.woodmancomponents.com/pro...forks/t20.html
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Nice. Have you purchased it yet from someplace or another?
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No, I havent bought it yet. But it's definately the fork I'll be putting on my trials rig. 20 mm through axle forks kick ass!
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you didn't say you wanted a trials rigid fork.

just so you know, woodman has horrible customer service. i believe they are going out of business
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If you just hate QR hubs, get a regular old bolt-on - that way, you can buy a proper trials fork from a still-in-business company.

Paul makes nice ones, and cheaper than a fork -

http://mtbr.com/reviews/Hub/product_80040.shtml
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Jason, as you are very aware my new fork has a 20mm axle and I hear great things about them.

for my own curiosity, what's the noticeable differences between that and a QR?

Besides it's alot harder for would be thieves to take off

I mean what pansy theif brings two sets of metric A-wrenches with em.
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for my own curiosity, what's the noticeable differences between that and a QR?
do you mean between 20mm axle and a quick release?? i would say reduction of torsional strain on the fork lowers....right?? you are making a more unified structure when a 20mm axle is used in conjunction with the obvious crown of the fork. there will always be deflections of the wheel from the spoke, etc aspect i suspect...but if you're talking just for the potential of twisting fork legs, well the clamping surface on the 20mm should be more "solid"
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how stiff do u want ur trials rig?? that'll be hell on your wrists.

i hated my old QR cuz they deflected alot when i pivotted and stuff. then i upgraded...there are some really nice QR out there that a hella stiff. how much does your current fork/wheel setup deflect now? a nice set of QR on a stiff trials specific fork would barely move--if you can even notice it.
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I personally hate Qr hubs. I've had like half a dozen axle's break that were Qr. It's a huge pain in the arse. On the other hand, 20 mm through axle's are super stiff, super smooth, and hella strong. I'd go with a bolt on axle before I went for a QR again.
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