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    Rigid Forks

    I just picked up a used KONA KU frame in mint cond and am wondering which or what are my options in regards to setting it up with a rigid fork. Thanks!
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    mr. fix,

    26" Rigid forks are hard to find these days, at least the good ones.

    In the past, they used to make very good CrMo forks for ATBs. I have 2 of them sitting at home. But I don't see them on LBS shelves now.
    All I see are those Stainless Steel rigid forks (26"), w/c weigh so much.

    Perhaps your LBS guy have something for you, pref. from the early 90's.. They still made good Cromo forks then.
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    There is a company called .243 and a even a few others making suspension adjusted forks. I can't think of all the names but go to www.ridemonkey.com and do a search. There are 4 or 5, if I remember correctly, high quality atb rigid forks. Due to the huge influx of street rigid forks are becoming more popular as are burly short travel forks (oem only right now)

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    Thanks guys....

    I think I found a perfect match. New Kona Project 2 rigid suspension corrected fork, CroMo....$60 @ Bikeman.com.
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    i know my friend just bought a surly rigid fork to use on his xc bike for racing cross and he hasn't had any problems with it at all. he got it for $50 at rei i believe.

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    Why would you want to do that?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim311
    Why would you want to do that?

    I use a ridgid fork and hard tail frame for ICE BIKING in SUB-25F temps. Very cold temps are hard on moving parts. The fewer moving parts (suspention components) the fewer problems to crop up during an ICE RIDE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim311
    Why would you want to do that?



    Why not?....
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    Quote Originally Posted by N7CZinMT
    for ICE BIKING in SUB-25F temps.
    Why would you want to do THAT??



    brrrrr!

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    ritchey made ni-ti forks and older 4130 logic cromo, wcs are good too- all light,srong stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeOK
    Why would you want to do THAT??



    brrrrr!


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    PAce makes the best rigid forks for non 100% trials use these days. They have a very nice carbon model...very nicely made.
    Where the skid marks stop...the tree begins....:D:D:D:D:D

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    or you can check these out if your hard on equipment

    a really thick fork
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    1987 Schwinn World Sport

    Many others, gone but not forgotten.

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    Thats damn near the ugliest thing I have ever seen....

    Tough yes...ugly yes... ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by dexmax
    26" Rigid forks are hard to find these days, at least the good ones.
    Not true, plenty of good rigid forks around these days.

    Production forks from:
    Surly
    Kona
    On-one
    Pace
    Spicer
    Tange

    Custom forks from
    Vicious
    IF
    Kelly
    Hunter

    Just to name a few. Look towards anyone who makes single speed frames or parts, there's where you can find a lot.
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