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Old 06-19-09, 10:31 PM   #1
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fully rigid dj

so ive been riding bmx a lot lately and ive been meaning to get back onto some 26" wheels. however, i have also really been digging fully rigid lately (ive tried out one of my friends dj bikes). So ive been thinking about running a rigid fork. Currently im looking at the dmr trailblade 2 but im open to other suggestions or comments if you guys have them. oh, one more thing, the fork must have a 20mm axle option.

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Old 06-20-09, 10:13 AM   #2
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anyone? any opinions at all?
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Old 06-20-09, 04:50 PM   #3
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I've seen a lot of pictures of the thru-axle DMR TB alllllll effed up. like, bent, folded, and wrecked.

I've developed my own, totally out the @$$crack theory, straight out the butt: I suspect the TZ results in the thing being too stiff/rigid to live thru any kind of serious nonsense. Like, with a suspension fork, the sliders can bounce onto the stanchions, and energy can be absorbed. With a bolt-on standard axle orQR, there's enough "give" to absorb mess. But, with the super stiff, totally rigid DMR TB w/ TA, all that energy can't "go" anywhere. Hence, the scary photos on the internet, eg:

http://www.ridemonkey.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=206704

That's just the first hit. Admittedly, some folks sort of vouch for the fork on there.

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Old 06-21-09, 12:35 AM   #4
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I have the trail blade, no problems. I have an extra one I would sell with very few rides on it if you are interested.
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pOrk, is the 20mm thru-axle version?
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