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    Rigid fork...dumb idea?

    I am thinking about revamping my old GF Wahoo and using a rigid fork. I ride mostly fireroads and easy/moderate singletrack.....no bombing off cliffs. Is this a dumb idea? I really don't want to drop $300 for a quality suspension fork, and the Judy TT I have is a friggin boat anchor on the front. I have never ridden singletrack on a rigid frame before.

    I am thinking of slowly upgrading the frame with the new fork, new wheels/disk brakes, etc. Am I throwing my money away?

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    Not throwing it away at all.
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
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    DO EEETTTT

    Riding rigid is fun.
    cleanspokes

    29 inches to freedom.

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    Hey, just heard of a guy that did the Attakwas (135km race over here in SA - tough terrain mtbing) this weekend on a a rigid. Two word: RES PECT!

    Personally I'd pass on that!

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    Many of us started MTBing on rigid bikes.
    A rigid fork can be a good choice for a budget bike. Predictable and relatively light.
    But new wheels, discs and a new fork for a sub $400 bike?
    GF is a nice brand, but maybe you should be looking for a whole new bike.

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    Maybe I will just stick with the rigid fork and get some new tires, brake pads, and then get her tuned up.

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    my first mt bike was a trek antelope rigid in 91, had alot of fun riding that bike back then.
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    Purchased a Suly 1x1 rigid fork ($53). Bike doesn't have disk tabs, so I will just upgrade to Avid 7 brakes. Might change out chain and cassette and do some other things over the winter as a project.

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    I have a hardtail frame that's due for a rebuild in the coming months -- SS this time. I'm putting a rigid fork on it. Looking forward to the finished product.

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    I have a Surly 1X1 on my Giant Rainier. Best mod I've made.

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