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Old 05-28-11, 11:46 AM   #1
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Mountain Handlebar Width and 29er Suspension Forks

What kind of handling can I expect from a 50cm handlebar? It's definitely shorter than what is typical, I believe.

Also, is there a Fox 29er fork or a RockShox Reba 29er fork that supports v-brakes? Can't seem to find one online. If not, then what's a quality 29er suspension fork that does support a v-brake?
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50cm = 19.6 inches Are you sure that's the correct size? That's hella narrow even for a xc ww racer-type who typically run around 24 inch wide handlebars. I run 26 1/2" and 28" bars on my 29ers.

I can't recall any 29er suspension fork than have v-brake posts. Any reason you'd want a v-brake over a disc?
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50cm = 19.6 inches Are you sure that's the correct size? That's hella narrow even for a xc ww racer-type who typically run around 24 inch wide handlebars. I run 26 1/2" and 28" bars on my 29ers.

I can't recall any 29er suspension fork than have v-brake posts. Any reason you'd want a v-brake over a disc?
Yeah, they're short handlebars--just under 20 inches. I decided to use the bike in question for a sidewalk bike, though, and make another mountain bike entirely.

As far as brakes, the front wheel didn't have a disc hub and I didn't want to have to buy a new hub and rebuild the wheel.
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If not, then what's a quality 29er suspension fork that does support a v-brake?

Good luck with that. It's like looking for a luxury car made in the past 20 years that is carbureted instead of fuel injected.

Is there a reason why you need a "quality" suspension fork for a sidewalk bike?
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Good luck with that. It's like looking for a luxury car made in the past 20 years that is carbureted instead of fuel injected.

Is there a reason why you need a "quality" suspension fork for a sidewalk bike?
Nope, I don't need it anymore now that I designated it a sidewalk bike. I decided to build a 26" mountain bike so now I'll be looking for a quality 26" fork, which should be much much easier.
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