Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Member trail_monkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Posts
    46
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    650b rigid Road fork

    is there anybody that makes a good carbon rigid fork for 650b tire size that has a straight steerer? I'm wanting to convert my mountain bike into a hybrid where I can ride it in road events and also ride the gravel roads and pea gravel trails around town. but since my frame will not take a tapered steerer there isn't a whole lot of carbon forks available in the mountain bike world for this thing because everything is being made with tapered steerers nowadays. so I thought maybe I could find a good rigid carbon fork with a straight steerer for a 650b tire and frame set. any thoughts?
    @

  2. #2
    Senior Member chriskmurray's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Colorado Springs
    My Bikes
    Borealis Echo, Ground Up Designs Ti Cross bike, Xtracycle, GT mod trials bike, pixie race machine
    Posts
    1,007
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Do you know what axle to crown length you need? You might be able to find a 26" fork that fits just fine assuming you are using disc brakes.

  3. #3
    Member trail_monkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Posts
    46
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I can't remember my numbers now. I used to know that. I want to say 490? I know I had a salsa cromoto Grande 29er fork on there before. And Jamis told me that axle to crown would be fine. I believe they said up to 500 was ok. the salsa fork is now on my single speed mountain bike so it's not available. I want to keep this bike flexible. I want to be able to ride rode rides with it but if on a whim I feel like entering a cross country race I would like to have the ability to throw my Nobbies back on the rims and go do that. So I don't want around fork that can't handle being off the road. on the other hand I have no intentions of jumping or dropping on this bike.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    141
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Poke around the Ritchey site. The first-gen P-650B used a straight steerer and there was a rigid fork available.

    Here: WCS Carbon Mountain Fork - 27.5/650b

  5. #5
    Member trail_monkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Posts
    46
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by austex View Post
    Poke around the Ritchey site. The first-gen P-650B used a straight steerer and there was a rigid fork available.

    Here: WCS Carbon Mountain Fork - 27.5/650b
    Thank you!
    @

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •