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    Crossbike with supsension...Possible?

    Greetings guys,
    I was just wondering if it was possible and sane to create a single speed cross bike with a suspension fork?

    Thanks
    -Peter

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    yep - sr suntour make a 700c fork there are other manufacturers as well. Google 700c suspension.

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    How do you jump logs with a sus fork? As you lift the front to clear the obstacle, the fork expands.

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    You could always run a 26" front wheel. Bit of a frankenstein, but it would work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelW
    How do you jump logs with a sus fork? As you lift the front to clear the obstacle, the fork expands.
    I'm guessing the same way mountain bikers jump logs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelW
    How do you jump logs with a sus fork? As you lift the front to clear the obstacle, the fork expands.
    push down to compress the suspension before lifting the front. The upward spring of the fork gives you a bit of a boost, too. As darkmother said, the same way that mountainbikers do.

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    You could try a Marzochi '29er mx comp fork, I did and it's a done deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmwun54
    You could try a Marzochi '29er mx comp fork, I did and it's a done deal.
    What wheelset did you use?

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    It has absolutely nothing to do with cyclocross

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timo
    It has absolutely nothing to do with cyclocross
    Yeah, I guess you'd better sell your bike.

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    Because?

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    Quote Originally Posted by simplyred
    Greetings guys,
    I was just wondering if it was possible and sane to create a single speed cross bike with a suspension fork?

    Thanks
    -Peter
    Peter- My quandry is: if you're going to put a suspension fork on your cross bike, why not go all the way to a mountain bike? Questions of genre asside, what are you hoping to gain? I mean no criticism by this question - as a newbie, I simply seek to understand.

    -Stove

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stove
    Peter- My quandry is: if you're going to put a suspension fork on your cross bike, why not go all the way to a mountain bike? Questions of genre asside, what are you hoping to gain? I mean no criticism by this question - as a newbie, I simply seek to understand.

    -Stove
    I am a newbie too to cycling in general..
    I still have yet to discern what goes where... so that's why I asked the question... possbility and functionality...

    I've bought a road bike and now am thinking of a second ^^

    Cyclocross seems to do it for me as a rainy day and terrain bike... I don't do hucks or stunts

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    simplyred... a cyclo-cross bike can be whatever you want it to be. it can have 26" wheels and flat bars or disc brakes and suspension or moustache bars and a fixed gear or 700c wheels and aero bars or panniers and a pogo seatpost or two wheels or one or three.

    cyclo-cross is whatever you want to call cyclo-cross. commuting is cyclo-cross. mountain biking is cyclo-cross. touring is cyclo-cross. bmx is cyclo-cross. grass track racing is cyclo-cross. road cycling is cyclo-cross.

    cyclo-cross is anything you want to do with any bike. or without a bilke at all.

    thus any bike is a cyclo-cross bike and anything that you do, including creating a single speed cross bike with a suspension fork, is cyclo-cross.

    hope that clears everything up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velocipedio
    simplyred... a cyclo-cross bike can be whatever you want it to be. it can have 26" wheels and flat bars or disc brakes and suspension or moustache bars and a fixed gear or 700c wheels and aero bars or panniers and a pogo seatpost or two wheels or one or three.

    cyclo-cross is whatever you want to call cyclo-cross. commuting is cyclo-cross. mountain biking is cyclo-cross. touring is cyclo-cross. bmx is cyclo-cross. grass track racing is cyclo-cross. road cycling is cyclo-cross.

    cyclo-cross is anything you want to do with any bike. or without a bilke at all.

    thus any bike is a cyclo-cross bike and anything that you do, including creating a single speed cross bike with a suspension fork, is cyclo-cross.

    hope that clears everything up.
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