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Old 03-08-10, 12:51 AM   #1
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Any new 20" suspension forks in the works?

There's three suspension forks that work on 20" wheeled recumbents: the Spinner GRIND, the Meks Carbon AC, and the White Bros. RC80.

Problem is, the Spinner is junk, the Meks has a very tall carbon crown that interferes with frame tubes, and the White Bros. is air/oil so expensive and high maintenance.

Are there any rumors of a new 20" coil/oil fork being made? Are there any old but good coil/oil forks that can be adapted to work with 20" wheels?
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i'm not a serious biker so i don't know how well this will work for you (i think it's just a little spring in it). i have a fork for a 16" that i'm using a 20" wheel on. it works if the tire is no more than 20x1.5. i need to have the brake attactment points moved or get brave enough to try it myself, but overall it seems like a good deal.

here's one on a semi recumbent cruiser i'm working on, but i have another for the someday full on recumbent i want to do.



check ebay for seller lixandria. they go pretty cheap if no one bids. she's in canada so the shipping is a little higher, but still a good deal.
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There's three suspension forks that work on 20" wheeled recumbents: the Spinner GRIND, the Meks Carbon AC, and the White Bros. RC80.

Problem is, the Spinner is junk, the Meks has a very tall carbon crown that interferes with frame tubes, and the White Bros. is air/oil so expensive and high maintenance.

Are there any rumors of a new 20" coil/oil fork being made? Are there any old but good coil/oil forks that can be adapted to work with 20" wheels?
How about one specifically for recumbents:
http://www.recumbentparts.com/detail...-inch-406.html
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Well, in the four years since I posted, this, Spinner's build quality seems to have improved a LOT. They seem to have anodized stanchions... and seals!


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Not new, but worthy of mentioning , because it's unique .. leading link swing arm .

M-Gineering custom framebuilding
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Not new, but worthy of mentioning , because it's unique .. leading link swing arm .

M-Gineering custom framebuilding
Very cool.
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