I purchased a barely used Trek T900 on Craigslist and made some upgrades to see if my eight year old and I would enjoy riding single track together. We love it! The bike has been solid and we are able to keep up with the singles(passing some), however as some of you predicted we found the limits of the bike quickly(ground clearance). I recently purchased a 29er single which I find superior to the 26. I'd like a rigid Fandango 29er but I've reached my yearly new bike quota. I found a SunRyno 48 Hole 29er rim and thought of matching it to a Surly rigid fork. Any thoughts on increased ground clearence and possible toe overlap. Thanks
1997 TREK 6500, 1998 KLEIN Mantra Race, 2004 KONA dew (SOLD),2006 SCOTT SUB (SOLD),2008 GIANT OCR (SOLD), 2006 TREK T900
are you thinking of using the surly instigator fork? i looked at this one when i owned a T900, the steertube is not long enough. i suggest that you try Cannondales Fatty fork for 700c wheels, it has enough steertube length for the T900. also, you may want to explore the disc brake option on the rear and there may even be a chance to fit a 29er there. i believe there is enough room for toe overlap, i ended up selling the T900 before trying a 700c or 29er wheelset.