Surly Cross Check w/ Long Haul Trucker Fork
1.) Anybody done it?
2.) What's it end up like?
3.) Does the trucker fork have the same tire clearance?
4.) Post a pic?
Playing with the traffic
I'm not sure that this makes sense, why bother?
Originally Posted by dayvan cowboy
LHT forks on my Cross Check
Search bugly64's posts or, better yet, pm him.
For the rack mounts, I presume.
Originally Posted by jetbike
I have a Surly Cross-Check and I had considered replacing the front fork with the LHT fork. I asked Surly about it and they recommended that I not replace the fork since it will mess with the handling. The two forks aren't very different in their geometry so I don't think it would make much if any difference. I think there was someone else besides bugly64 who had replaced their CC fork with the LHT fork and they didn't notice any difference in the handling.
I ended up keeping the Cross-Check fork and going with the Tubus Fork Mounting Kit since I was using a Tara rack. I ordered it from Wayne at The Touring Store at his recommendation and I have never been happier. When I talked with him on the phone he said that he had outfitted more than a dozen CCs with these things and has only heard good things from his customers. If you follow the link below, the mounting kit I am talking about is the fourth item down. This is a cheaper solution and I think that it is just as strong and might actually be stronger.
I doubt you'd even notice the fork change after 10 minutes of riding.
I use the same Tubus fork mounting clamps as Kabir424. I'd recommend this or a similar clamping solution instead of changing the fork.