Old 12-25-10, 11:23 AM
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Ha! I misread the post as well. It is always an interesting experiment to put a different fork on a bike.

Another suggestion would be to get a mountain bike that has a lockout fork and has the travel to make it comfortable for you and then put some smooth center tires on it. For years I road a bike with Kenda Kross Plus tires. They are smooth in the center and knobby on the sides. I'd put 75 lbs pressure in them for the road and dropped the pressure if I was doing to be on gravel for a long time. I had a rigid fork, with a suspension fork you may not need to drop the pressure. Simply unlock the suspension. The Kenda Kross Plus were 26X1.95, a little narrower than standard knobbies. They rolled really well on the pavement with 75 lbs in them. They are rated for 65, but never had any problems with them at 75.


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