Old 04-20-16, 02:50 PM
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That bike was designed for a rigid fork. You won't find a 29r fork worth having with an axle-to-crown measurement that doesn't rake up the front end and slacken the head angle. That will affect how the bike handles.

Then you have to worry about clearance of the fork under the top tube. Suspension forks are wider and may contact the down tube when you turn (this used to be an issue with 29rs) Looking at that frame it may be an issue with some forks.

And if you use it primarily on the road, are you going to lock up the fork most of the time? Some forks are sensitive to that.

To summ it up: yes, you can do it but it isn't a good idea.
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