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Old 05-18-16, 11:14 AM
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Rigid Fork To Replace Suspension Fork

Currently, my Kona Fire Mountain (2012) has a RockShox XC28 100mm w/Turnkey but it's dying.

I'd like to replace it with a suspension corrected rigid fork.

Any suggestions on brand, model, and where to purchase?

Thanks!
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Old 05-18-16, 11:28 AM
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Surly offers suspension corrected forks. Any LBS that uses QBP can order one for you, and you can buy them online as well.
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As an alternative- I got an adjustable damping fork with remote lockout on aliexpress for less than $200. SO far the Suntour seems to work quite well. Much better thAN THE OLD ROCKSHOX. (darn caps lock!)

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You got some sag by sitting, with your weight on the bars,

then measure the axle to fork crown race and the rake/offset ..

matching whats on there now ... and the steering feel will be similar.. Shop the dimensions ..
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As you have a Kona would first look for some Project 2 forks, as they are from Kona, they have been around for ages and are well regarded. They may take a bit of hunting (ebay, craigslist etc) but should work well with your bike
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Is this what you mean?

Bikeman Kona Project 2, 26" Mountain Fork, 440, Disc Only

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Yes, only right a Kona should have a Kona fork
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Ordered. Thank you for the help!
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Again, thank you for all the help!

I hope this post will help someone in the future.

Summary of Kona Fire Mountain (2012) Rigid Fork Conversion:

SpeedEZ ATB (used with front suspension)
http://ecom1.planetbike.com/7016.html
Purchased: Amazon.com

Conversion Parts:

Kona Project 2, 26" Mountain Fork, 440, Disc Only
Purchased: Bikeman Kona Project 2, 26" Mountain Fork, 440, Disc Only
- Cut and installed by LBS - Sprocket Cycles

Adjustable Stem
- Purchased and installed by LBS - Sprocket Cycles

Fender Flute
Problem Solvers
Self installed.
- Purchased: Problem Solvers Fender Flute: fits fender on tall fork - Modern Bike

Planet Bike Hardcore ATB Fender Hardware Kit
Self installed.
- Purchased: ATB Fender Hardware Kit



P.S. One picture is sideways but appears normal on my PC. I don't know how to fix that.
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