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Old 07-11-20, 07:47 PM
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Is this bike frame and fork compatible?

Im thinking about building a bike and I just wanted to make sure these are compatible. (https://www.amazon.com/Horquilla-sus...1-3&th=1&psc=1)
(https://northwestbicycle.com/product...hoCdUgQAvD_BwE)
Also, it says that the fork uses a QR but is 9mm wide, but a regular QR is 5mm wide and im using wheels that use QR. Is there a different type of QR?

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Old 07-11-20, 08:11 PM
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The wheels and suspension fork(not frame) will work fine together... Until the fork fails catastrophically while your jumping a curb. The fork is a really inexpensive copy of a Rockshox fork. Don't get me wrong, you get what you pay for, but if you don't want to invest the money in a quality suspension fork, then find a rigid steel disc ready fork. In the long run, you'll be happier and get to keep more of your teeth. Just one cyclists opinion...

Originally Posted by Akjam101 View Post
Im thinking about building a bike and I just wanted to make sure these are compatible. (https://www.amazon.com/Horquilla-sus...1-3&th=1&psc=1)
(https://northwestbicycle.com/product...hoCdUgQAvD_BwE)
Also, it says that the fork uses a QR but is 9mm wide, but a regular QR is 5mm wide and im using wheels that use QR. Is there a different type of QR?
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Old 07-11-20, 08:27 PM
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First, once you have bought a frame, make sure that the fork and frame are compatible. Then and only then do you start looking for wheels. Looks as if you are building your bike bass akwards
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The axle is not the same thing as the QR skewer - the axle is the short hollow stub that sits into the fork ends. The fork sits on that, not on the skewer itself. The axle could be 9mm diameter, and the 5mm QR inserts through the axle. Remove the skewer from the wheel, and the wheel will still sit into the fork (just don’t ride the bike like that!), because the fork is sitting on the axle

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Old 07-11-20, 11:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Edward1066 View Post
The wheels and suspension fork(not frame) will work fine together... Until the fork fails catastrophically while your jumping a curb. The fork is a really inexpensive copy of a Rockshox fork. Don't get me wrong, you get what you pay for, but if you don't want to invest the money in a quality suspension fork, then find a rigid steel disc ready fork. In the long run, you'll be happier and get to keep more of your teeth. Just one cyclists opinion...
thanks for the info, so the fork doesn't match the frame? also what suspension bike fork would you recommend then? one that would last me longer.
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Old 07-11-20, 11:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Litespud View Post
The axle is not the same thing as the QR skewer - the axle is the short hollow stub that sits into the fork ends. The fork sits on that, not on the skewer itself. The axle could be 9mm diameter, and the 5mm QR inserts through the axle. Remove the skewer from the wheel, and the wheel will still sit into the fork (just donít ride the bike like that!), because the fork is sitting on the axle
thanks, that cleared up my confusion.
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Old 07-11-20, 11:35 PM
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Originally Posted by alcjphil View Post
First, once you have bought a frame, make sure that the fork and frame are compatible. Then and only then do you start looking for wheels. Looks as if you are building your bike bass akwards
why aren't they compatible, the headtube is tapered and so is the fork. are there different types of tapered tubes?
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Originally Posted by Akjam101 View Post
so the fork doesn't match the frame?
What frame?

You haven't posted any info or photo of a frame.
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I didn’t see a frame mentioned in the thread.

When I built my first mountain bike, I research the frame and then used the recommended fork specs to find a fork. I also research forks, reviews, to find one that would work with the geometry of the frame and give me good bang for the buck.

But on a side note, even though it is tough to find bikes these days, especially at a reasonable price, building a bike will almost always cost more than buying a complete bicycle. You build a bike because you can’t buy one the way you want it.

Just the links you provided is setting you back $250 for low quality components. Where do you think this is going to end up $750? $1000? for a low end 26er.

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why aren't they compatible, the headtube is tapered and so is the fork. are there different types of tapered tubes?
Which head tube? Which frame? No information so far
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Originally Posted by 70sSanO View Post
Just the links you provided is setting you back $250 for low quality components. Where do you think this is going to end up $750? $1000? for a low end 26er.

Not to mention the tools needed to assemble it.
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