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Old 10-14-11, 03:51 PM
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rigid fork for a hybrid

Lookin for a decent affordable ridged fork for my new Crosstrail disc. Any thoughts?
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I'm not sure what "affordable" means to you, but the Salsa CroMoto Grande Rigid 29r Fork will fit the bill. I believe your Crosstail has a 75mm-travel fork; the Salsa is suspension-corrected for an 80mm-travel fork, so that would work great.
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Originally Posted by mycoatl
I'm not sure what "affordable" means to you, but the Salsa CroMoto Grande Rigid 29r Fork will fit the bill. I believe your Crosstail has a 75mm-travel fork; the Salsa is suspension-corrected for an 80mm-travel fork, so that would work great.
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I'm a little concerned. I visited my LBS where I purchased the Crosstrail to tell them what I want to do. I also mention that I read about the need for a suspension- corrected fork. I got the look, they never heard of such a thing. He tells me he will call Specialized to research it. Guess we'll see.
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Originally Posted by ajbeck21
I'm a little concerned. I visited my LBS where I purchased the Crosstrail to tell them what I want to do. I also mention that I read about the need for a suspension- corrected fork. I got the look, they never heard of such a thing. He tells me he will call Specialized to research it. Guess we'll see.
I have done this twice with two of my Treks. It was cheaper than a new suspension fork and I don't need a suspension fork for my riding style anyway. Thankfully, my shop understands my Ludite tendancies.

I go with a Surly fork. I am not sure what a Crosstrail is but I use a Surly 1x1 fork. They can be purchased in 80mm or 100mm suspension correction. If the Crosstrail is a 29er, then look for another Surly fork, maybe a Karate Monkey fork? Make sure and check you axle-to-crown measurement when buying the new fork.

My last one was $68 for the fork (I run 26er with cantilever bosses only) plus parts and installation. I had them install it full length without cutting down the steering tube since my old fork was cut down really short and I wanted more height. I can always have them cut it down later if I decide I want it shorter.

https://surlybikes.com/parts/category/forks
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Oops. I just noticed it is a 700C fork. Maybe a Long Haul Trucker or Cross Check fork would work.
If you have discs, you may have to look elsewhere. I do not think Surly makes a 700C fork with disc mounts.
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Here are some possibilities:
https://www.amazon.com/Origin-Cromo-L...ef=pd_sbs_sg44
https://www.amazon.com/Nashbar-Disc-V...ef=pd_sbs_sg15
https://www.amazon.com/Origin8-Cromo-...ref=pd_sbs_sg5
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thanks but I don't think any of those are ''suspension-corrected''.
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I put a Surly Karate Monkey fork on my hybird. It's suspension corrected. Gives a beautiful ride, much better than the cheap and nasty suspension fork it replaced. Light too. They come in black which looked cool on my bike. I highly recommend the KM fork!

I just looked on the Surly site. They have now made the KM disc only. Mine is disc or rim. There is a new Surly bike called The Ogre which is disc or rim brake. But they don't have the fork by itself on their website. It would be worth sending them an email to ask for one if you have rim brakes. There is another one too called The Instigator but I can't see if it's 700c or 26"...

Hope this helps.
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