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Old 10-27-09, 06:24 PM
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Question about discs.

Plain and simple.
Do disc brakes require a straight blade fork?
If so, why?
I'm just curious.
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Originally Posted by Amani576 View Post
Plain and simple.
Do disc brakes require a straight blade fork?
If so, why?
I'm just curious.
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Nope.
Plain enough?
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Yep. It just seems like that's all they come with nowadays...
But then again I guess that's just modern aesthetics.
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Quite a few cross forks are curved and also have discs. I think the straight fork thing is just that they have proliferated in the first place: while it is hardly a big point it is easier to join a mount to a straight fork. Many really hyper beefy fork blades are straight.
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Originally Posted by Peterpan1 View Post
Quite a few cross forks are curved and also have discs. I think the straight fork thing is just that they have proliferated in the first place: while it is hardly a big point it is easier to join a mount to a straight fork. Many really hyper beefy fork blades are straight.
True. But if it's for an all-round city bike, or rand bike one wants/is styling in a classic fashion, a straight blade fork just kills it. Thanks for the responses.
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