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Old 09-24-15, 05:49 PM
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Suspension corrected

what is meant by "suspension corrected"? Does it just mean a rigid fork?
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Old 09-24-15, 08:10 PM
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Suspension corrected

It is a rigid fork with added height to yield the same or similiar head angle as a sagged suspension fork.
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Old 09-25-15, 08:40 AM
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Yup, it's a term to describe a bike (currently with a rigid fork) with the proper geometry to equip a suspension fork if desired. The frame and fork are taller.

You can usually tell because there will be a couple inches of dead space between the tire and fork crown on a "suspension-corrected" rigid fork.

A frame/fork that isn't "suspension-corrected" would get its geometry messed up if you put a taller suspension fork on it.
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Originally Posted by Tim_Iowa View Post
A frame/fork that isn't "suspension-corrected" would get its geometry messed up if you put a taller suspension fork on it.
I used correction to my advantage once. Bought an old 26er frame designed for 80mm travel. Put on a rigid fork corrected for 100mm travel. The resulting slightly slacker head angle has made the bike one of my all-time favorites.
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Old 09-25-15, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by JonathanGennick View Post
I used correction to my advantage once. Bought an old 26er frame designed for 80mm travel. Put on a rigid fork corrected for 100mm travel. The resulting slightly slacker head angle has made the bike one of my all-time favorites.
Most bike upto the mid/late 90's technically need suspension corrected forks, as they were designed for 40-60mm forks, but as #JonathanGennick experienced, it often made the bikes handle better by sticking a slightly longer fork on than originally spec'd.

For modern bikes (post 2000) it's not really applicable, as frames were designed for suspension forks initially,
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Old 09-25-15, 11:18 AM
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Suspension corrected

Mine was merely a 20mm difference. 2004 Gary Fisher frame that was originally built with an 80 mm fork. I don't like to stray too far from the original design parameters.
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Old 09-25-15, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by jimc101 View Post
Most bike upto the mid/late 90's technically need suspension corrected forks, as they were designed for 40-60mm forks, but as #JonathanGennick experienced, it often made the bikes handle better by sticking a slightly longer fork on than originally spec'd.
Hmm, I wonder if that was the genesis of the modern movement to a slacker head tube angle. 71 degrees was the norm, and now 68-69 is common.

Originally Posted by jimc101 View Post
For modern bikes (post 2000) it's not really applicable, as frames were designed for suspension forks initially,
Some modern "in-betweener" or "adventure" bikes are offered with sus-corrected forks, and some aren't. For example, I understand that the 1G Salsa Fargo was not sus-corrected, where the 2G Fargo was (due to customer request).
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gracias.
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