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Old 08-08-03, 02:40 PM
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29 inch suspention forks?

Hallo all,

I'd like to know which company makes a high-end, lightweight and/or strong 28" suspention fork? Preferably for serious XC riding. Is a fork from one of those 29" mountain bikes an option?

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Old 08-08-03, 04:06 PM
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Are you talking rims or forks? If youre talking forks, Im assuming 28" you mean the total height of it?

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28" is the rim (700c), normal RR size. But most 700c suspension forks I know are for touring and to weak for XC
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Too weak for XC? What kinda forks are you talking about? Even 63mm forks are just fine for XC. Shoot, even rigid forks are okay. Im confused by your question/statement.
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Old 08-08-03, 06:34 PM
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Marazocchi makes 29" specific forks, but thats it
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Old 08-08-03, 07:10 PM
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I want to know what kind of suspension fork I can use in my cyclocross bike to prepare it for a marathon. I don't have a mountainbike and I am used to the position on the CC bike.
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29" MTBs have 700c rims. you can use road tires on a 29" MTB rim. so yes, you probably could put a 29" MTB fork on your CX bike, and your tire would still fit. your handling might be screwed up if you don't already have a fork on your bike now. (It will turn slower, mostly)

also, what size head tube do you have? for most suspension forks, you need a 1 1/8 inch head tube.
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Old 08-09-03, 11:49 AM
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Originally posted by PeterG1185
Marazocchi makes 29" specific forks, but thats it
No no White Bros. and RST also make a 29" wheel fork. I am sure others will follow soon.
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Thanks for all the help. Phatman, I have a 1 1/8" head tube.
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Originally posted by Hunter
No no White Bros. and RST also make a 29" wheel fork. I am sure others will follow soon.
Well well well... learn something new everyday. I suspected RST made a 29" suspension fork but I didn't know White Bros. did. I just checked out the specs on the BW line from their webpage and they look sweet. Admittedly though, I don't think I'd ride a 29 incher. I think the frame to support it might end up being too big for me or I'd end up with some pretty strange geometry.
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