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EJ123 05-01-12 08:56 AM

Slapping a rigid fork on my fuel?
 
So I'm moving back to TX and plan to mostly commuting. Since my old fork was stolen I am looking for a cheap replacement. Are 80mm suspension corrected rigid forks OK to put on a supposed-to-be 100mm bike? I thought I read years back there's a plus/minus 20mm rule on this scenario.

Just want to double check and hear recommendations of rigid forks (80-130$)

samburger 05-01-12 09:26 AM

I'm no expert, but my frame was built around 120mm & when I built it up I went with a 150mm AM fork. No problems for me thus far.

Mexican Street Dog 05-02-12 05:07 PM

I have a Kona P2 fork on my bike, it works great. It was $60-70?

cryptid01 05-02-12 06:43 PM

If you do this plus that single cog / 3 chainring setup you asked about recently you had better post up some pics.

commo_soulja 05-03-12 02:30 AM

Isn't the Trek Fuel a full suspension bike? why put a rigid fork on it???

ed 05-03-12 08:19 AM


Originally Posted by cryptid01 (Post 14173284)
If you do this plus that single cog / 3 chainring setup you asked about recently you had better post up some pics.

A be sure to put a 25mm slick on some 32mm wide rims while you're at it.

samburger 05-04-12 07:17 AM

This is going to be an interesting bike for sure.

EJ123 05-07-12 12:14 PM


Originally Posted by commo_soulja (Post 14174509)
Isn't the Trek Fuel a full suspension bike? why put a rigid fork on it???

1) It's cheap
2) I just need it to exercise on paved pathways.

dminor 05-07-12 12:24 PM


Originally Posted by samburger (Post 14179749)
This is going to be an interesting bike for sure.

As in a can't-stop-staring-at-the-train-wreck kinda way . . . .

cryptid01 05-07-12 02:04 PM


Originally Posted by dminor (Post 14191761)
As in a can't-stop-staring-at-the-train-wreck kinda way . . . .

I remember one of EJ's bikes from a few years back - he had so much preload cranked into the rear suspension it was in a state of permanent coilbind.

EJ123 05-07-12 04:11 PM


Originally Posted by cryptid01 (Post 14192238)
I remember one of EJ's bikes from a few years back - he had so much preload cranked into the rear suspension it was in a state of permanent coilbind.

The Trek Bruiser 3? That POS split right down the middle. How do you think I got the fuel ;)


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