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Slapping a rigid fork on my fuel?

Old 05-01-12, 08:56 AM
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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$)
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Old 05-01-12, 09:26 AM
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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.
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Old 05-02-12, 05:07 PM
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I have a Kona P2 fork on my bike, it works great. It was $60-70?
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If you do this plus that single cog / 3 chainring setup you asked about recently you had better post up some pics.
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Isn't the Trek Fuel a full suspension bike? why put a rigid fork on it???
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Originally Posted by cryptid01 View Post
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.
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This is going to be an interesting bike for sure.
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Originally Posted by commo_soulja View Post
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.
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Originally Posted by samburger View Post
This is going to be an interesting bike for sure.
As in a can't-stop-staring-at-the-train-wreck kinda way . . . .
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Originally Posted by dminor View Post
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.
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Originally Posted by cryptid01 View Post
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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