Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Mountain Biking
Reload this Page >

replacement fork for 1" headset bikes

Notices
Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

replacement fork for 1" headset bikes

Old 02-02-13, 05:37 AM
  #1  
Taxi Rob
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Bland Diego, CA
Posts: 182
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
replacement fork for 1" headset bikes

Anybody tried the Dimension replacement forks in general? How about the 700 cross fork for disc brakes with 26" wheels? How is the tire clearance?

What about suspension forks? Is it worth it to build up an RST 1" from scratch? It looks like there aren't many other 1" options...
Taxi Rob is offline  
Old 02-03-13, 12:18 AM
  #2  
mega69
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 16
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
A company called RST sells 1" steerer tube fork/shocks.
They sell the shock without the tube actually and you chose
what tube you want for it..they have 1" tubes availiable.

Also another upgrade is from a company called Dimension.
They sell a 1" to 1-1/8" quill adapter that fits inside the 1"
steerer tube but allows for the better 1-1/8" stems to be
used. Hope this helps.
mega69 is offline  
Old 02-03-13, 05:47 PM
  #3  
Taxi Rob
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Bland Diego, CA
Posts: 182
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by mega69 View Post
A company called RST sells 1" steerer tube fork/shocks.
They sell the shock without the tube actually and you chose
what tube you want for it..they have 1" tubes availiable.
I was looking for actual reviews and applications, but thanks for the info. Have you tried building an RST from scratch? Do they perform well? I'll try another forum for reviews of the Dimension cross fork...
Taxi Rob is offline  
Old 02-03-13, 06:21 PM
  #4  
mega69
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 16
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
No; i havent used an RST suspension fork. Most everything today are 1-1/8" with forks.
I just recalled reading elsewhere about RST selling basic suspension forks without
steerer tubes and the customer having the option to pick out the steerer tube to fit
ones needs...SR Suntour sells forks still with 1" steerer tubes as well. They arent professional
grade shocks but they are 100mm of travel and comparable to what comes on most lower
end bikes today from local hobby shops in the $400-$500.00 range but with a 1" steerer tube
; not 1-1/8".
mega69 is offline  
Old 02-03-13, 07:09 PM
  #5  
roccobike
Bike Junkie
 
roccobike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: South of Raleigh, North of New Hill, East of Harris Lake, NC
Posts: 9,568

Bikes: Specialized Tarmac, Specialized Roubaix, Giant OCR-C, Specialized Stumpjumper FSR, Stumpjumper Comp, 88 & 92Nishiki Ariel, 87 Centurion Ironman, 92 Paramount, 84 Nishiki Medalist

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 53 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
I've made the swap from rigid to sus on a MTB with a 1" head tube. It didn't work out that well. You have to determine if the frame you're working with was designed for a sus fork. I made the swap on a 1988 Nishiki Ariel (not the raised chainstay frame). The fork, a Suntour, worked out well but the fork changed some critical dimensions resulting in instability. When riding on asphault, the bike would no longer hold a line, requiring constantly holding on to the bars. I now use this bike only on gravel rails to trails where turning/handling is not an issue.
Not all frames react this way. I also have a 1992 Nishiki Ariel, with a 1 1/8 head converted from a rigid fork. It steers fine, very predictable. As for finding forks, you can sometimes find a sus fork with a 1" steer tube, used on ebay.
As for RST, their spring forks are very low entry level, but they are sturdy, just lack any rebound control and can get spongy.
BTW, be careful with how much travel on the fork you use. I only used a 40mm on the 88 Nishiki. These bikes were not meant for 100mm travel forks.
__________________
Roccobike BF Official Thread Terminator
roccobike is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
byrd48
Bicycle Mechanics
5
09-02-17 08:23 PM
mark2810
Bicycle Mechanics
5
10-10-14 09:41 AM
Nessism
Bicycle Mechanics
19
09-03-13 07:16 PM
saturnhr
Bicycle Mechanics
3
07-28-10 03:57 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.