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New fork for eighth inch scrambler

Old 11-09-11, 03:17 PM
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New fork for eighth inch scrambler

I want to run some 32c Gatorskins on my scrambler. The rear fits fine but the front does not clear the brake.

I am considering just getting a new fork that accommodates wider tires instead of trying to guess which caliper will clear (also that fork is really heavy) but I'm not sure what to go with.

Can someone recommend me an affordable 1 1/8" fork with fender eyelets that takes a road caliper and will fit 32+ with no problem?
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I have not seen it but I think the All City big block track fork clears 32 with a brake. One of the All City dudes rides his with CX tires all winter with brakes. If you want fender eyelets, just pick up an old road fork off the CL or a bike co-op. Most older forks from non-race frames should clear a 32.
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Old 11-10-11, 11:07 AM
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Keep in mind that most road forks will most likely have more rake than your stock fork, which will affect handling.
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