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What type of suspension fork on an e-utility bike ?

Old 03-10-20, 06:22 PM
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What type of suspension fork on an e-utility bike ?

What type of suspension fork do you recommend for an eBike that's used for utility .
Mostly a grocery getter but also used to carry stuff .
700c tires ; 28 x 2.15 .
Bike has a rear rack and 2 panniers .
So , coil or air ? Any specific model ?
Currently running the stock coil fork w/60mm travel and heavy duty spring ; looking to upgrade .
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What’s lacking in the fork you have, and what do you want to spend? What steerer size, brake style, and axle style does it have
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What’s lacking in the fork you have, and what do you want to spend? What steerer size, brake style, and axle style does it have
It's a very basic new bike entry level coil suspension fork ; heavy , no way to fine tune , too much bob , slow to respond , ect .
Spend ? , Up to $300 .
Disc Brake , Quick Release Axle , 28.6mm Steerer
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Options are limited, most fancier bikes with suspension forks are thru axle, tapered head tube. But disc is good. What size wheels/tires? Suntour forks can be upgraded with damping cartridges and firmer or softer springs. Rock Shox makes the Paragon for hybrids with 700c tires.
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Options are limited, most fancier bikes with suspension forks are thru axle, tapered head tube. But disc is good. What size wheels/tires? Suntour forks can be upgraded with damping cartridges and firmer or softer springs. Rock Shox makes the Paragon for hybrids with 700c tires.
Tires are 28 x 2.15 . I've been looking at the Rock Shox Paragon .
So , Rock Shox or Suntour ?
Air or coil ?
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Paragon has a Max Tire width of 45mm . (on 700c)

I think a good quality short travel coil fork with lock out that accepts wider tires is what I want .
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