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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:44 pm 
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Currently got a 99 FSR that does the XC stuff perfectly well for me, been doing a fair amount of canal tow path/road work recently, and want to start biking to work, so have justified the purchase of a 2000 Stumpjumper M2 frame :roll:

Plan is to transfer my old FSR wheels + v brakes over, im toying with the idea of putting a rigid fork on (P2?) - any idea what length i need to compensate for the OE forks?

The other idea is to drop the front to two rings, as i dont really use the granny ring - do i have to change BB and crank to do this?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:38 pm 
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Im not sure but I guess 2000 that the axle crown would be for 100mm fork for a stumpie, never a long travel machine, so you'd be looking at 430mm.

Will be super light with project 2s. Give it a go.

Not sure on a 2 up front arrangement. Think your cranks and all are fine, just need fine tuning. Might be worth googling, sure bikeradar will have some threads on this.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:22 pm 
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Bikepedia says 80mm fork (Manitou SX-r) which sounds about right. Sure the frame would be happy with 100mm too though.

As far as rigid fork selection, I tried a P2 on my M2 and didn't think it suited it as the fork blades looked too skinny next to the MMC tubes. Just my opinion mind. :?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:30 pm 
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the surly 1x1 fork has a nice girth to it. :idea:


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:29 pm 
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Good call on the P2's, had looked at On-one carbon or RC31's but not sure i can justify the cost at the mo.
Surlys look good, poss a tad long at 453mm but they look a good option, On-One CroMo's look nice and beefy, bit short at 420mm maybe, both getting a bit weighty - still loads lighter than suspension tho.

Found a good guide on bikeradar for the cranks as well, cheers


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:54 am 
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I found a pair of P2 jump forks that I think fit quite well. They weigh a fair bit more than my TB P2s, but as you say, still lighter than any suspension fork I've had. :wink:

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:24 am 
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Think that stumpys look better with curved forks, although the post above looks good. Normal p2s are too skinny. What about cannondale pepperonis?


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