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 Post subject: 430mm rigid forks ??????
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:03 pm 
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Any one know if there are 430mm rigid forks available not too expensive.......they all seem to be 420 / 440mm


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Erm...10mm will hardly be noticed surely


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:28 pm 
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Salsa do 425mm. Vicious do 437mm . Nowt in between that I know of.

AS Carl says, you won't notice 5mm, or even 10.


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5mm no, 10mm i can feel in the steering, 10mm is actually quite a lot to raise a head angle (just my opinion of course).........sure i've seen englehart ??? at 430..........had some Salsa that were 5mm more than advertised.......just trying to remenber if their 425 actuallt measures 430mm ? c or crown to c of axel as some measure it slighly differently.


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Englehart? Do you mean Chris Igleheart?
If you feel it in the steering change the stem...honestly do not think it is such an issue but it is your ride. :wink:


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sorry jacking a head tube up 10mm is quite a change to the head angle and the way a bike handles, dialing in or subtracting 10mm travel off a wind down fork can be felt by most people. Changing the stem would not be a suitable solution.

Think it was Salsa that was actuallt 430mm but advertised as 425.....it's the way they measure them i think.


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It's more likely to be the way you measure them. Salsa forks are exactly as they describe them, which is more than I could say for most steel forks I've tried.
What offset are you after?


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Turning this backwards how do you know that this frame needs this size fork - what make of frame is it?

What fork was the original fitment?


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Try a tyre with a smaller rolling circumferance? :D


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Grannygrinder wrote:
Try a tyre with a smaller rolling circumferance? :D


:lol: :lol: :lol:


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