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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:00 pm 
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Hello,

As per title really. I have a Genesis iO fitted with a 100mm bouncy fork and I want to replace it with a rigid fork.

I'm thinking Salsa Cromoto but can't decide 425mm or 445mm.

Any other recommendations for a rigid steel fork also welcome.

Thanks all.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:11 pm 
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I think that I read somewhere that 420mm A to C is equivalent to an 80mm travel fork and 440mm is designed to replace 100mm fork.
Have you measured the A to C on your current forks?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:13 pm 
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The current fork is a suspension one therefore the work of the devil and I fear to touch it let alone measure it.

Also the bike is en route and not in the cave :lol:

Cheers,

Tad


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:00 am 
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I'll have a measure up on my cromoto's this eve Tad and let you know


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:06 am 
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445mm fork for sure - I think that Genesis offered a rigid fork of the same length at one time....or still do.

Cromotos are definitely a good choice as well, I have two bikes fitted with them and they're lovely - light enough, track well and still have mudguard mounts, what's not to like :)


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:14 pm 
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Yep, 445mm!!!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:03 pm 
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Wonderful, time to find me a set of 445s.

Makster, are yours for sale? :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:49 pm 
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I'd steer clear (see what I did there?) of the Genesis forks - they're harsher than a very harsh thing.
Salsa Cromotos on the other hand are very nice.....


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:05 pm 
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Tad wrote:
Wonderful, time to find me a set of 445s.

Makster, are yours for sale? :lol:


Sorry Tad, I'm keeping mine!
They're fantastic forks 8)


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