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What length rigid fork to replace 100mm bouncy one
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Author:  Tad [ Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:00 pm ]
Post subject:  What length rigid fork to replace 100mm bouncy one

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.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: What length rigid fork to replace 100mm bouncy one

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?

Author:  Tad [ Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: What length rigid fork to replace 100mm bouncy one

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

Author:  makster [ Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:00 am ]
Post subject:  Re: What length rigid fork to replace 100mm bouncy one

I'll have a measure up on my cromoto's this eve Tad and let you know

Author:  mynchiboy [ Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:06 am ]
Post subject:  Re: What length rigid fork to replace 100mm bouncy one

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 :)

Author:  JamesM [ Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:14 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: What length rigid fork to replace 100mm bouncy one

Yep, 445mm!!!

Author:  Tad [ Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: What length rigid fork to replace 100mm bouncy one

Wonderful, time to find me a set of 445s.

Makster, are yours for sale? :lol:

Author:  Andy R [ Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: What length rigid fork to replace 100mm bouncy one

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.....

Author:  makster [ Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: What length rigid fork to replace 100mm bouncy one

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)

Author:  Tad [ Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: What length rigid fork to replace 100mm bouncy one

:evil:

Author:  makster [ Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:12 am ]
Post subject:  Re: What length rigid fork to replace 100mm bouncy one

Tad wrote:
:evil:


Mine are the shorter ones anyway, for 80mm correction

Author:  Tad [ Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: What length rigid fork to replace 100mm bouncy one

That's OK then :lol:

Author:  samsbike [ Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: What length rigid fork to replace 100mm bouncy one

Being thick but would this mean that I would have a full steerer as well?

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