Usually means the front fork, where the front wheel sits. Can also mean the rear fork, a part of the frame.

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Pros and cons of single-sided forks (Cannondale Lefty)?

Looks like they save some weight, but how do they have a better strength/weight ratio than a traditional two legged fork? With the single-legged fork the fork and axle must resist huge bending all ...
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Fox Float CTD Evolution vs Fox Float CTD Performance

What is the difference between Fox Float CTD Evolution and Fox Float CTD Performance? Except that one is most expensive and better? I mean real difference...
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What kind of fork could i fit on my bike

What's the max amount of travel you guys think i could install on this kind of frame geometry? I have the same bike as the image. It comes with a suntour 100mm fork and a really stiff rear shock ...
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what is difference between remote lockout and hydraulic lockout?

hey does anybody know if a hydraulic lockout can be used with a remote? like if a bicycle has an option of remote lockout. does that mean the remote has been added to mechanical or hydraulic ...
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Are curved aluminum forks safe?

This is an entry-level road bike made by "Upland", a Chinese company. That fork is aluminum. You usually only see steel (and sometimes carbon) forks curved like that. The only reason you would ...
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What is Speed Lockout on a SUNTOUR fork?

Looking at entry level SR SunTour suspension forks, there are the options of "MLO" - mechanical lockout "HLO" - hydraulic lockout "RL" - remote lockout Now, mechanical and hydraulic lockout is ...
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Disc brake rotor size and forks strength

I have been told that every fork has a maximum rotor size characteristic. For example, for my $75 Suntour this is listed as 185mm. The explaination that I have been given for this limitation is that ...
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Is it safe to ride with bent fork?

My bicycle went from this when I bought it: To this when I crashed (note the front fork bent where it attaches to the stem; front wheel almost touches the down tube): Update: Just looked at the ...
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When should I use lockout feature on my fork?

I have a trekking bike with a 63mm fork which has a lockout feature enabling the control of the suspension. Can you explain when should I lock the fork, in what position and why? One obvious example ...
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Giant OverDrive road fork replacement

I've got a Giant Revolt with a OverDrive tapered steerer (1 1/8-inch top to 1 1/4-inch bottom), and am thinking about replacing the fork with a shock. If I used a shock with a 1 1/8-inch non-tapered ...
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Rebound doesn't work on a Rock Shox Recon Air

On my Trek Fuel Ex6 I have a Rock Shox Recon Air fork with rebound valve. The valve has a 2,5mm allen key for adjustment, but it seems broken. The Trek Suspension Setup Guide tells me to set the ...
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Fork leaking oil?

After finishing my last two rides on my second hand bought bike, I've noticed both stanchions appear as if they are leaking oil Could it be just WD residues or excess suspension oil?
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How to fit forks to fixie frame [closed]

I have just ordered a fixie frame with no forks. I will need to order a set of forks and cut them correctly (to the right size) so I can install my headset. Are there any tips/ tutorials on how to ...
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Cantilever brakes for older narrow fork bosses (55mm)?

I have an 80s cyclocross frame I am restoring. The fork's cantilever bosses are spaced at 55mm - much narrower than the modern standard (around 70mm I believe). I tried to fit a pair of Tektro ...
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What is the ideal travel for dual crown fork?

I'm planning to have my fork upgraded. Currently I am using Suntour XCM with 100mm travel. I'm reading a lot of MTB forums and a lot of them are telling that you may break the head tube if you use ...
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Suspension leakage

I've bought some second hand forks online, rockshox recon gold (2012 I believe) to be precise, and when they arrived there's a bit of oil on the right leg, looks as though it's come from the lock out ...
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I'm looking for a 700c disc fork. Integrated headset and fender eyelets [closed]

I want to upgrade my winter bike to a disc front. I cannot find a 700c integrated headset fork with disc mounts and fender eyelets. It needs to handle 35cm tires (so, yeah, a 29er fork will probably ...
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Is it possible/sensible to add a suspension fork to an old mountain bike?

I have a ~1993 Giant mountain bike. It's not great, but I am a very new and casual rider. The bike has a solid fork and it makes for the predictable rough trail ride. The trails are generally ...
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Preload Adjuster Use on SR Suntour XCM

I've got an SR Suntour XCM HLO 27.5" 100mm travel that comes with my bike. It has preload adjuster on the left and lock on the right. What I wonder is how to properly adjust the fork ...
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How much play in a spring suspension fork is normal or safe?

I have (had) a basic Suntour spring fork on my hybrid and when I took it into the bike shop a couple months ago I was told the fork was excessively worn and needed to be replaced. Long story short I ...
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Is this issue possibly related to a defective damper? (Fox Evolution 2013)

I have a 2013 Fox Evolution fork on my bike (bought new by me) that is subject to recall due to some forks having defective dampers. I've been riding with a suspension fork since 1996, and I have ...
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2015 Fox RC2 160/36 (650b) fork - negative air pressure problem

As far as I can tell after speaking with 2 different Fox Service technicians, nobody seems to know why their forks have this well-known problem with negative air pressure increasing and migrating, and ...
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Replacement Forks for Giant Roam 2 2012

I would like to find an as similar as possible replacement fork for my 2012 Giant Roam 2. (They have rusted over time). The full spec of the bike is here: ...
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The front tire of my Huffy 3 speed rubs against the right fork as it spins

The front tire of my Huffy 3 speed rubs against the right fork when it spins.
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MTB front suspension sounds like rusty trampoline

I have an old GT i-drive 3.0 from like 2001, it has a Judy Rockshox fork on the front. I imagine its never been serviced (I bought it used) and it's starting to sound like a symphony of rusty ...
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Retrofit lockout for a suspension fork?

I am new for cycling. I am searching for bikes on which I will ride mostly on roads, but also on terrains/mountains occasionally. After doing a few researches online, I finally decided to buy a hybrid ...
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Is it safe to remove “lawyer tabs” on a carbon fork?

Is it safe to file off the "lawyer lips" - the little tabs on the end of the fork dropouts - on my carbon road fork? What about cyclocross forks? I've heard it's "common sense" to remove them...
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I self serviced my front-suspension - now its not bottoming out

So to clarify, I followed the instructions from RockShox about how to service my front-suspension. Serviced both my upper and lower legs. Swapped some of the o-rings and seals. Added the designated ...
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Brand new Trek X-Caliber 7 - RockShox 30 Silver lockout not working

I just bought a brand new bike fitted with RockShox 30 Silver front forks and took it for a ride on disused railway gravel cycle track. The lockout dial does not seem to do anything. This is my first ...
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Why do modern mountain bike forks no longer use boots on fork stanchions?

Why do modern mountain bike forks no longer use boots on fork stanchions? Older mountain bikes used to have them on the forks, and lefty and headshocks still do. Why have these fallen out of fashion ...
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Is front-suspension a false-economy for cheaper bikes?

I'm a 30 year old male looking to purchase my first non-department store bike. I haven't biked in more than a couple years. My use-case is 90% asphalt (inner-city, occasional low-speed highway) and ...
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SR Suntour Fork Disassembly - No Screw/Bolt near Dropouts / Giant Sedona LX 2005

I have a Giant Sedona LX... probably from 2005 (?) with an SR Suntour fork on it. Magnesium... I'm trying to disassemble the fork to inspect whether it is rusted (and will be tossed as it is not ...
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Is it possible to replace a 1 1/8 steering tube with a 1"?

I have a 94 Giant ATX. Threaded 1 inch steeering tube. I need a shorter stem, and would also like to install a suspension fork. Is it doable? Could I take a modern suspension fork, heat the crown, ...
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Suntour xctV2 appaeared to be locked in place and have no movement at all

I'm new to suspension on bike and if I put all my weight down on the suspension it doesn't go down? It's a used Specialized Hardrock. Only paid £230 for it. All other parts brand new, literally ...
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Tapered suspension fork on a 2003 Surly Karate Monkey frame

Is there any way I can run a modern tapered 1 1/2" to 1 1/8" tapered suspension fork on a 2003 Surly Karate Monkey (Original frame style with V-brake and Disc Brake Mounts). I think it only works with ...
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How does riding on bumpy road while suspension fork locked and without slow down effects?

Is urban riding on bumpy road while suspension fork locked and without slow down harming to my bike or me? I don't care about my comfort so much. I don't want to slow down or to lose energy.
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Hitting bumps on a locked out suspension fork

I just bought a mountain bike with a Suntour XCM fork with lockout. Being a BSO rider, this is my first ever bike with a lockout on the fork. I will be riding trails, but most of my riding will be in ...
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Dual air forks negative positive chamber pressure equality

Regarding solo air forks everything is clear. Once we bumped both chambers pressure is equal. But why for dual air forks air pressure doesn't try to get equal in both chambers? What's the point of ...
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Wrench style fork vs Through Axle forks? [duplicate]

I'm looking into a bike rack which requires the front wheel to be removed. From what I can tell it works with wrench style forks but it will not work with the "newer through axle forks". Question - ...
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What kind of grease is that?

So I just managed to remove the fork from the old frame I'm renovating. In the headset bearings, the grease looks odd! See these tiny metal balls? At least it looks like that... Is that on purpose, ...
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Is a long, high angle stem safe to use with a carbon steerer?

I purchased a hardly used road bike someone else had built up for a deal a few weeks ago, and am a bit disappointed with the fit - it's fine for rides less than a couple hours, but too aggressive for ...
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Building an Entry Level MTB. How should I choose suspension forks?

I am new to Mountain Biking. I just bought a CRONUS HOLTS 330 (Hardtail) with Shimano gear system and disk brakes. Its a 19" frame with 26" tyres. All aluminium pretty light weight. The brakes are ok ...
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120 mm fork with a frame designed for 100 mm fork?

I have a Cube Reaction Team 2011. It came with a Fox Alps 32 fork, 100 mm travel (26"). The fork is now ruined and I need a replacement (on a rather tight budget) and I found a good price for a ...
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Missing valve part from Marzocchi MX Pro 2003- how does it work?

I'm trying to figure out if I can make a replacement part for an old pair of Marzocchi MX Pro 2003 forks. Its part of the rebound damping rod and is the metal bit in this photo on the top where the ...
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Having the fork blades aligned

I got a classic steel road bike, gazelle tour de France, and one of the fork blades was bent in the frame direction, some two centimetres, after a crash. I read here that this can be realigned, I'd ...
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Punctured fork seal

I accidentally punctured (very small hole) the dust seal on my Fox Evolution CTD fork. Obviously the seals capacity to prevent the dirt/dust/etc. from entering the forks has been compromised. Will any ...
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Can I fit v brakes on 2003 Marzocchi MX Pro Suspension Forks

I've got some very similar forks to this and I want to know if I can use v brakes with them. It looks like there is a thread to screw in some bosses, but I'm not 100% sure.
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If many bottom-outs are happening, should air pressure or compression damping be increased?

I know springs exert a force proportional to displacement from a steady-state position. On the other hand, an ideal damper exerts a force proportional to the speed of the object. The procedure to ...
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Changing to rigid fork on C-dale Killer V 900 w 1.5

I have a 90s era Cannondale Killer V 900., Believe it has the Headshock fork with the shock directly below the headset. I am converting the bike to an electric commuter (please dont hate me or just ...
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Why isn't my suspension bouncy?

I recently bought a Carreras centos limited edition mountain bike. I want to find out how to make my suspension bouncier and I want to experience a MUCH more comfortable ride. I have tried fiddling ...