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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What is the advantage of a reverse arch suspension fork?

There are a couple of suspension fork manufacturers that have adopted a fork design where the lowers have a reversed arch. I can't see that they claim any particular performance advantages for it, ...
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Servicing RS XC30: oil overfill

This is the first RS fork I am opening. It is a steel spring XC30 from around 2013. I followed the manual and am currently at page 15 point 11. On a side note, my damper circuit is TurnKey, but look ...
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Why do most mtb forks place the arch in front of the stanchions? [duplicate]

Similarly to the pictured below RS Pike, most fork manufacturers place the ark in front of the stanchions. This has proven to be a terrible solution when riding in muddy (or actually anything ...
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do I have a 26 fork using 27.5 wheel?

I realize I've been riding for a year using this configuration, I have a suntour sf13-xcm-ds-hlo-26-100 (which I think was designed for 26). Suntour website doesn't provide full info about the Fork, ...
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Should cheap suspension forks be oiled often?

Should a cheap fork be oiled / lubricated from time to time? If yes, how?
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What is this spring between the fork and the frame?

Sometimes on a bike I see a short spring, most often covered in rubber, connecting the fork with the frame: What is the purpose of it? The only thing that comes to mind is stabilising the fork so it ...
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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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What is the difference between Rockshox Pike RCT3 and others?

I could not find any reliable source. I saw that RC version is OEM only, but we could find it on online stores. Some said that RC lock has just 2 settings (normal, locked) and RCT3 has 3 (open, trail, ...
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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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Can I use a hardtail for MTB trail riding?

So, I have a tight budget of 600 USD. Now, I just wanted to say that I live in a big city, but I do want to ride trails more often. My intended use with the bike is to ride trails, and perform ...
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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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Is it ok to stretch a steel fork from 90mm to 100mm?

I want to fit a 100mm front wheel on it but the current wheel seems to be 90mm wide..
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Want to adjust/replace front fork suspension on a Next Break Point pro 26" bike. Has no access at the axle.

Very 'low end' fork, bottoms are pinched at axle point, so no access there. Is there a way to clean, adjust these or is fork replacement my only option?
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Can one upgrade cable fork remote to a hydraulic fork remote? (Rockshox Pushloc to XLoc Sprint?)

I have a hard tail with a cable based remote lock: RockShox Pushloc: However, it's not that reliable. 90% of the time it works, but sometimes it get's stuck and won't unlock the first time ...
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New front fork on old Cannondale XR800

I have an old 2000 Cannondale XR800 (CAAD3?) that I want to upgrade with a non-suspension, disk-brake compatible front fork. Something like this. But what fork to buy? Anything I should know about ...
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What are my options for correcting a bent aluminum fork?

I have a Cannondale ST700. A few weeks ago, I had a head-on collision. At first glance, the bike was fine. But the next time I went to ride it, it pulled to the side when I turned. Turns out my fork ...
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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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What fork size is 32mm (inside diameter on the frame) considered?

Good day, I'm new to the whole bike building process, but I've finally decided to make the step and build a semi-nice bike. I've bought a really nice aluminium frame 2nd hand, but its sizing has me ...
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Dual crown fork or not?

I currently own a 2015 GT Verb Expert. And after watching a Red Bull rampage video I started wondering can I put a 200mm fork on my Verb Expert. Or does my head tube need to be more angled. And is it ...
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Ritchey carbon MTB fork dropout wear

I was inspecting my carbon fork dropouts and I noticed the deformation of the edge on the outer side of the right dropout that makes me unhappy. I don't know what is the reason of this issue. Here are ...
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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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holes on the inside of metal fork blades, what are they

I noticed there are two very small holes on both blades on my new fork. They are on the inner side of the blades at the end of the fork blade just above wheel axis mounting point. They are apparently ...
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Front shock Absorbers

I bought a second-hand Chevrolet folding mountain bike with 26" wheels I have had it a few days and the front shocks are making noise when they absorb. The Previous Owner said its normal. Today I ...
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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 ...
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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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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 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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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 ...