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If you are buying rigid mountain bike forks - you will need to buy the correct length for the suspension corrected geometry of your frame. The bike in your link has a 100mm fork - the majority of forks with a specified travel will measure the same length (axle-to-crown) plus or minus 10mm. If memory serves me correctly - the length of rigid fork you would ...


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I have recently just done the same thing and switched from suspension to rigid forks, although with a much older bike. There are a few things that you need to know. The first is your type of headset, it will either be threaded or threadless. If you have a stem that clamps on the steerer tube and then your handle bars clamp onto the stem, you have a ...


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I've managed to receive an actual answer from the manufacturer. Turns out all my emails were routed straight to spam folder. The fork in question was Hongfu FM166, other resellers probably have it under similar name. Maximum recommended spacers stack size, as quoted by customer support, is 30mm.


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Official website says that these are the only models available: 1-1/8" STKM steel, 1-1/8" aluminum (-163g), XL 1-1/8" steel, XL 1-1/8" aluminum, 1.5" to 1-1/8" tapered aluminum (-123g), 1.5" aluminum (-146g) Your fork is straight, the taper at the bottom is required for interference fitted crown race. I've measured straight Suntour XCM just in case ...


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The Surly Ogre has the same geometry as one of the original rigid 29ers, the Karate Monkey. The complete version with 3x9 drivetrain is at the top end of your $1000-$1500 price range.


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The 29ers without front suspension exist, but they are a bit pricey since they come from niche manufacturers. Many people want SS drivetrains since they want pure simplicity. Surly ships some of their complete bikes such as the Ogre as rigid 29'ers (the Karate Monkey can also take gears). There are some other options though. One common option is the Kona ...


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Typicall fixed fork only come with single speed. So you are stuck with: Replace a suspension for a fixed Add gears to a single speed Don't do it unless you are going to get a good carbon fork and that is $300+. It is nice for weight and does not wear out but it is not cheaper than low to mid range shock. I think it is more economical to add gears to ...


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A total spacer height of 30mm below and 5mm above is quite typical, and certainly nothing to be worried about. The most important thing, since you have a carbon steer tube, is to make sure you use the proper compression plug and the specified amount of torque when assembling it. Also make sure the top of your top spacer is just slightly higher than the top ...



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