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Beyond rebuilding the frame with a tapered headset, not practical. Effectively you need to fit an 1.5" OD tube into a 1.125" ID hole. This could theoretically be done by using a spacer and locating the taper part of the steerer under the frame. The effect would be raise the headset height and change the bikes geometry. The advantages of the tapered ...


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Many OEM forks are not for sale directly to the public. This one very well may fall into that category. That said, there is no need to replace it with the exact same fork. You just need to make sure to replace it with something that will fit. IE, the steerer tube is the correct diameter (probably 1 1/8", but you should verify before purchasing), that it is ...


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I'm a total Full-Suss addict, from my first URT (unified rear triangle) and single pivot bikes right up to my current 2014 Trek EX8 Evo 4-bar with fox CTD. Why is no one debating whether gas suspension forks are a "nice to have" anymore? It sounds ridiculous now, but there were those who believed non-sus forks were the way to go for all of the same reasons. ...


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Nope, and riding with it locked is quite beneficial in certain factors of riding, and if you have a locking suspension, you are very lucky compared to me, who has a bike without it. The bike will not break from simply having your suspension locked; It still absorbs impact, just in extremely minute amounts. Seeing as many web sites have covered this, I'd ...


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On a bumpy but fairly level road, absent any suspension, energy goes three places: Friction between tire and road Wind resistance Vibrating your body up and down The reason #3 is a factor is that you jiggle as you ride, and that absorbs a lot of energy -- the more you jiggle, the more energy is required. You can reduce jiggle by using lower air pressure ...


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As you have a suspension fork, I guess your bike should be at least hybrid to mountain bike. Most hybrid start off with 32 mm tyre upwards (or 1.25 inch). At around 38 mm upwards (or 1.5 inch), you can take on most of the pot holes, provided that you are not crashing. I have a road bike and the difference in the shock absorbance of 23 mm tyre and 28 mm ...


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No, it's not harming to you whatsoever. On the contrary, riding on bumpy stuff with a rigid fork is good for your upper body fitness. Your bike will be fine. Installing skinnier tires would be a good move if you wanted even more efficiency, and didn't mind the discomfort that came with it.



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