My son and I are building him a 24" bike. The frame was donated from a trashed bike, it had a 24" coil suspension fork with 40mm travel and weighed a ton. The axle-to-crown measurement was 435mm.
Now I am looking at some air suspension forks, most of which are 26" but all of them have a axle-to-crown that's much more than the 435mm. I have no experience in this, but I was hoping to reduce the travel on one of these forks such that it has the correct measurement.
Question; would it be likely possible for the fork to be adjusted such that I can reduce the travel more than what is specified on the fork? For example, I am looking at a fork that is listed as adjustable from 100mm to 80mm travel and I would need to adjust the travel down further to 40mm such that I get the required axle-to-crown.
We are using disc brakes so I am only concerned about reducing the crow-to-axle measurement.
example: a 26" fork is listed with axle-to-crown of 490mm and travel of 100mm (adjustable down to 80mm). I am hoping to "hack" the travel down to 45mm such that the axle-to-crown is 435mm.