Questions tagged [fork]

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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My shock fork became really soft after forcing it - What could be wrong?

My fork shock was really stiff and not moving at all. I tried to move it hard and it lost all resistance and stiffness. Now it is really loose and not showing any resistance. What happened?
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Can I use this fork if the steerer isn't quite the right height?

I have this threaded fork that only reaches the top of the head tube. I can fit the first part of the headset (see photo) but no other nuts (?). Can I use it like this ?
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What is the minimum end-cap diameter that a 12 mm fork should accommodate?

I have a fork with a 12 mm axle. As it happens, the flat part inside the dropout that buts up against the hub end-cap is large enough to accommodate a hub designed for a 15 mm axle (using a reducing ...
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Which bicycle brand has the best (frame + fork) warranty?

Which bicycle brand has the best (frame + fork) warranty ? I prefer the lifetime warranty (LFW). But a TRUE lifetime warranty (not for first owner only). (For example TREK and Specialized has an LFW ...
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Replaced fat tire fork and bike wont stay straight

I got an fat tire ebike. My non shock front fork bent on it so i replaced it with a fork that had shocks on it. Installed it all good and even ordered a new top cap (fork needed the top cap installed ...
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Why did curved forks disappear?

Forks on historical bikes are often curved forward in a smooth curve, sometimes called a "French bend". This is sometimes claimed to add a small amount of compliance and comfort. It ...
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Is the offset of a suspension fork determined by the lowers, uppers, or both?

I'm investigating the possibility of going from a 51mm offset fork to a 42mm one, and in order to save on shipping cost (hopefully I'd find someone to trade with on the used market), I thought of ...
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I have a 20 in frame that I can not complete bc I have no cups for my forks. It's a Threadless frame and I don't know what brand cups to buy frame

What kind of cups do I need to buy and can I get a fork and cup set for this bike I have pictures of the frame I am trying to send
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How to Choose Headset Bearings - Transition from Straight Steerer to Tapered Steerer

I am upgrading the forks on my wife's Cannondale Althea 4 hybrid bike. The new forks have a tapered steerer instead of the straight one on the old Suntour forks, therefore I need to change the headset ...
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Can I put downhill fork on any 29" bike

My friend has an X-fact bike made for 29" wheels, so we were wondering if he could put a downhill fork on it or he would need to buy a new frame?
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Where is the Air Valve on a swiss made ark hollow reverse fork?

My fork is swiss made ark hollow reverse type, air type. One problem it does not have an air valve for the air. Where is the valve ?
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Threaded top cap for SR Suntour model# Nex-4110v2

I have a 2012 Specialized Expedition Sport Low Entry. The threaded top cap on the suspension fork is missing. The fork is a SR Suntour model number NEX-4110v2. I contacted Suntour, they told me the ...
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Carrera impel im-1 Electric Hybrid Bike ridgid to suspension fork

Hi there I have the Carrera impel im-1 Electric Hybrid Bike this bike has been great so far but as far as living in a town not quite a city there are some bumps and curbs I would like to get over more ...
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Wheel not straight in dropouts - can this cause brake rub?

My front wheel is not straight in the fork dropouts. It's been like this since I've bought the bike second hand a few years ago. See pictures below. I've tried installing an identically sized wheel ...
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Suspension bike

I recently bought a hyper plush 24 inch bike that says it has full suspension but only my rear suspension works I've seen other bikes for example an ozone 500 ultra shock it looks the same but mine is ...
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Generic "Lefty" single-sided fork and hub?

Is Cannondale's Lefty the only half/mono/single fork?
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Restoring motion to old front fork suspension?

I purchased an old used ebike recently and was initially excited that it had front suspension. On close inspection though I've discovered that the suspension appears to be broken. The sliders (bottom ...
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How to tell fork offset

I wish to upgrade the fork on this bike: https://konaworld.com/archive/2016/platform_honzo.cfm However I see fork offsets offered in 44mm and 51mm. I don't see any markings on the fork to indicate. ...
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How do I take off a bent suspension fork on an e-bike?

I was coming home from work one morning and hit a curb. I tried to stop but ran into the curb full force and bent my suspension fork to where it is touching the frame. I got a replacement fork for it ...
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Replacement damper for an old (2008) Rockshox Reba fork?

The damper for the fork on my 2008 Trek Elite 9.7 probably needs replacing but I have no idea how to do this given the fork is so old. The fork is RockShox Reba SL. Where can I find a replacement ...
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Should amateurs install their own headsets?

Building a bike from scratch sounded like a fun challenge, but a frame builder firmly told me to get the headset installed professionally. Videos online make it look easy even if you don't have the ...
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Rockshox Yari fork stuck

I have an enduro bike with a Rockshox Yari fork (160 mm travel), and now it won't compress even 10% even with the air side fully open (so 0 PSI pressure there). It seems that something has gone very ...
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Adapter to use straight fork in tapered steerer semi-integrated?

A 1 1/8 straight fork tube going into a Trek Headset VP Zero Stack (Semi-Integrated) 1- 1/8+ Tapered to 1.5. I think i need some kind of adapter for the lower 1.5 inch end... do they make these and if ...
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Is it possible to put a suspension fork instead of a rigid one on a gravel bike?

I've seen manufacturers a couple of times put suspension forks on gravel bikes instead of rigid carbon forks. Yes, this fork was not in the top price category from RochShox or Fox, but still, is it ...
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RockShox SID not compressing

I have a RockShox SID Race (not sure what year) that doesn't compress at all when I fully pump it with a floor pump, wondering if I have to take it apart and add oil or anything to make the fork ...
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Can I put a trail fork on a DH frame?

So I was looking at this frame: https://www.cyclingdeal.com.au/buy/gt-fury-alloy-2.0-mountain-bike-bicycle-cycling-fr/FR-GT-005-PP And this fork: https://www.cyclingdeal.com.au/buy/manitou-markhor-mtb-...
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Can I put wider tires on my bike or does that depend on the size of the frame? [duplicate]

My 2005 Trek 4300 currently has 26x1.95 tires on it. I was wondering if I could put wider tires on my bike. I don't want to spend money on the tires if they're not going to fit on my bike. This might ...
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Possible damage in carbon fork of used road bike I'm about to buy

I'm about to buy this used Giant TCR (year?) road bike, but I noticed it has a raised mark on one side of the fork. The bike shop knows nothing about it and it seems structurally fine. May it look ...
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MTB Air Fork Settings

I have a rockshock air fork on my bike and it feels too firm. The compression is on the softest setting I believe so opposite to the lock symbol (see photo) so I think this means that it will compress ...
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Why do coil suspension forks have coils placed inside the stanchions, when the rear shocks place it exernally?

If you look at a rear shock which uses a metal coil, you'll always see a large visible coil sitting outside of the shock: However, front suspension forks that use coil are visibly almost ...
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How to straighten wheels on unbalanced forks dropout with quick release?

In mass consumer bicycles it is often the case that the forks dropouts are not perfectly aligned with each other; this results in the wheel not being aligned with respect the fork and being tilted to ...
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Ultra-light steerer cap idea

I want to run a brake hose through my steerer tube and need space for a clean exit. My idea is to attach a kevlar spoke to the crown of the fork using the fender attachment point. Then I can run that ...
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Can I safely drill a hole from the crown into the steerer in my carbon fork?

I want to install dynamo-powered USB charging apparatus inside my fork steerer. However, it's a carbon fork that has no exit at the crown for the dynamo wiring. Is it safe to drill a small hole (at ...
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Felt F2 2014 Fork advice needed

I got hold of a 2014 Felt 2 56 cm frame without fork, really light frame. In my simple mind I thought I could easily find a fork for this bike. I had a look on here. https://99spokes.com/en-GB/bikes/...
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Rockshox 35 Gold RL weight?

I am trying to account for weight differences between the Salsa Timberjack 29 XT and GX builds. They have 2.4 pounds difference. Primary differences are fork and XT/GX Eagle drivetrain. I suspect the ...
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Can I replace the spring in a 2011 Rockshox Recon Silver TK?

I have a second hand Rockshox Recon Silver TK (2011 I think). The spring is very soft and I would like to replace it with a stiffer one. I asked my LBS, who said you couldn't replace the springs on ...
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How do I remove the stem/fork on this style of vintage bike?

Picked up a cheap vintage bike, and I'm getting it ready for a family member to ride. I want to put a different stem/handlebars; but I'm unable to back out the quill to remove the stem. In checking ...
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How often do you really need to service forks and shocks?

According to manuals, forks and shocks have to be serviced regularly. For example, rockshox forks have 50-hour and 200-hour service kits/instructions. On one hand, I know people who swear by these ...
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Which way to use a crown race removal tool?

I purchased the following crown race removal tool: http://www.birzman.com/products_2.php?uID=2&cID=24&Key=106 It has a flat side and a side with 45 degree chamfered edge. I suppose the idea is ...
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Buidling my own bike - what are these VERY small rings for in the fork?

I am trying to build my own bike. I ordered a frame that came with a fork and the stem locks. Now I am finished and i unfortunately see two of these VERY small rings.. they came with the fork+frame ...
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Carbon fork steerer defect?

Any carbon experts out there? I have zero experience with carbon-* anything. A brand new unused monocoque CF fork arrived from the manufacturer. Steerer has an imperfection in it. Very difficult to ...
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Fork done for? Has slight cut on the steerer that

Got this cyclocross frame with a fork, didn't see the cut in the steerer tube until much later. Has a 1mm? deep cut on half of the steerer tube. Is this fork done for? Or am I just paranoid. Aluminum ...
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Should I change Damper body of SR Suntour XCM Fork

I've disassembled the fork and checked the "Damper body" whether it was working correctly. It sounded a little bit strange. but I am not sure whether it was OK. The reason for disassembling ...
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Stuck/stripped plastic cap - Rock Shox Judy 1

I'm servicing a Scott Reflex 40- I suspect 2006 model (bought 2nd hand), with Rock Shox Judy 1 front forks. I can disassemble the RHS (facing the shocks) but the LHS I am unable to remove the plastic ...
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Can I fit any headset to steering column / head tube as long as it is threadless and same diameter?

I want to convert from 1 inch threaded fork to 1 inch threadless. What measurements do I need to take into consideration when choosing the fork and headset for my head tube? Can I fit any headset to ...
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I removed my fork from frame, and forgot the order of the headset spacers and bearing races, what do I do?

My bike is the Diamondback Expresso 27.5 and the forks are VAXA 100mm forks and after, when I tried to put them back on, the top tube of the suspension forks wobbles around, even when I've put all the ...
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Front brake causes violent shudder

My bike is equipped with disk-brakes. It also has a fork with suspension. When I apply the front brake, my fork vibrates violently, as can be seen below: I've adjusted ...
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Can I use mtb rigid fork in touring frame?

I am looking to change my fork because of some issue(broken). My problem is my headtube is the standard ec34, which is why I can't use tapered fork. So, I am looking at some mtb rigid fork, which have ...
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Do I need to remove the headset cups to convert threaded to threadless fork?

I want to change a 1 inch threaded fork to 1 inch threadless fork, but according to some tutorials on the internet, the process of removing and installing new cups looks a bit difficult and requires ...
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Canyon Endurace CF 8: expander vs compression ring

I recently bought the Canyon Endurace CF 8 and after talking with the support center, they told me the expander is the compression ring Ai-70. However, after riding the bike for some km, I notice the ...
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