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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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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What model are these forks?

Recently, I picked up this set of threaded forks. I saw the chrome and it looked clean enough so took a better look and saw the make ‘campagnolo’ written on the stem. In the end I got them for the ...
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Manitou fork made a popping sound and went soft with squelchy sounds, why?

I jumped off a curb at speed and the front fork popped loudly like a balloon, except louder and at a lower frequency. Now my forks make a squishy sound and have gone soft. perhaps the pneumatic ...
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Can aftermarket 32mm Dust Seals and Foam Rings be used on my Rockshox Recon?

My Rockshox Recon TK Silver 29 (2017) is long overdue a dust seal and foam ring replacement. It's been very difficult trying to find a Rockshox 32mm Recon Service kit, but I did manage to find some ...
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Can I use a 29er rigid front fork and still use 650b wheels (brakes are disc)? Any negative side effects?

I have a Jamis Dragon 27.5 hardtail that I would like to convert to more of a gravel bike. It is hard to find a 27.5 rigid fork with a 1-1/8" non-tapered steer tube. Would there be any negative ...
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How to service a RST Sofi Fork?

My wife's bike has a fork by RST, Sofi. Definitely a budget fork, however is working quite well for the occasional use. I saw that the the seals rings are quite damaged, and I was looking to ...
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Rockshox gold RL bottomless tockens?

The table in this document is very useful, however for my rockshox gold RL it does not specifiy how many for my particular fork (160mm Rockshox 35 Gold RL), can anyone help?
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What is the name of the part between a wheel hub bearing and the fork, and where can I find a replacement?

I have a mountain bike (2017 Orbea Loki 27+ H30) and at some point I've lost the piece of the front wheel that fills the gap between the bearing, and the fork. As a result, the front wheel has play ...
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Fork travel on a mtb [closed]

I just wanted to ask how much fork travel does this bike have and is it worthy of buying??
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Front wheel twist and move in dropouts when braking or on aggressive turns

I discovered that my front wheel moves on the dropouts. I have searched the web to know why? But most of answers was "replace quick release and problem gone" so I replaced the quick-release ...
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Road bike 1.5" Integrated tapered Headtube to a 1 1/4 tapered Fork compatibility

Currently have a road bike running with 1.5" Integrated tapered Headtube with a 1.5" tapered fork was looking to upgrade to an Enve road fork with a 1 1/4 Tapered fork. Was wondering what ...
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How does front projection affect stability?

So I was reading this article called Stability of a Bicycle by David E. H. Jones and in it he talked about how front projection affects the stability of a bicycle with a negative front projection ...
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What to buy for replacing missing fork top cap?

The bike I own is a pretty old Nishiki 351 Hybrid bike, so any branded spare parts are pretty hard to find. Now I have this issue of missing a top cap from the fork (see image). What kind of cap ...
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