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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Carbon fork crack?

I have aluminum bike with carbon fork, this is in the front of the carbon fork, it is in both sides of it? It's a carbon crack or paint crack?
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What is this fox fork front axle part called and where can I find a replacement?

I've got a fox 36 talas RC2 from year 2006 and it's missing one of those black threaded inserts that pinches the front axle : the part is M5 threaded, and approx. 28mm x 8.05mm How is this called and ...
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Little play in the front suspension fork (RockShox Judy T2 long travel 98'(?))

I've just restored my 98' Kona Caldera, but I left the fork like it was since it seemed to work smoothly enough. Considering I would like to not mess with a fork (like everybody), even if I've done ...
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Is it possible to fit a 26" fork to a 29er bike frame

I want to buy a cheap frame and put parts from my old 26" (wheel and fork) and 15" (frame). Is this possible.
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How does fork offset affect bike handling?

Some forks come in a variety of different fork offsets for the same model. How does replacing the fork designed for the bike with: A fork with smaller offset, everything else the same A fork with ...
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Titanium fork vs suspension on gravel bikes

I am contemplating buying a gravel bike and wonder whether a titanium bike with titanium fork is/can be "better" than a carbon bike with a suspension component. I don't intend to ride ...
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How can I install a 1 1/8“ to 1 3/8” Synapse fork onto a 44 mm headtube?

I know you get headset questions all the time, hopefully this one mixes things up a bit. I recently acquired a 2015 litespeed CX frame, which has a 44 mm head tube. It is listed as having a height of ...
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Suspension not compressing on Rockrider ST520

I have an almost brand new decathlon rockrider st520 (bought it 3 weeks ago) and noticed if I preload the bike the suspensions just don't compress. They will compress only if you hit the front brake ...
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Does this carbon fork have a crack in it that would make you replace it?

Hello, I dropped the bike from standing and also had a front end collision later. The damage is from dropping the bike from standing because I can see the crack in a much older photo from after the ...
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Effects of rust on steel frame strength

I have some rust on my front forks. This question tells me how to deal with it, but I'd like to know whether it will be impacting the structural integrity of the forks. I'm planning on going touring (...
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Can I use an expanding plug rather than a star fangled nut in a steel steerer?

I've got a Genesis Equilibrium 725 steel frame and fork that came with an unbranded (but said to be Prestine) headset and Genesis-branded top cap and star fangled nut. The headset and nut aren't ...
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Aluminum fork: paint defect or sign of strained?

I know there's a lot of question regarding paint defect or crack. But I need your opinion about this. Recently, I bought new bike but discounted and it's the last piece of it. On the back of the ...
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Rebound doesn't work

I have recently had a really hard landing and bottomed out my fork, this time it was different though, when I went back to do the jump again I noticed that when I changed the rebound setting it wouldn'...
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How can I remove very stuck headset spacers (alu/carbon)

Working on a bike that has had significant indoor turbo usage, (i.e. a lot of sweat has run down the headset) and corrosion has bonded the aluminium spacers to the carbon steerer. The steering is ...
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When basic maintenance for basic Suntour XCM/ XCC fork is needed?

When basic maintenance for very basic Suntour XCM/ XCC fork is needed? Is it needed just in case if something wrong or once a year or after some amount of km? By maintenance, I mean something like ...
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Can't remove fork from head tube!

I want to clean my headset/head tube. I removed the top cap, the stem, the (only) spacer, and a conical thingie from the steerer. Still, the fork (a RockShox Recon SL circa 2009) won't come out! ...
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Suspension locks out in cold temperatures

I looked around a little, but I couldn't find the answer to my question on this site. I have a Raleigh Tekoa 1, which is an entry level XC hardtail with an SR Suntour XCM30 fork. Recently I've noticed ...
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DNM USD-6 fork service intervals and procedures

What are the good service intervals for the DNM USD-6 fork? How to understand that it should be maintained first? What are the recommended procedures for this?
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Front Fork Won't Stay Centered

I got hit by a car and it damaged the front wheel and fork. I took my bike (canyon inflite AL) into a store and they ordered a replacement fork and wheel. The problem is they had to replace one of the ...
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Fork travel for 16“ frame size, 26” wheel hardtail

I would like to ask question if my frame and setup are OK for me. I am 5'6.5" (169 cm) tall and I am using a Merida HFS 1000, frame size 16". Please tell me what fork travel should I set up ...
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Canyon Grail headset play

I got new Grail CF SL 8 and my headache started when I realized I cannot make headset play stop. After tightening all the screws to exact values I can still produce play on my steering wheel. ...
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Straight 1⅛" steering tube is not actually straight?

I have a bike (~2016 year of manufacturing) with a fork which has what is called a straight 1⅛" steering tube, used with threadless headsets. I have always thought that, compared to tapered 1⅛ – ...
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New suspension fork - how much should I care for locking on the handlebar?

I'm putting together a bike that will allow me to go to work. I work in a warehouse outside of the city I live in, and I want to avoid roads trucks take because I haven't ride a bike for about ten ...
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Carbon steerer tube scratch (inside the tube) - how bad is it?

Today I looked into my steerer tube and saw this: Since Im new to carbon frame, I cannot decide if this is a serious problem which has to be fixed asap, or just a minor scratch on the surface. It ...
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Too much movement in the stem

Basically what is going on with my bike is that I tried to fix a creaking problem in the area where the stem and the bike frame meet. I took apart the front of the bike and some of the headset pieces ...
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Rounded out top cap bolt

I've rounded out my top cap bolt by using a bad allen key. I've tried most solutions to removing stripped bolts but none of these have solved this issue. If I use a large adjustable wrench and place ...
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Rockshox Pike Scratch

I have a rockshox pike with scratches on the fork stanchion. I would like to know if there was anything I can do without buying a new one. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Here is a ...
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Where does the third bearing go in my Dyno moto 7 cruiser headset?

I have a "Dyno Moto7" cruiser made in 1997. I removed the forks to paint the frame and there were 3 bearings that came out when the forks were removed. No one can figure out how the third ...
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Upgrading front suspension for an entry level MTB

I recently bought a used hardtail MTB (my first bike ever) with Shimano's Acera groupset, double-wall wheels, but the front SR Ssuntour suspension has only 30 mm travel, which isn't enough for riding ...
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Front wheel tilted fork alignment problem

I have this Dawes Discovery Twin and there seems to be a problem with one, or maybe both, of the quick release dropouts. The front wheel tilts a little to the right and rubs the brake shoe. I already ...
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Fork replacement [closed]

I have a 2014 Boardman MX Sport with Suntour NCX D forks. I want to swap for a pair of rigid carbon forks. Any suggestions which fork will be suitable - I can't locate any. Thanks
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Croix De Fer fork replacement

I own a 2019 Croix De Fer 10 and would like to replace its fork since I recently damaged it. I went on Genesis's website to try and find out exactly what kind of fork it is, I am quite new to bike ...
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Any drawbacks in using long-travel forks with huge sag instead of regular XC fork?

There is a trick which some cyclists use. Instead of the regular fork, let's say 100mm, they put a fork with bigger travel (140-160mm). Then they pump pretty low pressure so the sag is huge and the ...
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Removing an internal headset before pulling the fork?

I'm completely taking apart a 2014 Kona UTE (for fun, and to clean it, but nothing wrong with it). I'm not sure how to proceed with the fork. It is now "bare" (no wheel, no cable, no handle, ...
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Can I replace 1 inch threaded fork by a 1 inch threadless one?

I have a road cycle with a 1 inch threaded fork. I wish to replace the fork in order to allow larger tires on this bike, but will have to replace the fork. I find in some shops 1 inch threadless forks....
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Carbon taperd road fork - use crown race or not?

I have a 2016 Trek Emonda ALR 5 with a carbon fork. I am assembling the bike after general maintenance, and have noticed that I am missing (or: think I'm missing = am not sure) a crown race for the ...
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Gap between internal cartridge headset and fork

so I've replaced the bottom headset on my 2016 Kona Jake the Snake as the old one was rough and rusted. The replacement is the same size in all dimensions however doesn't seem to fit in properly - ...
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Carbon steerer with expander plug under the stem, should I be worried?

I just bought a custom fixed gear frame that comes with a carbon fork with carbon steerer, off a guy who already cut the steerer lower than the stem so that the cap can sit flush on the stem. Normally ...
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Can I put other type of fork to a downhill frame? Is this a DH frame?

I've recently bought a 29er downhill frame and since I am new to MTB, I was wondering if I can put an other type of fork to this dh frame. Something like an enduro fork with 180mm travel? ! The ...
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Is my new-to-me used suspension fork a MY2000 Manitou Mars Elite Hyperlite?

I just got a new-to-me used fork from circa 2000. It's supposed to be a 26" 1 1/8th threadless Manitou Mars Elite fork with 80mm travel. I'd like to source spare parts and repair/service instructions ...
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How do I add pressure and adjust rebound on older mountain bike forks?

It doesn't have design of modern forks and I can't find a tutorial online for a fork like this. Any tips?
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Disc brake conversion for Trek 7.5 FX from 2012 [duplicate]

Looking for a few tips to help me with a project. I got a Trek 7.5 FX 2012 as a hand-me-down and love the bike, but I am having trouble getting used to the brakes. I would like to do a conversion to ...
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Unidentified clicking sound coming from front wheel area when performing an endo

I have recently bought a Canyon Strive CF and have had no problems or crashes on it. However, there is an unpredictable clicking sound coming from the front wheel area (not sure whether it's from the ...
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Headset/fork adaptor from semi-integrated to integrated?

I'm building a Frankenstein fixie from a variety of parts lying around and have run into a problem with my forks/steerer. I suspect this is because the frame that the forks were taken from had a semi-...
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Fork swap possible or not worth it? Fat bike tapered

I got a Fat Bike With a FAT Fork that is tapered. For summer riding, I swap out to a 29+ 2.2” Wheelset. However, That Fat fork just feels like an anchor and I’d love to be able to swap it out too ...
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Asymmetric torque recommendation for bottom nut on damper side vs air side on a RockShox fork

I was doing lower leg service on my Recon Race solo air fork for the first time. According to the user manual from 2009 that came with the fork, bottom bolt (damper side) should be tightened with 6.8 ...
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Suspension preload options

I have a Schwinn GTX3 Hardtail with a M3010 Suntour fork. I looked up the model number on the back of the left leg and it is supposed to have a preload adjuster available. However, mine does not for ...
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Looking for ideas - Decent cheap 26“ 1 1/8” suspension fork for 1996 Trek 950 mountain bike

Goal: Replace rigid fork with short-travel suspension fork for under $200 (used OK, switching to threadless from threaded OK; standard 100mm QR axle preferred but 15mmx100 through axle OK; V-brake ...
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Plastic insert damaged when tried to open gravity wheelguard ixow

Can anyone tell me where I can find to buy the plastic insert from the wheelguard?
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Back wheel rubs against the back brake pad when riding

My aging 26" Nishiki 10 speed is still a great bike and ride and well maintained. 25yr warranty ended in 2009. I am 6'7" and 280lbs now and was 250lbs when I purchased it. For some strange reason now ...

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