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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Bridgeless suspension forks

Suspension forks typically have a bridge which connects the two lower legs. In the past, this also provided a hanger for the rim brakes. I always thought though that the main purpose was to ensure ...
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Shimano caliper not sitting properly on fork (gets angled)

I just bought a new mountain bike equiped with Shimano M365s and RST Blaze fork and I've been through the bedding process. I noticed that my front brake is rubbing a lot, and when i tried to fix it, ...
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What are these mounts for on inside edge of carbon fiber fork?

I just got a new Tommaso Sterrata. I commute during the winter so I'm looking to put fenders on. I know I can get fenders that clip onto the fork instead of being mounted, but while inspecting the ...
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Frequent fork swapping, best practice?

For folks who frequently swap forks (i.e. rigid fork for one race, suspension fork the next weekend, back/forth) how do you manage headset/crown race compatibility? I assume you end up with matching ...
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Aluminum forks vs. carbon forks (with aluminum frames) what are the trade offs? [duplicate]

The all-aluminum frame bike will be cheaper. The aluminum fork should be more robust and less prone to breakage. The carbon fork will be more shock absorbing and comfortable. That's kind of how I ...
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Broke my fork, how can I know if another one is compatible?

I've got a Specialized Pitch Pro 2009. I was casually riding my bike and softly depressed the front brakes. Bam! Metaliic noises! The caliper went flying into the air. Apparently, the little circle ...
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Service/maintanace of Manitou fork and shock

I'm doing complete overhaul and service of my bike and it is time to service Manitou Minute fork and Manitou Radium shock. They both work fine but they have never been serviced (at least for two years ...
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How to remove slider legs from old rst suspension fork?

I want to clean and lube my old rst suspension fork. So far I've failed to separate the slider legs from the frame to clean/lube the inside of the legs. There is a 4mm hex bolt on the bottom of ...
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How to polish a steel fork?

I recently acquired a steel fork, but the paint is very damaged and I would like to polish it and have it silver colour. What is a good system to have it nice as the one they sell, which look so ...
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Scratches on fork stanchions

On of my fork stanchions has scratches on the black coating. The scratch has sharp edges. The Fork is a RockShox Pike RCT3. I could try to fill the scratch with paint and polish or replace the crown ...
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Can I use a 27.5 fork on a original 29er (2015 Cannondale Tramount 3)?

I have a Cannondale Tramount 3 e-bike that I would like to make better and lighter in every way I can for as little cost as possible, but with quality used or discounted parts. Can someone help me ...
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Is this suspension fork user-serviceable?

This is my fork and I want to open the suspension legs, inspect them, then reassemble, but I don't see how to get in there. Any suggestions on what tools and procedure to use? Is this user-...
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Upside-down Fork vs Traditional Fork

What are the advantages of upside-down (USD) forks vs traditional forks? I have read they are 'better', 'stronger', etc., mostly in the context of motorcycles. Some high end downhill bikes use them ...
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Replacing fork and hydraulic brakes

I had a 2012 29er Giant Talon that got a bit trashed a few years back, so I bought a new bike which was recently ripped off. As a result I am currently trying to get my Talon in working condition ...
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How does this front shock design work?

This is a general question about front shocks in a suspension fork, which I'm just beginning to learn about. What kind of shocks are shown in this video, and how do they work? In particular: 1) ...
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Non standard disk brake post mount

I like my Vanmoof B5, but one thing I find very poor is the braking performance. The bike comes stock with 140mm rotors and no-brand mechanical brakes. I thought I'd upgrade the brakes, going quite a ...
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Quill stem diameter not matching the fork…possible to get around this?

I refurbished my bike and in the process got a new shiny quill stem to replace the original threadless stem. Unfortunately, like a dunce I forgot to ensure that the diameter of the stem adapter (the ...
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Road fork, tire clearance for 700x28 tyre

I am building up a Litespeed T-5 with 46 (possibly 48)/34 Ultegra drivetrain for some spirited riding on undulating and sometimes uneven roadways in Northern New England. I'd like to have the ability ...
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Uncut steerer tubes too short for 21" Frames

I am restoring two old bikes a 1996 Trek 8000 and 2000 Fuji Aloha. Both are 21" frames. The problem I am having is getting forks that do not cost $1000 and have steerer tubes with sufficient lengths. ...
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Replacing Trek front suspension fork

I have a Trek 26" Y-frame with beat-up, hardly functioning, yellow generic front fork. I'd like to replace the fork with a Rockshox Yellow Quadra or a Judy. Will they work on my bike? Thx
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Steel Frame Creaks while Braking

My steel BSO has developed a creaking sound when I apply the front brake. I only hear it when I am beginning to brake, when there's not a lot of pressure being generated. I can recreate this sound by ...
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Are all forks the same size i.e 1 1/8th inch?

Are all forks the same size i.e 1 1/8th inch? Looking to replace fork on my road bike and need some guidance
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How much steerer tube length do I need on my suspension fork

I have survived BB hell with minor bruising to be greeted with another challenge replacing forks. I have a 1996 TREK 8000 SHX (yellow) and a 2002 TREK 4300 (silver/blue) MTB bikes. Both bikes have ...
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Fork replacement for '95 Schwinn Moab

I let one of my son's friends take my circa 1995 Schwinn Moab Elite onto local trails and they came back with the shocks blown and parts of the spring assembly missing. I need to replace the front ...
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Repair fork or get new one?

Right now, I have a pretty old and terrible fork: 2006 Manitou Axel Elite 100. It's leaking oil like crazy, and I've almost eaten it a few times because of how easy it is to bottom out the forks. I ...
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Why do most mtb forks place the arch in front of the stanchions? [duplicate]

Similarly to the pictured below RS Pike, most fork manufacturers place the ark in front of the stanchions. This has proven to be a terrible solution when riding in muddy (or actually anything ...
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do I have a 26 fork using 27.5 wheel?

I realize I've been riding for a year using this configuration, I have a suntour sf13-xcm-ds-hlo-26-100 (which I think was designed for 26). Suntour website doesn't provide full info about the Fork, ...
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What is this spring between the fork and the frame?

Sometimes on a bike I see a short spring, most often covered in rubber, connecting the fork with the frame: What is the purpose of it? The only thing that comes to mind is stabilising the fork so it ...
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Can I use a hardtail for MTB trail riding?

So, I have a tight budget of 600 USD. Now, I just wanted to say that I live in a big city, but I do want to ride trails more often. My intended use with the bike is to ride trails, and perform ...
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Is it ok to stretch a steel fork from 90mm to 100mm?

I want to fit a 100mm front wheel on it but the current wheel seems to be 90mm wide..
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Want to adjust/replace front fork suspension on a Next Break Point pro 26" bike. Has no access at the axle.

Very 'low end' fork, bottoms are pinched at axle point, so no access there. Is there a way to clean, adjust these or is fork replacement my only option?
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Can one upgrade cable fork remote to a hydraulic fork remote? (Rockshox Pushloc to XLoc Sprint?)

I have a hard tail with a cable based remote lock: RockShox Pushloc: However, it's not that reliable. 90% of the time it works, but sometimes it get's stuck and won't unlock the first time around. ...
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New front fork on old Cannondale XR800

I have an old 2000 Cannondale XR800 (CAAD3?) that I want to upgrade with a non-suspension, disk-brake compatible front fork. Something like this. But what fork to buy? Anything I should know about ...
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What are my options for correcting a bent aluminum fork?

I have a Cannondale ST700. A few weeks ago, I had a head-on collision. At first glance, the bike was fine. But the next time I went to ride it, it pulled to the side when I turned. Turns out my fork ...
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What is the difference between Rockshox Pike RCT3 and others?

I could not find any reliable source. I saw that RC version is OEM only, but we could find it on online stores. Some said that RC lock has just 2 settings (normal, locked) and RCT3 has 3 (open, trail, ...
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What fork size is 32mm (inside diameter on the frame) considered?

Good day, I'm new to the whole bike building process, but I've finally decided to make the step and build a semi-nice bike. I've bought a really nice aluminium frame 2nd hand, but its sizing has me ...
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Dual crown fork or not?

I currently own a 2015 GT Verb Expert. And after watching a Red Bull rampage video I started wondering can I put a 200mm fork on my Verb Expert. Or does my head tube need to be more angled. And is it ...
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Ritchey carbon MTB fork dropout wear

I was inspecting my carbon fork dropouts and I noticed the deformation of the edge on the outer side of the right dropout that makes me unhappy. I don't know what is the reason of this issue. Here are ...
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Front shock Absorbers

I bought a second-hand Chevrolet folding mountain bike with 26" wheels I have had it a few days and the front shocks are making noise when they absorb. The Previous Owner said its normal. Today I ...
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holes on the inside of metal fork blades, what are they

I noticed there are two very small holes on both blades on my new fork. They are on the inner side of the blades at the end of the fork blade just above wheel axis mounting point. They are apparently ...
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Are curved aluminum forks safe?

This is an entry-level road bike made by "Upland", a Chinese company. That fork is aluminum. You usually only see steel (and sometimes carbon) forks curved like that. The only reason you would have ...
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what is difference between remote lockout and hydraulic lockout?

hey does anybody know if a hydraulic lockout can be used with a remote? like if a bicycle has an option of remote lockout. does that mean the remote has been added to mechanical or hydraulic lockout?...
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Giant OverDrive road fork replacement

I've got a Giant Revolt with a OverDrive tapered steerer (1 1/8-inch top to 1 1/4-inch bottom), and am thinking about replacing the fork with a shock. If I used a shock with a 1 1/8-inch non-tapered ...
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How to fit forks to fixie frame [closed]

I have just ordered a fixie frame with no forks. I will need to order a set of forks and cut them correctly (to the right size) so I can install my headset. Are there any tips/ tutorials on how to ...
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Is this issue possibly related to a defective damper? (Fox Evolution 2013)

I have a 2013 Fox Evolution fork on my bike (bought new by me) that is subject to recall due to some forks having defective dampers. I've been riding with a suspension fork since 1996, and I have ...
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2015 Fox RC2 160/36 (650b) fork - negative air pressure problem

As far as I can tell after speaking with 2 different Fox Service technicians, nobody seems to know why their forks have this well-known problem with negative air pressure increasing and migrating, and ...
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What kind of fork could i fit on my bike

What's the max amount of travel you guys think i could install on this kind of frame geometry? I have the same bike as the image. It comes with a suntour 100mm fork and a really stiff rear shock coil. ...
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The front tire of my Huffy 3 speed rubs against the right fork as it spins

The front tire of my Huffy 3 speed rubs against the right fork when it spins.
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What is the ideal travel for dual crown fork?

I'm planning to have my fork upgraded. Currently I am using Suntour XCM with 100mm travel. I'm reading a lot of MTB forums and a lot of them are telling that you may break the head tube if you use ...
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How much play in a spring suspension fork is normal or safe?

I have (had) a basic Suntour spring fork on my hybrid and when I took it into the bike shop a couple months ago I was told the fork was excessively worn and needed to be replaced. Long story short I ...

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