help needed finding a suspension corrected rigid fork (non tapered)

Discussion in 'Mountain Biking, Trials and BMX' started by ultraviolet, 28 Feb 2018.

  1. ultraviolet

    ultraviolet it can't rain all the time....

    Location:
    Hythe, Kent, UK
    i'm looking for a rigid fork for my MTB , but not having much luck; all the ones i've seen / got are 'suspension corrected' for what seems like a 80mm fork and i would like something a little longer so i was wondering about a 29er rigid fork which is corrected thus giving me more height.
    i could just get one and leave enough space another inch + of headset spacers but in my head that seems a bit pointless.
    why i'm asking on here is that most online shops seem to have a very limited range and i would like some brand names to look at and see what they offer

    thanks in advance for any info :-)
     
  2. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

    Location:
    pboro
    eBay Carbon disc fork in cycles
     
  3. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

    On-One do their own.

    Kona P2s used to be the go-to.
     
  4. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    Location:
    Warwick
    I went down this route, then in the end because I wanted budget, went for a non-corrected fork for about £15 and used a stack of spacers. It all seems to work well enough.
     
  5. Nibor

    Nibor Über Member

    Location:
    Accrington
    Surly Krampus fork my LBS had some I some to him Blood Sweat And Gears accrington 01254 233948
     
  6. OP
    OP
    ultraviolet

    ultraviolet it can't rain all the time....

    Location:
    Hythe, Kent, UK
    thanks for that, the On-One website tells me exactly what size i should be looking for [490mm] so i can go from there.
    the P2's are nice but are only for old bikes with a longer headtube, well, my pair are
     
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  7. OP
    OP
    ultraviolet

    ultraviolet it can't rain all the time....

    Location:
    Hythe, Kent, UK
    thanks, although i was looking for something carbon or aluminum really. [which i didn't say in my original post, sorry]
     
  8. OP
    OP
    ultraviolet

    ultraviolet it can't rain all the time....

    Location:
    Hythe, Kent, UK
    the problem is with a budget fork i couldn't trust it on fast descents. but your idea is sound
     
  9. OP
    OP
    ultraviolet

    ultraviolet it can't rain all the time....

    Location:
    Hythe, Kent, UK
    any recommendations?
     
  10. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    Location:
    Warwick
    I converted my bike to a commuter - so no 3ft drop offs to worry about, some pretty gnarly potholes though. In your situation, if you are going to hammer the forks, I would be getting decent forks like you suggest.
     
  11. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

    Location:
    pboro
  12. BSOh

    BSOh Senior Member

    Location:
    Ceredigion
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  13. Nibor

    Nibor Über Member

    Location:
    Accrington
    Steel is real and very comfortable the Krampus ones aren't that heavy either. Carbon or Aluminium may shake your fillings out lol.
     
  14. ChrisEyles

    ChrisEyles Veteran

    Location:
    Devon
    Retrobike is worth checking out, I picked up a rigid fork to replace the clapped out RST fork on my MTB a couple of years ago. Kona P2s are supposed to be great. I ended up with a spinner fork (branded as Marin rockstar) and that's pretty nice too.

    When I made the switch I agonised over axle-to-crown lengths, offsets etc. The fork I ended up getting was a fair bit shorter than the sus fork it replaced (by around 40mm if I remember correctly), and it hasn't negatively effected the handling one jot. So I wouldn't worry too much about getting an exact match.
     
  15. OP
    OP
    ultraviolet

    ultraviolet it can't rain all the time....

    Location:
    Hythe, Kent, UK
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