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All forks the same length?(3 posts)

All forks the same length?redlights suck
Jun 2, 2001 7:17 AM
hi

Just wondering if all forks are the same length (what i mean is from the headset crown to the dropouts) or do different manufacturers spec their forks length differently?

If so, wouldn't i be changing the bike's geometry if i change forks?
if no? then whats the standard fork length that all manufacturers follow? just curious.

thanks
re: All forks the same length?answer man
Jun 2, 2001 9:46 AM
no
yes
depends, 700c?
most vary little...C-40
Jun 2, 2001 1:14 PM
This info should be available on fork manufacturers web sites. I looked up several brands once, and found there was little difference. The AME website lists a length of 374mm.

Not all 700C wheeled bikes use a standard length fork, however. I've got a '91 specialzed hybrid that has a lot longer fork than any normal road bike.