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Suspension forks for 700c wheels?(8 posts)

Suspension forks for 700c wheels?Hani
Oct 22, 2002 6:16 PM
I just got a new Marin Road bike and have realised that Bristols roads arent as smooth as they apear. Is it possible to get forks for wheels this size, if so are there any decent ones for under say 150 dollers?
Answering your question...and a question for you.Ahimsa
Oct 22, 2002 6:38 PM
"Is it possible to get forks for wheels this size?"

Yes, there were a few offerings last I checked. I'd ask the singlespeed forum over on MTBR. Those 29'rs would know brand names.

"Are there any decent ones for under $150?"

Uh. Maybe that RockShox Metro if it is still made. Otherwise that's a slim budget.

Now my question, what size tyres are you running? If it's anything less than a 28 I'd say that bigger ones would help tremendously without the weight of a suspension fork.

If the frame will accomodate 32's, I'd try that first.

Cheers!

A.
Answering your question...and a question for you.Hani
Oct 23, 2002 12:02 AM
700x35c I think. I dont know much about bike wheels. Im not looking for anything with fantastic travel or anything just something which will absorb all the little pot holes in the road. There arent any logs or jumps that need crossing.
If you only have "little potholes":Alexx
Oct 23, 2002 3:34 AM
Then your easiest solution would be to buy wider tires! Keep the pressure down, too. A spring seat also is a suggestion. Suspension forks on the pavement are overkill.
If you only have "little potholes":Hani
Oct 23, 2002 4:37 AM
I have a suspension seat but i like to keep my tires Hard so I go down the hill all fast, I'm not looking for Rock Shox Boxers or whatever just like the minimum travel for wheels my size like the ones that come with the bike below. But i want to choose them myself and I want to spend a but more on them then the ones that come standard.
re: Suspension forks for 700c wheels?Hani
Oct 23, 2002 5:16 AM
OK Ive found a place where i can get Metro Xc for 80 pounds which is fine and they say they fit on 700c wheels but does that mean theyll fit on 700 35c wheels?
Yep. [nm]Ahimsa
Oct 23, 2002 3:08 PM
re: Suspension forks for 700c wheels?Hani
Oct 24, 2002 5:39 AM
ok good