- Fitting 29er forks to a 26er lt ht – does it work? (+ pics wanted)
I’m thinking of singlespeeding and rigidising my Chumba HX1. As it’s built to run a 140mm suspension fork normal 26er forks would seem to be a bit short so would I be right in thinking some 29er forks would work ok? I’d be running 26er wheels, none of this 96er nonsense thanks!
Or will fork rake issues, which I don’t really understand, kill me?
Any pics of any bikes running this setup much appreciated.Posted 8 years agotakisawa2Subscriber
More pics here, but here you go. Worked really well for me. I always felt the bike rode perfectly at 120mm, but the 440mm was more like a sagged 100mm fork, not a 120mm. The front end was slightly easier to lift, & coupled with wide – std dia carbon bars that induced a bit of flex, the ride was actually quite good. It wont be for everyone, but for me it worked well till I tried a 29er. 😉Posted 8 years agoOCBMember
Ok, it’s not in anyway a 26er LTHT, but my old Kona has had 29er PII’s fitted, with a 26″ wheel (for ages now) and it’s bloomin’ lovely. So much so this gets ridden easily 10x more than anything else I own (even tho’ it’s probably older than some people on the forum).
It did have some 100mm Manitou forks for a while, which were ok (if you like suspension 😕 ), but these forks suit it much better.Posted 8 years ago
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