440’s will be fine and I can easily fit a 29 front wheel in mine which I find better for riding in the summer when the grounds rock hard. I revert to a 26 in the winter but only because I’ve got a dynamo hub built into a 26 wheel. I didn’t get into any form of suspension until 98 but find rigid far better now than when I began in 86. Carbon forks and bars and wider tyres have improved things considerably and disks means my hands hurt less than when I was trying to stop with cantilevers. In fact so great has been the improvement that I don’t even need my Flexstem anymore!Posted 4 years agonedrapierSubscriber
The maxle option only comes on the 29er/ 470mm length Cromotos. (plus they are 1.2 metric shedloads more expensive)
I’ve got the 425 cromotos on my c.80mm corrected bike and they’re bob-on. Bike feels really good. 440/445 should be great for a 100mm corrected frame. If you’re looking at the A2C of your fork and going straight from that, remember that when you’re Just Riding Along, they’ll be riding at 25-30mm less than that as they’ll be sagging under your weight.Posted 4 years agoRickosMember
OK, so I’ve not ridden rigid forks since about 1995 (yes, I was late to front suspension) but I’m looking to put an old Chameleon frame back together as a single speed to go down the pump track and along the old railway line with the boy. But, I’d also like to use it occasionally in the woods/FoD when I’m feeling really masochistic. So, will I hate it and what sort of forks should I be looking at for ‘good value for money’…bearing in mind I may hate it? Also, am I right in thinking 450mm c to a is about right for 100mm suspension corrected? And why are only uber heavy jump bike forks available with anything resembling a secure axle system (as in 15mm or 20mm)?Posted 4 years ago
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