- Rigid fork A2C – much difference 425mm v 445mm?
Hello, thought I’d seek the collective wisdom of the forum on whether or not going for a 445mm rigid fork would make much difference to the handling on a frame (Soma Groove) designed for 80mm suspension (425mm equivalent rigid).
The frame is to replace my Flo, nicked a few weeks ago 🙁 , which was set up really well for off-road touring / bikepacking. I’m assuming that the longer fork will make the wheelbase longer/more stable (not a bad thing given its intended use), with possible downsides being to make the steering slower / maybe a bit wandery on really steep climbs.
Your views on any similar experiences gratefully received 🙂Posted 4 years ago
Ta. Thinking that a longer fork might be No Bad Thing if it lifts the BB a tad too, as it’s got a BB drop that’s about 10mm deeper than I had on my Flo.
Also found a few build specs after trawling around on t’interweb a bit more, seems people mix it up between 80 – 100mm with no climbing no worries on the Groove.Posted 4 years ago
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