- Rigid fork lengths – 420mm to 445mm or 465mm?
29er fork may have different rake (no ****’ idea what that would do to the handling).
17mm = 1 degree, if that helps…
hang on…have you looked at what length fork the inbred is meant to be used with?
Oh and if you go 29er length see ebay foy v. light (and good, according to Trail rat) “Hylix” forks.Posted 6 years agoMSPSubscriber
I am running an on-one carbon 29er (465mm) fork on a pipedream sirius, seems about perfect.Posted 6 years ago
Looking at the a2c measurements of fox forks (F100: 471mm F120: 491mm) allowing for normally running a bit of sag I think an inbred could go 445 or 465 depending on personnel preference.
Built up my new Inbred frame using an old 420mm steel On-One fork that wasn’t on my old Inbred when it was nicked.
420mm’s a bit shorter than most 26″ rigid forks, so the bike’s a bit twitchy.
(Going carbon at the same time, for lighter weight and less sore hands.)Posted 6 years agoOCBMember
I’m almost certain that this won’t help at all, but, (he says …going on regardless) I run a set of 465mm a-c PII forks on the front of my ancient (1992) Kona and it works fantastically well, the handling is much nicer now.
That was going from 100mm suspension forks which gave it ~440mm a-c.
The original PII’s it had from new would have been what something like 420mm (maybe)?
I’d do the same thing again in an instant, but see what I mean about being no help?Posted 6 years agotomkpMember
I’ve just built up my old inbred 26er as an off road touring kind of bike. At the moment it’s got a really cheap set of alloy rigid forks on it with an a-c of 425.
For me the problem is not that the handling is too fast (quite useful in traffic actually) but that the much lower front end (I used to run a 120mm reba) puts too much weight on my hands. Took it for a 130km ride yesterday and made my mind up that it wasn’t going to work.
Anyway, I’ve ordered a 465mm carbon fork and will report back once I’ve had some rides on it.Posted 6 years agoade wardMember
the length bit has been covered but i have taken my pace carbon forks off my 29er as i found they were too stiff ,, especialy on roots or brake bumps
I changed to a set of steel forks from singular they track very well but seem to be more supple when it comes to roots etc, can judder a bit under braking,
just did sswc and they felt very goodPosted 6 years agoskiMember
Swappwd my 420s Pace RC31’s for the 440mm version & they were noticably less twitchy on my 853 inbred, seemed about right for what I used it for.
Sorry not tried my 470mm version on my 26 inbred, but the on-one 470mm seem about right on an inbred 29er (even though the disk clearance on the fork stanchion seems very close).Posted 6 years ago
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