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    Converting Moots. Good rigid fork?

    Hey all,

    Iíve been out of the sport for the past decade or so. Used to be way into it, rode every day, raced, worked at IMBA. Had a nice experience recently getting reintroduced to the sport and Iím amped to get into it again.

    Iíve been dabbling with this idea to convert my old Moots Rigor Mootis 26Ē frame into a 27.5 format. It has sliding dropouts that allow it to tension a single speed chain, as well as disk brake mounts. With the sliding drops, itís easy to push the hub towards the rear and create enough clearance for a decent sized 27.5 tire.

    My question is with the fork. I like riding rigid forks. Favorite was the old Fat Chance Yo Eddy steel fork, and I had the Spicer Ti for awhile, although that thing freaks me out cause itís thin as shit.

    Who is making a good 27.5 compatible rigid fork these days? Of course with disc mounts. Donít mind paying a bit extra for something custom as I want it to ride well. I want something with a little flex to help absorb some of the shock.

    Any advice appreciated. Iím way out of the loop and could use the direction. Also, any problems I might run into with the conversion...do tell!

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    Can the bike (especially the rear) fit 2.3Ē tires or wider?
    Also, what is the spacing for the dropouts?


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    Surly has a few options. Salsa has several 29er forks-which will fit most 27.5-27.5+ tires.

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    I'm interested in this conversion. I have a 26" Rigormootis without sliders that I'm considering converting to 27.5.

    Trailsaw666, have you tried fitting the 27.5 rear wheel without moving the sliders?

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    Orbea is pricy but gets good reviews.

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