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    Front Fork Help

    Hey, new to the forum but It looks like I'll be able to find the answers I need from someone here.

    I have a 1999 GAry Fisher Kaitai with a Rock Shox Judy C (came std on the bike new). I thought I'd do more riding frankly but life happened so I didn't. Now I'm ready to start riding it the 15 mile to work and need some help. The original fork is pretty soft and bottoms out quite easily (also I'm 275lbs). Its got the eleastomer bumper inside and I'm pretty sure they're worn out. So I need to change them out but don't have the foggiest idea where to start.

    Do I go with a solid fork or a suspension one? How big? Which one?

    Any help anyone can provide would be great.

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    increasing-sr-suntour-40mm-travel-fork-60mm

    In this thread the OP brought some Polyurethane Rod, off Amazon

    maybe it would work for you too
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    For a on road commuter bike a rigid fork is a good choice IMHO

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    So, I need a fork 1 1/8" threadless steerer tube thats 260 mm long?

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    What does the 260 mm mean?

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