Decided to give a generic electric bike a new home today. When I say generic, I mean this e-bike is extremely generic... not much info online. The brand is Progear and the model is Metro E80... good luck if you find any info on it.
Anyway, I want to change the front fork because what I have on there now is on the low end of the quality scales. The bike currently has a "Topgun" 26" suspension fork. I think it might be 63mm travel as I measured the axle to crown and it's like 430mm or thereabouts. Currently doesn't bottom out but it's "soft" for my liking and lacks adjustments.
Now being the e-bike fanatic I am, I have another e-bike, an expensive $2500 eZee Sprint which uses a ZOOM CH-141 fork. Also 430mm axle to crown and has adjustment for both "legs". Comparing this fork with my Suntour XCT on a mountain bike, it's pretty low end... doesn't bottom out but pogo stick like even compared to a low grade suntour.
Because my fantastic generic e-bike uses old technology... it has a 1" threaded headset. Shame not 1 1/8", but the old 1" so it's made it really hard to find anything decent.
Anyway, the store that sold my Sprint has the 1" threaded CH-141 Zoom fork in stock with the same steerer tube length as the Topgun.
Would there be any improvement over the Top Gun fork? Or should I just not bother and leave it as is?
Bike will be used around the city environment on hard pavement - no offroading at all.
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