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    Looking for a rigid frame/fork that is burlier than a roadie

    I'm looking for something that I can ride the roads with as well as light trail riding/commuting. I'd like a fully rigid frame/fork that is lightweight and will take some wider smooth tires and disk brakes. Any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker72
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    That's a nice bike, but out of my price range for something that's not going to be my primary bike. I was thinking of maybe building one up with 2nd hand parts. I found a frame on Nashbar that is super cheap and I can get used components any number of places.

    What do you think of this frame with a rigid fork? http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...2_173009_-1___

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    You should talk with Nashbar and find out what fork they recommend pairing with it. The writeup doesn't give a suggested fork length. Without knowing the expected fork length, it will be tough to account for how it should handle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3v1lD4v3
    You should talk with Nashbar and find out what fork they recommend pairing with it. The writeup doesn't give a suggested fork length. Without knowing the expected fork length, it will be tough to account for how it should handle.
    I think the geometry calls for a 100mm fork from what I've read elsewhere on this site. So I suppose I would need a 100mm suspension corrected rigid fork, no? I was thinking of an aluminum fork to save on weight.

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    I'd probably go with some Schwalbe Big Apple tires in 2.3. Those things look pretty badass.

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