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    Swapping suspension fork for rigid?

    I just bought an old 2006 Trek 6500. It has an RST Aerosa TL fork, which feels like crap to me. Should I get that fork serviced, or could I just put a rigid fork on it? I got the bike for $100, and I don't want to put much money into it----it's just a beater. I'd like to be able to ride it though! I already have a good mtb for the trails....


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    I recommend rigid, but then again to me, a hardtail is a poor compromise between the directness of a rigid bike and the comfort of a full sus bike.

    Particularly if it's not for trails, a rigid fork is a lot nicer.

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    Switched to Rigid and Love it!!

    Bought my Bike new for $200..The new components make my bike a lot Lighter, faster, handle and feel so much better, as well as more power to pedals and control of steering and balance~ Went from 470mm Axle2Crown suspension w/ 80mm sag to 437mm Axle2Crown Kinesis Maxlight XLT Fork~
    Kinesis Maxlight XLT Forks-$125 shipped from Chainreactioncyles
    Fsa Stem with Carbon front &XRoc Carbon Handlebars(slightly used)- $40 shipped from Forum member- Retail Price about $180
    Pro Stealth Evo Carbon Seatpost- $28 shipped Slightly used from Ebay-- Retail price about $180 New
    New Pedals and grips from Local Bike Shop- $45
    Total Price of components = $238 and it makes A world of Difference. I love the way my bike Rides now!!

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