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    Lose them shocks!!!!

    OK....loving the regular forks on my commuter. There is a level of complexity that I eliminated when I went to rigid forks. Not only lighter, but control seems a bit better. My only regret is I should have got some made from steel. I think they feel better.

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    i hear that. my entire stable is rigid. shocks are overkill in most of my situations so i got rid of them years ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalayon View Post
    OK....loving the regular forks on my commuter. There is a level of complexity that I eliminated when I went to rigid forks. Not only lighter, but control seems a bit better. My only regret is I should have got some made from steel. I think they feel better.
    I couldn't agree more-- especially on a commuter. Two years ago I got rid of the last of my front suspension and I don't see myself ever having it again, even on my trails mountain bikes. I've never been on a full squishy squish but I can't imagine it being significantly better than my fat bike.

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    fat bike...as in Chance's fat bike?

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    there is a time and place for everything. rigid steel goes on my commuter. suspension goes on my mtb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NateHawk View Post
    there is a time and place for everything. rigid steel goes on my commuter. suspension goes on my mtb.
    I agree 100%. While I was building my mountain bike, I had to throw on a rigid fork I had laying around while i searched for good deal on a 100mm fork. My wrist were screwed from trail riding on a rigid fork. Some people's bodies can handle, some people's can't.

    Now my street commuter is different story. No reason for suspension on the roads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by codwater View Post

    Now my street commuter is different story. No reason for suspension on the roads.
    there is in Toledo
    2014 Nail Trail 29er

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    I commute in several modes. The summer one involves 8 miles of dirt out of 20, so the 29er hardtail uses a sus fork. Works well with race slicks.

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