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    Need help finding the right size rigid fork

    I'm wanting to switch out my Manitou Axel Platinum Front Shock 100mm travel on my 26" 06 gf tass for a rigid fork. I have measured the axle to crown at 488mm (static no compression). I'm confused on what size rigid fork I should buy.
    Thanks for the help in advance.

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    You need to sit on your bike and get someone to measure actual A/C. Rigid means rigid, no change, so to get an accurate A/C. it must be as you ride it before bump compression. Static is not how the bike sits before you ride your bike.

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    If I don't make an attempt, how will I know if it will work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Malcolm View Post
    You need to sit on your bike and get someone to measure actual A/C. Rigid means rigid, no change, so to get an accurate A/C. it must be as you ride it before bump compression. Static is not how the bike sits before you ride your bike.

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    Eric, I ride my bike with the shocks locked out. Does that make a difference in the measurements?

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    The rigid fork you want should be the A-C with 20% sag on your suspension fork. Your fork is 100mm. For a 26" wheel you want ~450mm A-C for the rigid fork. A cheap steel one would be the Surly 1x1 that's corrected for 100mm. It has a 40mm offset (your stock one is 38mm) and an A-C of 453mm. It has both disc and canti studs. QBP P/N: FK0002

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmucker View Post
    The rigid fork you want should be the A-C with 20% sag on your suspension fork. Your fork is 100mm. For a 26" wheel you want ~450mm A-C for the rigid fork. A cheap steel one would be the Surly 1x1 that's corrected for 100mm. It has a 40mm offset (your stock one is 38mm) and an A-C of 453mm. It has both disc and canti studs. QBP P/N: FK0002
    That is great to hear and thanks. What does the 100mm correction mean on the Surly 1x1?

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    Just wondering if this is to become a cyclocross bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saddle Up View Post
    Just wondering if this is to become a cyclocross bike.
    Yes that would eventually be my goal.

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