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    Spinner Air 20" Fork

    I finally got a fork from Spinner Taiwan. The fork spec is 50mm of travel, air on one side, non adjustable rebound with lockout on the other side.
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    I first weighed the fork. It came in at 1500 grams
    I then checked the travel, only to find out it only had 38mm of travel.
    I decided I needed to take the fork apart to see what was limiting the travel.
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    I found the large spring to be the problem. This spring is used to control rebound.
    I took the spring off, reassemble the fork and now it has 60mm of travel.
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    I am going to make an elastomer rebound stop to take the place of the spring. The stop only need to be about 3/8" long to still get the 60mm of travel.
    I pulled out the rebound cartridge just to see what it looks like. Nothing too fancy.
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    I can order these fork in batches of 50 if there is any interest. I would need at least 25 people to commit to make it worth my while.

    I currently use the White Brothers RC80 fork in my kids bike builds. I was hoping this would be a good alternative with a lower cost. Unfortunately it falls short on travel for my builds.

    I think over all this would be a great fork for most kids applications. Its light weight, air sprung and the rebound actually works. It would make an awesome upgrade for all the little kids bikes with the crappy stock forks.

    Cheers
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    What type of cost? How much to mod it with the elastomer?
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    I'd be interested in two of those. How much?

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    That's awesome. My youngest is about to step up from his 20" to 24" wheels or I'd be so in.
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    They do offer this same fork for 24" wheels, but again I would have to order 50 forks. I would want to get 25 presold before I placed an order.

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    My kids are riding 16" right now and I'm about to build them some 20" disc wheelsets.

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    I might be interested in one, what sort of price would one be? Also, does anyone know how much the crappy Suntour that comes stock on the Hotrock weighs? I'm curious how they compare

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demo9 View Post
    They do offer this same fork for 24" wheels, but again I would have to order 50 forks. I would want to get 25 presold before I placed an order.

    Would it have to be 50 24's or 50 total?
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    [QUOTE=NYrr496;9082208]Would it have to be 50 24's or 50 total?[/QUOTE

    I will find out if I could split the order. If I'm lucky I will get an email back in a week.

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    That spring is a top out spring and does not effect travel or rebound. The reason it is only getting 38mm travel is because that is what it is set at. If you move the plastic piece up a hole, the fork will be set at 50mm.

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    Im interested as well

    I would be interested in 2 forks. However, I need to know the price you expect.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mullen119 View Post
    That spring is a top out spring and does not effect travel or rebound. The reason it is only getting 38mm travel is because that is what it is set at. If you move the plastic piece up a hole, the fork will be set at 50mm.
    Good call. I will move the plastic piece. My son has been using the fork on his Dj bike. I would have to say so far its a pretty good fork.

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    Looks like the manufacture sells a 20" w/remote lockout version on ebay for $170. I'd expect buying a large quanity w/out the remote feature is cheaper. What's the price and how much weight savings over a RST it would replace.
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    I could use 2, one 20" and a 24"

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    Put me down for a 24". Building my grandson's next bike.

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    For all of those interested in the Spinner Air forks. Please email me at brian@lilshredder.com
    and let me know how many of each fork you would like 20" or 24". Spinner will allow me to split the order so I can get both 20" and 24" forks, but they will only come in Black. If I can get enough interest I will ask each person to put money down to secure there fork or forks.

    Thanks

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    There is a way to attach a brake caliper to this fork?

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    Yes, it is has disc mounts

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    I have to admit I'm interested. But, I can't commit to anything unless I know how much money is involved. I could put to use both a 20" and a 24" fork.

    Is there any experience on how well these forks hold up? Are replacement seals and bushings available? Or, are they just a use it and dispose of it type of fork?
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    The fork will be about $200. I don't know how they will hold up. I will ask about replacement parts.

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    I would be interested in 2

    One 20"

    One 24"

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    When do you think they will be available?

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    Quote Originally Posted by abeckstead View Post
    Looks like the manufacture sells a 20" w/remote lockout version on ebay for $170. I'd expect buying a large quanity w/out the remote feature is cheaper. What's the price and how much weight savings over a RST it would replace.
    Not air and heavy.
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    at 1500g that Spinner is a bit of a brick too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shayne View Post
    at 1500g that Spinner is a bit of a brick too
    Yea but the Ebay one is 1950g or 1 lb heavier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoTone View Post
    Yea but the Ebay one is 1950g or 1 lb heavier.
    Yikes!

    I don't think I've owned a frame that weighed that much
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