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    New question here. km forks on 26" wheel bikes

    do i remember correctly that a km fork a-c is roughly equivalent to a 100 mm suspension fork? anyone using this setup love it/hate it/indifferent?
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    You're thinking of the Instigator, not KM fork...

    ...the Instigator is 447mm a-c and the KM 469mm(?). Anything around 450mm a-c is the equivalent of a 100mm susp fork.

    I replaced my On One Inbred fork with the Instigator to slacken it out a tad and bring the BB up skosh. The 420mm was too steep for my liking but plenty of folks love it.

    Although you couldn't use Vs (and why would you?) you could certainly run the KM for with a 26" wheeled bike - especially one like a Chameleon that is designed to accomodate 100-125mm susp forks. Only risk is the canti bosses may interfere with certain sized tires - which is why I'd Dremel them off like I'm fixin' to do to my Instigator fork.

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    do i remember correctly that a km fork a-c is roughly equivalent to a 100 mm suspension fork? anyone using this setup love it/hate it/indifferent?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eSSq
    do i remember correctly that a km fork a-c is roughly equivalent to a 100 mm suspension fork? anyone using this setup love it/hate it/indifferent?
    Whenever I run a rigid fork on my Vulture, I use the KM. But my bike was designed around a 125mm suspension fork. With the KM fork, I can run either a 29" wheel or a 26" front wheel (I ground the canti studs off, so I can even use a Gazzi 3" tire).

    Given the sag of my Fox Vanilla 125, the rigid KM fork winds up slackening the bike's angles a bit. But I actually perfer the handling of my particular bike this way (individual results may vary). As for the 29" front wheel, I love the riding and rolling characteristics of that thing.

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