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    Suggestions on a Front Suspension For DeadEye Please

    I'm looking for a front suspension for my Dawes Deadeye with a 19" frame. Since a budget bike, I want a lower end suspension fork like Dart or similar. Suggestions please and also where to look for a good deal most welcome
    DAWES DEADEYE 29ER FRAME GEOMETRY

    Seat Tube Length | 15" | 17" | 19" | 21"
    Actual Top Tube Length | 22.6" | 22.7" | 23.4" | 24.25"
    Effective Top Tube | 23.1" | 23.7" | 24.5" | 25.2"
    Head Tube Angle | 71 | 72 | 72 | 72
    Seat Tube Angle | 74 | 73 | 73 | 73
    Chainstays | 17.7" | 17.7" | 17.7" | 17.7"
    BB height | 11.9" | 11.9" | 11.9" | 11.9"
    Wheelbase | 42.9" | 42.5" | 43.2" | 44.0"
    Fork Rake | 39 | 39 | 39 | 39
    Headtube | 110 | 110 | 120 | 120
    Standover | 29.8" | 30.9" | 32.0" | 32.8"
    I like big bars and I cannot lie

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    axle to crown?

    What is the axle to crown measurement on the stock Deadeye fork?
    I bet the geometry would be good with an 80 or 100 mm travel lower end rockshox.

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    I believe for the DE, to keep similar geometry, you'll need an 80mm fork

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    Quote Originally Posted by webb-o View Post
    What is the axle to crown measurement on the stock Deadeye fork?
    I bet the geometry would be good with an 80 or 100 mm travel lower end rockshox.
    Webb, thanks, but not sure I understand. Are you saying a Rockshox for a 26" wheel would work or ?
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    And thanks Sasquatch
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    I doubt webb meant that. The DE is a 29'er...they make 80/100mm 29" forks

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    Yep an 80 or 100 mm travel 29er fork. Measure from the crown to the axle of your current rigid fork. I would bet it is somewhere around 460-470 mm total. If so, a 80 mm travel 29er fork would probably maintain similar geometry to what you have now.

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    If the current fork is more than 480 - 490 mm, you might want to consider a 100 mm travel 29er fork.

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    I should mention that most of the cheaper rockshox 29er forks come as 100mm forks, but are convertible to 80 mm.

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    Jimx - I have a rockshox tora that it lightly used...PM me if you are interested

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    PM sent with email Webb-o and thanks!
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