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    15QR Question?

    I'd like to eventually get a suspension fork for one of my Surly bikes. The models I'm looking at are 15QR specific and I think that would be a good option to have up front. Problem is I'd also like to be able to throw the stock rigid fork on there and tour with the same bike. The stock fork uses a standard QR skewer.

    Is there anyway to make this work with just one front wheel or will I need a suspension fork 15QR wheel and a rigid fork wheel?
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    Hope makes end caps. The issue might be putting the QR on and not getting much internal support though.
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    I was looking at fork-swapping for my Pug but it would be swapping 100mm and 135mm forks, which would come with wheel-swapping too.

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    @vikb

    with 80 mm travel, the open dropout 9mm vs 15QR won't be much of an issue

    but if you go to 100mm travel, best solution will be to build another front wheel using 15QR hubs which can be bought alone (xt, slx, etc), using same model rims as the back

    should have gone that route when i bought a suspension fork for my karate monkey

    instead, i got one of those open dropout f29s 120mm, had the travel reduced to 80mm

    can't use it anymore if(?), and when(?), i eventually get a full sus 29er (well actually, i can still use it, it just won't be as optimal as the 15QR for full sus 29er bikes with 100-120mm travel)
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    Thanks for the advice!
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    forget 15mm, get the 20mm rigid Salsa and a 20mm suspension fork

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthony.delorenzo View Post
    Go all out, get someone to make you a custom rigid 15QR thru-axle fork.
    Last thing I would do to a $500 Surly frame is replace the perfectly serviceable fork with a custom one that costs more than the frame. If I was that kind of guy I wouldn't be riding a Surly in the first place!...
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    Go all out, get someone to make you a custom rigid 15QR thru-axle fork.

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