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    KM Fork Concerns?

    I am having some hesitancy running the KM rigid w/stock fork..

    I am never a huge fan of rear facing dropouts as I am concerned about the Q/R shaking loose and releasing the wheel. I am 6'5" 205lbs. ride fast/aggressive XC and plan on using the Mavic Cross29max wheels so they will have decent skewers.

    Thoughts to help me put my fears to bed?

    Many Thanks,

    PanFry

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    Use quality skewers and it won't be a problem. The wheel will never fall out thanks to the "lawyer lips", but if the skewer slips you'll notice the brake rubbing and be able to fix it.
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    right on

    Quote Originally Posted by JAGI410 View Post
    Use quality skewers and it won't be a problem. The wheel will never fall out thanks to the "lawyer lips", but if the skewer slips you'll notice the brake rubbing and be able to fix it.
    I had similar thoughts but wanted a little peer affirmation

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    PF

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    6'5" 225 here and to confirm your assumption: YES ITS A PROBLEM! Braking forces drive side of the axle forward and brake side (assuming disc) outward. There are 2 fixes: 1 Surly tugnuts: B-. Nutted axle/ bolt on axle A+. It works. I had XT internal cam skewers and it still moves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robtre View Post
    6'5" 225 here and to confirm your assumption: YES ITS A PROBLEM! Braking forces drive side of the axle forward and brake side (assuming disc) outward. There are 2 fixes: 1 Surly tugnuts: B-. Nutted axle/ bolt on axle A+. It works. I had XT internal cam skewers and it still moves.
    The OP is asking about the fork.

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    In all of the information that is on the internet about Surly bikes or the KM in particular has it ever been mentioned by someone that there is a problem with the fork and a QR? How does a QR shake loose exactly?

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    6'3" , 200lbs - have not had an issue in four years running my 08 KM rigid.
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