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    Rigid fork for urban riding?

    Ive been riding a scott voltage for urban riding for a little over a year and like the bike so far. Ive made various upgrades...crank,BB,SS,deity bar/stem/yada yada...

    I rode a friends BMX today and it made me want to try out a rigid fork on my bike. I do not really know what type or size of rigid fork to look for...

    Can someone point me in the right direction on what type/size/etc i should look at. I would like to stay fairly cheap. Thanks.

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    Doesn't DMR make one?

    http://www.dmrbikes.com/?Section=pro...temid=FRKTB220

    Ah! There it is.

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    is there any way to use QR wheels with a rigid?

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    Yep, the trailblade 1 would be your bet then. But doesn't the voltage come with a 20mm front axle(or maybe you have one of the lower end ones? Those don't have a 20mm front axle right?)

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    To tell you the truth I really dont know, is there an easy way to tell? Its the YZ3, which is a lower end model...
    how does this look??
    http://cgi.ebay.com/DMR-Trailblade-r...QQcmdZViewItem

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    Surly Instigator(for 100mm travel substitute) its a little on the heavy side, but i enjoy it.

    Surly also has a 80mm travel sunstitute. its called the 4x4 or 1x1 i think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbray101
    To tell you the truth I really dont know, is there an easy way to tell? Its the YZ3, which is a lower end model...
    how does this look??
    http://cgi.ebay.com/DMR-Trailblade-r...QQcmdZViewItem
    that is wholesale price.

    i just ordered one.

    after breaking 2 qr axles i am getting a 9mm bolt on.

    you don't want to mess with your front wheel falling off!

    trust me. get a bolt on! you can just get the axle and put it

    in most qr hubs.

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    I say go for it. I've been thinking about going rigid myself. I guess it's the bmxer in me.

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    cool guys, thanks for all the help. So i can get any of these forks and get an axle instead of the QR? Ive never had a problem with the QR before, is bolt on that much better?

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    well if you are doing tire taps and 180's it will not take long to break that QR axle.

    without the shock absorbtion the hub takes some nasty loads.

    if you just hop up and drop off stuff you can get away with a QR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbray101
    cool guys, thanks for all the help. So i can get any of these forks and get an axle instead of the QR? Ive never had a problem with the QR before, is bolt on that much better?
    YES!!!! But, 20mm would be even better. Check this...

    http://www.ridemonkey.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=145486

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    Point taken...I will look into a 20mm, thanks for all the advice I think I may get that fork from ebay.

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    I have the DMR TBII 20MM:


    I run a slightly different setup now.( 2x9+bg & 2007 X7. The fork is not an inexpensive option, though- high msrp. I got it through Phil of www.RideSFO.com. I was going to run dual 24's, but decided to keep it 26 for commuting. (speaking of which, I have a rear AtomLab GI 24" bolt on wheel that's collecting dust ; ) ... )

    Lemme know if you have any questions.

    -ebRich

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    i have the surly instigator fork on my rigid SS haro zero.

    i personally like it alot, theres so much more power transfer and its strong. i have bolt thru front n rear which i like alot.

    but i am putting a pike on it as soon as i get my lazy ass to a shop.

    i want to use it for a bit bigger stuff, and ill admit it, when i do **** up on drops n such it does hurt, i guess its just takes more skill maybe, but i want a more allaround bike than just street.

    if its just street n dj and u got some skills, or ur ready for some hurt wrists, go for it.

    i did really like it. but its just not what i want my bike for, i want more of a SS for DJ maybe the random easy trail ride,(which made me want some suspension)

    but if its not goin off road at all id say go for it....wow thats alot of rambling
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    Thanks for all the good insight a posting a pic. I will definately get a rigid since its not too expensive and probably flop b/w the two forks depending on my mood at the time.

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