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    Convert Stump to roadish

    I need to come up with a solution for these long winters here in Minnesota and no I will not jump on a Fatty. My winter sport is skiing. I need something for that in between time, April/May.

    First off my stumpy is like my first born so I am not willing to part with it. My wife keeps commenting on how I have so many bikes??? I have a 99 Stumpjumper that is just hanging out and I am turning it into a road bike that I can ride now to keep in shape for when the trails dry out.

    I have 1" slicks, a road stack for the rear but now I want to toss the front shock.

    My question is what do I look for in a rigid fork? Do I look for a suspension corrected or does it not make a difference? What are the measurements if so?

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    Axle to crown is the measurement you need.

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    Check for the lenght of the original fork, then measure the axle to crown lenght and compare

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    Don't know about a 1999 Stumpjumper, but with my 2013 Stumpjumper HT I use Specialized Chisel Carbon 29er Rigid Fork. It's tapered, suspension-corrected 480mm axle to crown and has 47mm offset. I guess it will be hard to find a suspension corrected fork for 99 Stumpy.

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    Convert Stump to roadish

    Quote Originally Posted by Priit View Post
    Don't know about a 1999 Stumpjumper, but with my 2013 Stumpjumper HT I use Specialized Chisel Carbon 29er Rigid Fork. It's tapered, suspension-corrected 480mm axle to crown and has 47mm offset. I guess it will be hard to find a suspension corrected fork for 99 Stumpy.
    How is the Chisel Carbon Rigid Fork working for you? Happy with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mulcheese View Post
    My question is what do I look for in a rigid fork? Do I look for a suspension corrected or does it not make a difference? What are the measurements if so?

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    Many of the chinese rigid forks already designed to compensate for the suspension so its not a big deal especially on an old 26er which will be around 100mm. That said I turned my kid's hardtail Tideace rigid for around town riding. I used a Qilefu from Amazon at a cost of $60. However most of these forks are made for disc brakes so you'll have to figure that one out. Also, screw the 1in slicks. Get some Town and Country tires or some fatty slicks unless you like taking a pounding on skinnies. On my kids setup, I've even got the T&C's setup tubeless.

    A quick check and looks like you can go to something like a Surly Longhaul, Sunlite, or a Soma for the 1 1/8 steerer, brake bosses, etc. Those forks should be corrected for 80mm travel.
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    https://www.bikenashbar.com/cycling/...rk-ns-rmf-base

    The 99 Stumpy is 80mm travel right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by j102 View Post
    How is the Chisel Carbon Rigid Fork working for you? Happy with it?
    Nothing to complain really. Looks nice too. I use it mostly for gravel rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Priit View Post
    Nothing to complain really. Looks nice too. I use it mostly for gravel rides.
    Thanks. Iím considering getting one too for the same purpose.

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    are you sizest? nothing wrong with a good fatty, they're often a good ride

    the bikes are good too..... .
    always mad and usually drunk......

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    Awesome guys. So do I measure from the axle to the top of the crown or bottom?

    Great ideas but what Im looking for is something cheap, not carbon. My idea is to walk into LBS and see what they have laying around in back. Probably 80's aluminum is what I hope for. This is why I want the dimensions I can dig through what they have.

    Thanks Priit but I think a 2013 would have different geo.

    Got something to go with now.

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