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    Rigid Fork Length for SS

    Looking for some assistance in the proper rigid fork length for an older frame originally spec'd for a 63mm Rockshox. Understand many pre-suspension forks were 395mm and am guessing 420mm would be about right. Thoughts?

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    420mm would be a little long. Find out what fork came on the bike and try to match that if you can. Pay attention to offset too. Some wouldn't care if they had a longer fork on their bike. It might slow things down a little and make it look a little funny with the high front end.


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    Don't worry about being a little long. On an older frame you'll probably find that it is an improvement. On a ss you're usually standing and mashing on the pedals at slow speed and slowing down the handling is a good thing. More stability.
    Most of the 26 in sus corrected rigid forks are ~415 which would be fine.

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