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    Rigid fork help

    First off I want to put a rigid for on a klein attitude. I only want to do this once so please any advice would be helpful.

    I plan on using it as a commuter/cruiser.

    Should i use a straight rigid fork? Cyclocross fork? How long of a fork should I use?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zindog
    First off I want to put a rigid for on a klein attitude. I only want to do this once so please any advice would be helpful.

    I plan on using it as a commuter/cruiser.

    Should i use a straight rigid fork? Cyclocross fork? How long of a fork should I use?

    Thanks.
    What vintage (year) is your Attitude?

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    2001

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    Quote Originally Posted by zindog
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    You'll want suspension adjusted for an 80mm fork with sag so somewhere around 425-430mm axle to crown.

    Are looking for light (like carbon fiber) or more forgiving or cheap?

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    I've looked at both,Kona P2 and Reynolds ouzo pro cyclocross. I do not want to be cheap,if I can get a deal on cf I would do so gladly.

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    This is a pretty good deal for a CF
    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/204...on-26-Fork.htm

    If you want to spend less, the Salsa CroMoto forks are pretty nice for the price.

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    Thank you mtn. your info was very helpful.

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    Would the Reynolds cyclocross fork work on this bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zindog
    Would the Reynolds cyclocross fork work on this bike?
    Several issues
    -Axle to crown is only 395mm
    -Limited to narrow tires
    -Brake mounts for 700c rims
    -No disc mount
    -45mm rake

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    ExoticCarbon on ebay for $184 for 42.5. I just purchased one to go on my '96 klein Pulse II using v-brakes

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    I saw those,let me know how the quality is and how good of a seller they are. Thanks!

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    First impression of fork and company are good. Purchased fork Monday nite and it was waiting at my door Thursday when I got home from work. Free shipping. Fork looks really good. Looks well built and went together easily. Weighed 920gm uncut. Did not weigh it after I cut off excess. Will weigh what was cut off and measure length of steerer tube left. Looks really sharp on my gloss black Klein. Got a short ride in, no mtb'ing and it feels pretty good. Positioning does not feel like it dropped very much from the 100mm Fox I had on before. Will post pictures Sunday nite.

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    Geat! Thanks for the update,I'll probably pull the trigger on it myself.

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    a couple pics
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    Looks nice,I ordered one this morning.

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    This CX fork is 410mm axle to crown with exellent handling traits.
    Lot's of fork's on e-bay.
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    Xc Frame F/s 100 Mm Travel

    I Would Like To Go To A Carbon Rigid Fork On My Mountain Cycle Zen I Only Ride On Paved Trails What Size Fork Do I Need To Have The Same Geometry Thanks

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    Took mine out for its maiden voyage this afternoon. It absorbs the road fairly well,it got a little squirrely when I only had one hand on the bars at a decent speed.

    I put on some lightweight tires to smoothen out the ride,no knobbys needed for this cruiser.

    Altogether it road really well and I'm very happy with the outcome. I will put on some new grips,ergo bars and a tighter cassette to make the bike complete.

    Here is the fork I purchase except it had v brake mounts.

    https://cgi.ebay.com/eXotic-Carbon-S...item2c5ad08bdf

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    Fork looks good on the old Klein!

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    Trigon makes the best rigid fork made.

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