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    WTB 1 1/8 27.5 suspension fork

    I have a suntour xct on my cannondale now but looking for a better fork. I ride parkway trails,swatara,mt gretna, if that helps. I have a 650b 27.5 wheel size and 1 1/8 straight steerer. Thanks

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    Anybody?

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    Theres basically no options. It might be time to upgrade the frame to something with a tapered headset, or go rigid. You can use a 26er rigid fork.

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    Would love to find a used frame and fork at a decent price.

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    Try looking for an X-fusion Velvet. It's basically a 26 fork, but has a spacer to limit the full travel. Otherwise, you can look for an older 26" Fox fork since many of them have fit a 650b wheel. It's not recommended, but if it fits...
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    bike discount.com, I got a daughter a RockShox air fork for 200 bucks. saved 2lbs and its a nice fork!

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    White Brothers/MRP recently (may still) offered straight steerer tube forks. Do a little googling and you may find one on sale...

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    Thanks for all the replies it helps when ya just get started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannondale16 View Post
    Thanks for all the replies it helps when ya just get started.
    I have a DT Swiss XMC80 RTLC fork. It is for 29" wheels, which means it'll fit 27.5 with room to spare.

    Straight 1 1/8" steerer, cut to 7 1/8". QR lowers. Carbon and magnesium, Launch Control, etc...

    Excellent condition, works perfectly. $250.

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    Thanks I just bought a rock shox recon silver rl yesterday. Gave 270 for it new. Works so much better unbelievable difference. Mike from green mountain cyclery hooked me up they are great guys!

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    The Recon Silver RL is the fork I bought for my daughter's boyfriend. He was digging the improvement so much on his 27.5 bike that I bought a 29er model to replace the Rock Shox 32TK coil fork on my hard tail.

    Not like "game-changing, totally transformed my bike" kind of difference. But a very noticeable improvement for not a huge amount of money!


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    The Recon Silver RL is the fork I bought for my daughter's boyfriend. He was digging the improvement so much on his 27.5 bike that I bought a 29er model to replace the Rock Shox 32TK coil fork on my hard tail.

    Not like "game-changing, totally transformed my bike" kind of difference. But a very noticeable improvement for not a huge amount of money!


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    Well compared to the stock suntour xct forks that came on my hardtail, the rock shox is very plush,it absorbs so much better I even noticed in turns it sticks better. The xct pogo'ed over roots and always wanted to slide out in turns.

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