Lose them shocks!!!!

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  • 03-21-2014
    digitalayon
    Lose them shocks!!!!
    OK....loving the regular forks on my commuter. There is a level of complexity that I eliminated when I went to rigid forks. Not only lighter, but control seems a bit better. My only regret is I should have got some made from steel. I think they feel better.:)
  • 03-22-2014
    cr45h
    i hear that. my entire stable is rigid. shocks are overkill in most of my situations so i got rid of them years ago
  • 03-26-2014
    Sammie McShifterson
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by digitalayon View Post
    OK....loving the regular forks on my commuter. There is a level of complexity that I eliminated when I went to rigid forks. Not only lighter, but control seems a bit better. My only regret is I should have got some made from steel. I think they feel better.:)

    I couldn't agree more-- especially on a commuter. Two years ago I got rid of the last of my front suspension and I don't see myself ever having it again, even on my trails mountain bikes. I've never been on a full squishy squish but I can't imagine it being significantly better than my fat bike.
  • 03-28-2014
    digitalayon
    fat bike...as in Chance's fat bike?
  • 03-28-2014
    Harold
    there is a time and place for everything. rigid steel goes on my commuter. suspension goes on my mtb.
  • 03-29-2014
    codwater
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by NateHawk View Post
    there is a time and place for everything. rigid steel goes on my commuter. suspension goes on my mtb.

    I agree 100%. While I was building my mountain bike, I had to throw on a rigid fork I had laying around while i searched for good deal on a 100mm fork. My wrist were screwed from trail riding on a rigid fork. Some people's bodies can handle, some people's can't.

    Now my street commuter is different story. No reason for suspension on the roads.
  • 03-29-2014
    time229er
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by codwater View Post

    Now my street commuter is different story. No reason for suspension on the roads.

    there is in Toledo :yikes:
  • 04-02-2014
    leeboh
    I commute in several modes. The summer one involves 8 miles of dirt out of 20, so the 29er hardtail uses a sus fork. Works well with race slicks.