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    How do I know the travel of my vintage RockShox TT?

    How do I know the travel of my vintage RockShox JUDY TT?

    I can't find any info on them other than they are red and are on my Trek Alpha Custom 26er.
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    you could... measure it?

    You probably want the axle-to-crown length, since you're probably trying to figure out which rigid fork to replace that horribleness with.
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    I got hurt 10 years ago and am coming back and I am, erh uh, my bike components appear to be "vintage" now... could you explain where I measure and why rigid?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Critter Cameraman View Post
    I got hurt 10 years ago and am coming back and I am, erh uh, my bike components appear to be "vintage" now... could you explain where I measure and why rigid?
    There's no version of the judy that isn't horrible. That was fairly true in 2009 and very true now.

    Bikes from the era where a judy would be specced are very good commuter/bikepath/gravel/urban exploration/****around bikes, and kinda awful on terrain where a suspension fork is beneficial. So i assumed you wanted to replace a horrible suspension fork with a rigid one that better suited the bike's design.

    Measure from the center of the dropouts to the top of the fork crown. That will tell you axle-to-crown. That's a good rigid fork length. Measuring the exposed stanchion will tell you the fork travel, with rare exception.


    It's common for folks coming back to the sport after a 10+ year hiatus to find their expectations/preferences at odds with where the sport has gone. That's a whole different topic, and it's up to you how you want to deal with it.


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