Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    likes beer
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    21

    Ogre through-axle forks - Whatís the best option?

    Any ideas as to the best option to run a through axle, up front? Either converting the original fork or buying a new fork? Iím wondering how the newer Krampus through-axle fork would work, or if there is another steel option that also has cage mounts.

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation: seat_boy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    2,502
    You can't covert the current fork.

    You'll need to know the length of your current Ogre fork--didn't they shorten the fork on the latest model?
    http://www.bikingtoplay.blogspot.com/
    RIGID, not "ridged" or "ridgid"
    PEDAL, not "peddle." Unless you're selling stuff

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    2,494
    Why do you want thru axle? The stock QR forks are just fine.
    Jason
    Disclaimer: www.paramountsports.net

  4. #4
    likes beer
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    21
    Quote Originally Posted by seat_boy View Post
    You can't covert the current fork.

    You'll need to know the length of your current Ogre fork--didn't they shorten the fork on the latest model?
    They did, I believe. The current Ogre fork is about 1.5Ē shorter than the current Krampus fork.
    Last edited by Rusk; 01-13-2018 at 10:45 PM.

  5. #5
    likes beer
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    21
    Quote Originally Posted by JAGI410 View Post
    Why do you want thru axle? The stock QR forks are just fine.
    Primarily because Iím considering a through axle rear and having one of each seems a bit of a faff.
    Last edited by Rusk; 02-04-2018 at 01:08 PM.

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    515
    Quote Originally Posted by JAGI410 View Post
    Why do you want thru axle? The stock QR forks are just fine.
    Fine isn't necessarily best.

    I've a 2012 Ogre whose front dropouts have always been a little problematic.

    Placement of the front wheel within these slightly large dropouts can easily mean noise from the disk brakes rubbing.

    I've had the frame since new and use a Son28 dynohub with QR.

    When the rubbing initially manifested I gave up and took the bike to two different bike mechanics who both failed to remedy the issue.

    The second one did recommend the experimentation of spacers to bolt the caliber to the front forks.

    Backing off the pads enough to mitigate the noise issue leaves simply too much lever movement to get the brake response I favour.

    I found slightly changing the position of the wheel within the dropouts dispels any noise/feedback.

    Now I've gone ghetto tubeless, I've forgotten the last time I've needed to take out the front wheel.

    I should have a play with some spacers I guess, but I really like the sound of the through axle set up keeping the wheel position exactly the same each time.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-21-2017, 12:56 PM
  2. Replies: 15
    Last Post: 05-24-2015, 07:36 AM
  3. Suspension forks for Ogre/Troll
    By corwin1968 in forum Surly
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-16-2013, 07:48 AM
  4. Tubeless See Through Windows Option #2
    By alphazz in forum Fat bikes
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 11-25-2012, 08:36 PM
  5. best 20mm through axle wheel or sets for dj
    By *B* in forum Urban/DJ/Park
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-08-2011, 02:02 AM

Members who have read this thread: 1

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.