How do you know what suspension forks to buy?!

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Re: How do you know what suspension forks to buy?!

Postby cooldad » Fri Nov 09, 2012 23:12 pm

Similar axle to crown length, long enough steerer tube (and the right diameter obviously).
But unless you are willing to spend more than than is sensible on the bike, you may be wasting your time. Decent forks aren't cheap. And rubbish forks are rubbish.
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Re: How do you know what suspension forks to buy?!

Postby cooldad » Sat Nov 10, 2012 00:34 am

What's a bargain? Budget?
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Re: How do you know what suspension forks to buy?!

Postby cooldad » Sat Nov 10, 2012 02:27 am

What is your budget?
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Re: How do you know what suspension forks to buy?!

Postby kammybear » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:04 am

A decent bargain fork, even on here is around £100 usually.

A subway is a commuter bike worth £200? Save up for a bike worth upgrading?

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Re: How do you know what suspension forks to buy?!

Postby LJ. » Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:22 pm

Rockshox Recon Silver for £112 is considered decent but is not very light http://www.merlincycles.com/bike-shop/f ... -2013.html they have a fair few at that place but they are priced accordingly

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Re: How do you know what suspension forks to buy?!

Postby Chunkers1980 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 14:49 pm

Don't know if they are suitable, you need to measure. Disc only too.

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Re: How do you know what suspension forks to buy?!

Postby cooldad » Sat Nov 10, 2012 15:35 pm

Stanley222 wrote:Its a £400 bike

It was.
Chunkers1980 wrote:Disc only too.

Keep up.
Stanley222 wrote:It has disc brakes so I know I have to get disc specific forks but how do
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Re: How do you know what suspension forks to buy?!

Postby The Rookie » Sat Nov 10, 2012 20:09 pm

The Subway doesn't have suspension corrected forks, so putting suspension forks on will raise the front end, change the geometry and the extra loading may be too much for the frame.

The Subway isn't the best bike to use as a basis of an MTB, ideally start with, well, an MTB!

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Re: How do you know what suspension forks to buy?!

Postby Rushmore » Sun Nov 11, 2012 13:36 pm

I personally wouldn't bother putting suspension forks on it...

Keep it as a commuter and save up for an MTB...
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