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If you know of one with lockout that would fit a 700c wheel please let me know about it .. or tell me if maybe a MTB front shock can easily accomodate or be modified for a 700c? Your help appreciated! If it's light that's a plus of course.
Model name is GPS Metro or GPS Europa. It's 50-60mm but is heavy. Weight is about 4.5-5 pounds.
As for the lock out I'm not sure if they still offer it. I saw the old Ruby model before with a lockout but I don't know if it was aftermarket.
If you're using road brake calipers calipers, the RST Corsa might be worth looking:
I've only tried RST steel/MCU spring fork so far, but they're not the best in terms of durability (the bushings need to be replaced often).
Manitou offers also 700C forks (Luxe series):
http://www.answerproducts.com/depts.asp ... familyid=7
Performance is top-notch from what I've heard.
Last not least there are two German manufacturers with interesting 700C forks:
the German:A GA-force roadster parallelogram fork and the Acros Crypt 28".
But beware: both are relatively expensive.
RockShox GPS forks are heavy and lack good suspension performance.
I'd recommend you either a Manitou Luxe or a SR Suntour NRX.
I am familiar with the Rockshox, Yoko but no lockout. Lockout's an important feature to me, especially if it's for long-distance riding, it's such a waste the bobbing when climbing.
Nikh, I checked the White bros. "big wheel" which they say takes a 29" wheel (that's 730 cm!). I wonder what kind of riding it's intended for? (remember, I'm a dumb-ass on this subject!). Anyway, it has a lockout and looks like the crapola to me.
nikh wrote:You need an 1" steerer tube?
I don't have the frame yet so can't say for sure, but most likely will be a 1-1/8". I'm looking at the Moots YYB Vamoots and cringing at spending the bucks for the frame.. but if I'm really going to get into Randonneur then I want to build the best bike for it. I'll use my regular ride for the upcoming 200k (early April) but would like to upgrade. Long hours on a bike, comfort and efficiency are the most important things.
Tim the Pineapple wrote:Get a Winwood air fork for 29er (29" = 700c) supposedly its light and the whole fork is made out of carbon fiber.
Do you have a link for that, Tim? I've found what appears to be their website but no mention of a suspension fork:
willf03 wrote:Why don't you buy a burly carbon road fork like woundup, and put a softride stem on your bike. It would save a bunch of weight and hassle. Only problem is I don't think that softride make the stems anymore, it would be something you'd have to look around for to find. Softride is located near me, so I could look into it if you are interested. There is always ebay too.
Good suggestion, Will. I've heard of a softride stem.. and I have a search saved on eBay. You have a pic anywhere or link? Would it possibly have a lockout feature?
Tim the Pineapple wrote:Frankie - B wrote:Tim, a roadie doesn't use discs nor v's
right but you can run canti's
I think I'd like to run cantilever brakes for long distance touring .. but would consider disc's I think they're starting to come into their own for touring or maybe even cross.
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