Where To Buy Mountain Bike Forks In Australia
In the market for a new mountain bike fork? You’ve come to the right place.
If you’re looking for a new mountain bike fork, we have you covered with our guide on where to buy them in Australia. We’ll show you the most popular brands and where they can be purchased.
Where can I find bike forks?
Take your existing front wheel out and measure the current axle diameter to work out further narrow down what fork your bike can accommodate.
What forks fit my mountain bike?
Mountain bike forks come in three wheel sizes: 26in, 27.5/650B and 29in. If you have 27.5/650B or 29in wheels then you need the corresponding size fork.
How do I choose a fork for my mountain bike?
Upgrading your fork can get you some major performance improvement but it’s important to understand the right model for your bike. Also consider things like your bike’s age, and how much it’s worth to you. Then look at Wheel Size, Axle Type, Steerer Tube Type, Travel amount, Brake Mount type, and fork offset.
How do I know my bike fork size?
The length of the fork is usually measured parallel to the steerer tube from the bottom of the lower bearing race to the center of the front wheel axle. A 1996 survey of 13 700c road forks found a maximum length of 374.7 mm and a minimum of 363.5 mm.
How do I know if my fork is compatible with frame?
Once it’s out, it’s pretty self-explanatory – just measure the length of the tube from the point where it joins the fork crown. The tube on the replacement fork has to be at least as long as the one you have now. If it’s longer, you’ll have to cut it, but if it’s too short, there’s nothing you can do.
Can I put a 29er fork on a 26 bike?
It would work, but there would be no benefit to it at all. It would probably just mess up the bikes geometry and add weight. You would only get more travel if the fork you put on has more travel than the one its replacing.
Can you put 29 Wheels on a 27.5 fork?
Most modern 27.5 forks will not fit a 29″ wheel.
Are air forks better than coil?
If you ride cross country, stick with air forks – they are easier to use, and provide good performance across all but the extremes. If your bike takes some big hits and impacts, use a coil fork – they are stronger and you cannot beat the coil setup for bigger hits.
Can you put 140mm forks on a 120mm bike?
Going from 120 mm up to 140 mm should be perfectly fine.
Is 150 mm too much travel?
Those roots and rocks can ping you offline, despite being sure of your steering inputs. Too much travel can also dull the feedback of your trail bike. We recommend that a trail fork ideally have 34mm stanchions, at 130-140mm, for a 29er – possibly, up to 150mm, for the smaller 27.5in wheel size.
Can you put a 130mm fork on a 100mm bike?
at 130mm you’ll probably be fine, I wouldn’t put anything bigger on there. The kona frames are pretty strong, I used to run a 130mm fork on my 100mm jump bike for AM and a lottle more FR riding, I was fine.
Can you change a bike fork?
Removing the fork and stem from your bicycle isn’t a professional task. With a little bit of elbow grease, you can easily swap out a new stem or a new fork without cutting cables or calling upon your local bike professionals.