Author Topic: Can I fit a suspension fork?  (Read 6500 times)


  • Mostly Harmless
Can I fit a suspension fork?
« on: 10 August, 2019, 02:22:48 pm »

My bike is a Genesis Vagabond, in size small. Is it possible to fit a suspension fork to this frame?

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  • "World's Scariest Barman"
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Re: Can I fit a suspension fork?
« Reply #1 on: 10 August, 2019, 02:29:22 pm »
Technically yes, but you would end up with the front end a lot higher, which would have an impact on the steering. A short travel fork has 80mm of movement so effectively 80mm longer than a rigid fork.


  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
Re: Can I fit a suspension fork?
« Reply #2 on: 13 August, 2019, 06:38:17 pm »
You do get special front suspension systems for gravel these days. My friend's boutique shop in London makes up some with Lauf forks, which are specced for damping gravel surfaces. I expect they'd work well on pavé too. According to the shop's top brain it isn't just stupid bike industry junk, it is a good product.

It isn't cheap though...
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