Front suspension for an Older GIANT Terrago

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  1. kevb

    kevb New Member

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    Hi,

    I bought a Giant Terrago with a 25.5" frame back in 1999. It has Magura Hydraulic Rim brakes (11's), and I am now interested in upgrading the rigid forks to suspension type. The Steerer is 1 1/8" and 255mm long with a threaded top... I am struggling to find any forks that would fit straight into the bike... does anyone have any suggestions? Most forks these days seem to be AHead or Threadless...:confused:
    TIA

    Kevin
    UK
     
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    dabac Well-Known Member

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    Upgrading from rigid to sus CAN be done, but it will change the geometry of the bike some. I have not found this to be critical, but that's based on a very limited number of bikes. Do try to find a fork with relatively short stroke to limit the effects of the swap (XC - not DH/freeride).

    Otherwise I can only advise to bite the bullet and replace the other bits too, (stem etc..)and set the bike up with aheadset.
     
  3. kevb

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    If only that were an option... all the forks I have found on the web would not fit due to the steerer tube being too short to convert to AHead...:eek:
     
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