In trying to resurrect my old 1999 Rocky Mountain Blizzard mountain bike as a city commuter so I started looking into what it would take to remove the Marzocchi Bomber Z-2 Light fork and swap in a rigid 26″ fork. Turns out that it isn’t as simple as swapping in any old rigid fork. I needed to find a “suspension corrected” fork that has an “axle-to-crown” measurement 10-20% of the axle-to-crown measurement of the Marzocchi (445 axle-to-crown). In investigating rigid forks, I was shocked at the cost. Here are some that I found:
- Nashbar – $49.99, 1400 grams, 453mm axle-to-crown
- Dimension – $65.99,1105 grams, 395mm axle-to-crown
- Surly 1×1 – $68, 1000 grams, 413mm axle-to-crown
- Kona project 2 – $69.95, 1040 grams, 440mm axle-to-crown
I ended up getting the Dimension.