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Does anyone know if there is a production 29" elastomer suspension fork (ala the early '90s Manitou forks) that is small travel (e.g. 2" or so)? If there is not one of yet has anyone heard of one being developed? I ride rigid exclusively but sometimes, it can be a bit much here in AZ. J
 

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Yeah, my friend has a Pro Flex with the elastomers and they suck. Maybe just get a Cane Creek Thudbuster seat post if you are looking for that small of a suspension travel?
 

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In all seriousness I doubt you'll find any elastomer suspension forks currently in production for the simple fact that elastomers really fell out of favor as a spring medium because coils and air springs have really proven superior and cost effective.

If you're looking for something to take the edge off, maybe a nice steel fork or even something more elaborate and beautiful like this Black Sheep Faith fork pictured here on someone's Lynskey:


It's one thousand dollars. But it should last forever and require almost no maintenance... could be the best deal in bicycling...
You should banish the idea of elastomers from your mind, or get a regular fork and pack the spring side full of gummi bears. Works about the same, yet infinitely more delicious.
 

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serious consideration

I've given this serious consideration as both my rigid bikes are packing the blacksheep ti unicrown forks. Gotta start savin' the pocket change.
 
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