basically all the cover does is protect it from getting dirt and crap in there. if you remove it, it wont really be all that bad for it. and if you have a fork with no cover on them, you can by lizard skins fork boots to cover them up. so all it does is protect it.zeffer111 said:I have a trek 6000, with the rubber covers on my manitou fork.
I noticed that all the newer trek bikes do not have this cover.
Does the cover do anything? or is it just for looks? would it be a problem if I removed mine?