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Looking at these as a possible 29er fork.

The apear to be long enough, plenty of clearance etc, any one got any experience of these.

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Is what you're talking about the old Zyxzz fork? I was talking w/Bob Brown about building a 29" compatible tandem ( :), rubbing hands together...)and he mentioned being able to machine a new arch for it that would accomodate a 29" wheel. With reduced travel of course.
 

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Is that the Stronglight fork?

Stronglight has an anti dive linkage fork out now that I'd never seen before, up until about a month ago. JB importers is the U.S. distributor. Can't remember if the name is "Vorace" or not, but it was something goofy like that! :)
 

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Those are the ones.

Unfortunatly they only show one model on the website and not being french, my web searches have not found the other models.

They make 4 forks, the Easyride is one from the bottom of the range.

They have 3" of travel, 458mm Hub to Crown, and the top of the range has Carbon legs and steerer.

I will scan the brochure and post the pics here the next time I am home (next monday)

I thought the carbon ones would complement the Columbus Starship/Carbon frame.

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Hmmmm

nightfire said:
Those are the ones.

Unfortunatly they only show one model on the website and not being french, my web searches have not found the other models.

They make 4 forks, the Easyride is one from the bottom of the range.

They have 3" of travel, 458mm Hub to Crown, and the top of the range has Carbon legs and steerer.

I will scan the brochure and post the pics here the next time I am home (next monday)

I thought the carbon ones would complement the Columbus Starship/Carbon frame.

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They look a lot like some forks I was playing consultant to last year with a suspension-specialist engineering firm in Warwick!

Any more info Phil and any mention of "Randle"?

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Guitar Ted said:
Stronglight has an anti dive linkage fork out now that I'd never seen before, up until about a month ago. JB importers is the U.S. distributor. Can't remember if the name is "Vorace" or not, but it was something goofy like that! :)
Looks like it. It's a Stronglight anti-dive fork called Vorace Easyride. Here's the page in English: http://www.zefal.com/stronglight/page.php?nom=produits&keySousFamille=fourches

Anti-dive feature: http://www.zefal.com/stronglight/BASES/NOTICE/document/noticeNdg.an.pdf
 

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Such a short fork won't have any travel left if you limit it to work with 29", I'm afraid.
 

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Euhm, if wheelsize is irrelevant, why isn't the fork even shorter for 26" use, or offer more travel?
 

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A good question! Which I will be able to answer once I have one. it may be to reduce the risk of toe overlap as the fork moves backwards.

I need to do some real measurement to find out if it can be used on a larger scale as it is or would need the legs extending.

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Cloxxki said:
Euhm, if wheelsize is irrelevant, why isn't the fork even shorter for 26" use, or offer more travel?
There's a correlation between the length of the legs and the travel of the fork (longer legs=more travel). Maybe that's why it is like it is?

I'm very intrigued by this fork, let us know what you discover there Nightfire.
 

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Is the linkage very dissimilar to the AMP's and Fournales' of this world? Those require the expected ~30mm extention to work with the same travel.
 

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It's basically the same linkage, but backwards relative to an AMP fork so that there's room for the shock.



I'm not sure I follow you here. With the AMPs, isn't the travel limited in the 26" setup, then increased with the leg extensions for the 29" wheel, so you end up with longer legs and the same amount of travel at the wheel, though there is less travel at the linkage? I really don't know much about linkage forks, they're pretty cool though. I really want to try this Vorace fork.
 

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I meant to say, that I've read that such forks required a leg extention in order to not have the 2" tire hit something before the maximum travel is reached.
 
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