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From RockShox Judy Gold RL to Rigid Titanium fork


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I have just acquired a Cannondale Trail SL2.

It is equipped with

fork : RockShox Judy Gold RL, 100mm, Solo Air, 15x110 thru-axle, remote lockout, tapered steerer, 51mm offset
tire : Schwalbe Rocket Rick, 29 x 2.25", K-Guard.

Rim : WTB STX i23 TCS, 32h, tubeless ready

I'm quite disappointed about the fork suspension. Big offset and not impressive on small downhills.

I have reduced the tire pressure but gain was not very visible.

Maybe I need to make some changes on the air pressure of the fork?.??

I'm thinking to move to a China-made, custom Rigid Titanium fork (http://www.waltlytitanium.com/)

and use a 29x3" tire with a larger rim.

I will save 1Kg for the fork but add maybe 300g for the rim and tire.

and it will be (I hope) more reliable and less maintenance.

Anyone has already made such move?

Kind regards


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From what you say about lowering the tire pressure, you probably want to get more small bump sensitivity. Try to go in two different directions:

  1. either lower the air pressure in the fork and add set firmer compression,
  2. or actually higher the air pressure and open the compression setting fully.

The Judy might feel spongy anyway, but changing a suspension fork to a rigid one and adding just a bit of tire width won't make those "small descends" more enjoyable. 

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