Crashpotato

Bmx forks on a trials bike?

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Hi. I'm planning to build up a 24" street trials bike and currently thinking about the forks I want to run on it. I had a look at the echo urban forks and they seemed to be my choice. But then I thought of the 24/26 bmx bikes and now I'd like to know what the pros and cons for running a bmx fork on my bike are. (And btw. I don't care about weight. I'd rather have a very strong bike than a light one that breaks under my weight.)

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There are plenty of trials forks out there that are strong enough to handle abuse (thinking primarily of Inspired kit in this instance, though I'm sure there are others about. Urbans used to be another reasonable contender, though I'm unsure if this is still the case to that extent) that really there's no need to try and do anything different, particularly given trials frames aren't designed around a BMX fork. I've no doubt it's possible to run a 24" BMX fork, but seems a rather pointless exercise.

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Why not use a street trials fork?

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Ok I think I´ll stick to the trials forks then. The reason I was thinking about going for a bmx fork is that here in germany trials parts (not even thinking about Street-Trials parts) are way expensive and super rare. And I didn´t hear anything negavtive about the latest echo urbans. Or does someone know if there are trobles even with the brand new model?

And thanks for the answers! ;)

 

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I've ran bmx fork on mine recently. I only changed for some forks with dedicated v-mount forks (not bmx forks with v-adaptors. They were mega heavy and stiff!

You can make anything rideable!

 

Have fun!

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Second-hand Inspireds/Urbans will be cheap, even after shipping. I once sent a complete bike from the UK to Italy for pence over £13 including full insurance, so a set of forks can't be too bad even a few years down the line. If you'd rather go for something new, Tartybikes are your guys (Y)

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Ok thanks for the advice. So I'll keep my eyes open for maybe some second hand inspireds!

 

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