Nashbar Rigid 26-in. Mountain Bike Fork

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Nashbar Rigid 26-in. Mountain Bike Fork
Nashbar Rigid Mountain Bike Fork lets you rediscover the simplicity of riding a rigid fork.
  • Our beefy 4130 chromoly fork features 31.8mm fork legs, tapered for a superb ride quality
  • IS disc mount and removable V-brake studs allow you to build it up however you want
  • Extra clearance for 3.0 tires with room for mud, and single eyelets at the dropout for full fenders
  • Suspension corrected leg length means your bike's handling won't change
  • 45mm offset
  • Axle to Crown: 453mm
  • Steerer length: 280mm
Nashbar Rigid 26-in. Mountain Bike Fork
  • COMPATIBILITY 26" Wheels
  • TRAVEL N/A
  • MATERIAL Cro-Mo
  • SPRING N/A
  • STEERER 1 1/8" Threadless 280mm long
  • AXLE 9mm dropouts
  • BRAKE MOUNT Canti/V-brake & Disc
  • ADJUSTMENT N/A
  • MAX. TIRE WIDTH 3.0"
  • Rating 4.5

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Nashbar Rigid 26-in. Mountain Bike Fork
 
4.3

(based on 30 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (21)
  • Versatile (10)
  • Easy to install (7)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Attractive (3)

Cons

  • Heavy (12)

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (17)
  • Commuting/city (15)
  • Casual riding (3)
  • Road biking (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (14), Commuter (6), Casual/ recreational (5), Competitive cyclist (4)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort oriented (10), Speed oriented (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (23)

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4.0

Dependable utility and performance

By 50mileCommute

from Fairfax, VA

About Me Commuter

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City
    • Road Biking

    Comments about Nashbar Rigid 26-in. Mountain Bike Fork:

    I have 3 of these forks for my commuter bikes. Soak up road vibrations better than aluminum. I recently installed this with a 1000w electric front hub motor before going for a 50 mile commute. It worked very well. I didn't have to worry about the fork and could focus on the road.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Great no-frills fork for the money

    By Black Bike

    from Miami, FL

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Appear Well Made
    • Disc And Canti Mounts
    • Lots Of Clearance

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • No Frills Paint Job

    Best Uses

    • Beach Cruiser
    • Commuting/City
    • Mountain Biking
    • Rigid Conversions
    • Single Speed Conversions

    Comments about Nashbar Rigid 26-in. Mountain Bike Fork:

    I'm using the fork on a old mountain bike I'm converting into a cruiser with ape hangers and banana seat. This fork is perfect for my application. It appears to be well made and I expect it to be durable. This fork would also fit the bill for rigid conversions. It should weigh less than almost all suspension forks, although it's not a light fork. It weighs quite a bit more than a Surly 1x1 fork and considerably more than a Salsa a Chro-Moto fork. The paint is kind of a satin black, so don't expect a nice glossy paint job. All in all, you'd be hard pressed to find a better rigid fork for the money.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Went rigid on a budget

    By Chicagomtber

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Commuter

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Removable Vbrake Mounts

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Nashbar Rigid 26-in. Mountain Bike Fork:

        Converted my old Azonic DS-1 to a singlespeed and now fully rigid. Use it mostly as just a commuter, but dropping the old Judy fork and putting this on lightened it up a lot, and made for a simpler, highly responsive bike. Lots of clearence for a 29er wheel, but of course, that would throw off the geomerty, so i'm leaving it 26.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Misleading picture, but nice fork for the price.

        By Toood

        from Des Moines, IA

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Cheap
        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Looks good

        Cons

        • Matte Paint

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City
        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about Nashbar Rigid 26-in. Mountain Bike Fork:

        Bought an old GF mtb to set up as a winter commuter. Swapped out stock solo air Manitou fork for this because it cost less than seals and a rebuild for the other fork. Wanted both brake mounts, currently it's rim brake, but may switch to disc someday. Considerably ligher than the suspension fork. Only issue is the matte paint. To me the picture looks like gloss. No big deal at all, just think the gloss paint would look better with my bike.

        • Cycling Style:
        • Speed Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Good so far

        By Brad

        from Oklahoma

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City
          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Nashbar Rigid 26-in. Mountain Bike Fork:

          I purchased this fork to replace the low end suspension fork that came stock on my mountain bike. Instead of spending big money on a better suspension fork I simply decided to forego suspension altogether and purchase this fork. I ride this bike on mostly hard pack single track with somewhat prevalent tree roots and occasional small rock gardens. I don't think I'll be attacking any seriously technical terrain with this setup, however, on your average cross country trail it seems to handle it just fine. I like the option of running vbrakes or disc, I currently have this setup for vbrakes and it works well. I caught this on a sale with free shipping and it cost half the price of a surly. I did have to take off quite a bit of material to face up the bearing surface for the crown race, but other than that setup was a breeze. If I were to build another rigid bike, I would consider purchasing this product again.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Rare that you get EXACTLY what you expected.

          By Bob

          from P-town, CA

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good finish
          • Lightweight
          • Very Reasonable Cost
          • Well made

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting/City
            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about Nashbar Rigid 26-in. Mountain Bike Fork:

            Purchased to replace the heavier rigid fork on my SS 29er. This gets used for everything from commuting to singletrack. Fork is about 9 oz. lighter than what was replaced, better finished, and rides more comfortably in all conditions other than drops, as it is more rigid than the stock fork - so i would expect that.

            Fits a 29" wheel perfectly. Might look a little tall on a 26" wheel. I wanted a fork with vbrake mounts in order to mount a small rack, although I run disc brakes. This fits the bill nicely.

            Yes, there are lighter forks out there from Surly, etc. - but they are twice the money.

            I will be purchasing a second fork for my daughter's commute bike. This is a great all-around deal.

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            • No

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            4.0

            29er Wheel Fits Fine

            By buffal0b1ll

            from Baltimore, MD

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about Nashbar Rigid 26-in. Mountain Bike Fork:

            As long as you use a disc brake a 29er wheel fits perfectly in this fork with tons of clearance. Only downside is that this thing is a brick.

            • Cycling Style:
            • Speed Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Well made!

            By carbel

            from Milpitas, CA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Affordable
            • Lightweight
            • Looks good
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting/City
              • Mountain Biking

              Comments about Nashbar Rigid 26-in. Mountain Bike Fork:

              Really happy with this rigid, looks great and the weight does not really bother me, way lighter than my Rockshox solo air. Just want to have a single speed rigid bike set up for town and partial dirt trail with the family. I removed the stud for cantilever/v-brake and it looked much better. Thanks Nashbar for a simple rigid and affordable fork.

              • Cycling Style:
              • Comfort Oriented
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              simple, does the job.

              By Kermit

              from Québec, canada

              About Me Commuter

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Commuting/City

              Comments about Nashbar Rigid 26-in. Mountain Bike Fork:

              Bought this for my commuter bike. I ride it to work every day and i wanted to replace my old 100mm fork. The geo is still good, the fork is a little heavy but seems solid. i wanted a bomb proof bike so it's allright for me.

              Good Product overall

              • Cycling Style:
              • Comfort Oriented
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Nice deal on a rigid fork

              By bladerider

              from Orange County, California

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to install
              • Great For Streets

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Commuter Conversion

              Comments about Nashbar Rigid 26-in. Mountain Bike Fork:

              (NOTE: I bought mine in early 2014, got injured, so just commenting now). I used this to replace a rigid fork on an early 1990s steel MTB that I use for commuting and work-out riding. Yeah, its heavy, but its been bombproof on potholed & cracked streets, and it 'lifted' my front end (which I wanted to do). So far no complaints after 6 months of street riding, and it fit my need perfectly.

              • Cycling Style:
              • Comfort Oriented
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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