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Old 06-17-2010, 12:47 PM
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Default Re: Do springer front ends actually work?

Originally Posted by nolan_speed View Post
I may be swapping my motor over to a Kona beach cruiser and I was thinking about putting a springer front end on it but I'm wondering if they actually absorb much shock or if they're just for looks. The rigid bike that I've been riding is a bit harsh so I was thinking about going to a bike with some sort of suspension. A beach cruiser with a mountain bike fork would look kind of funny so I thought a springer would look cool and could soften the bumps out a bit. It looks like the springers don't have any dampening so do you just bounce around a bunch? Will it ride any better than a rigid fork?

Thanks for the tips.
In a word.....YES!....I have two bikes with springer forks and one with a MNTN bike fork.....all cruisers....I'm including some snaps of the bikes....the one with the MNTN bike fork actually works better than the springers do.....doesn't look as cool but doesn't look bad either....all in'll have no blue balls !

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