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Offline Flatland318

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Zero Offset forks?
« on: March 05, 2013, 07:32:34 PM »
I currently have offet forks on my KHE A-Damn, but what's the difference between zero offset and regular forks? I mean I know one's straight down and the other's offset but what's the pros and cons? I'm a noob so bare with me...just trying to figure something out here.
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Re: Zero Offset forks?
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2013, 02:37:38 AM »
Zero forks will get you into the trick the quickest.  Harder to hold the trick. 
Offset forks are harder to get into the trick but easier to stay into the trick.
My advice is get some and try them out.

Just my experience with the two. 
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Re: Zero Offset forks?
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2013, 03:55:11 PM »
You could just spin your forks backwards that will give you zero too.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2013, 02:21:54 AM by rawchild »
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Re: Zero Offset forks?
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2013, 07:33:06 AM »
You could just spin your forks backwards that will give you zero too.

that's not true - depending on how much rake your forks have, you might get close to zero to negative rake.
but by flipping your bars and riding/ trying tricks out, you do get an idea of how a "quicker" fork (lesser to zero rake) will work for you.

Offline Flatland318

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Re: Zero Offset forks?
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2013, 03:53:20 PM »
I was thinking about buying some Zion Luna forks are they any good or do I need to spend a little more and get some better ones? Any recomendations?
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Offline ckcheong

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Re: Zero Offset forks?
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2013, 04:43:32 PM »
i think flatware fork give you everything
try their zero and offset version
simply saying, riding a offset fork is more steady but harder to spin

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Re: Zero Offset forks?
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2013, 02:12:09 AM »
i would NOT recommand flatwares.
why?
because if you run 1.75" untapered pegs, you have to modd the pegs to fit the dropouts;
not all 'u'-brakes will work on the low-profile brake pivot post without rubbing;
the brake pivots post have a tendency to come loose, and in certain batch, the brake pivots post boss have threading issues.
also not the lightest nor the narrowest forks out there for the price. 

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Re: Zero Offset forks?
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2013, 03:35:15 AM »
I got some "CHEAP" KHE tanaka zero forks (Uber light) off ebay US for something like $80 brand new they are a great fork

I now ride KHE Addict forks but my Kids have the Tanaka forks

Offline Flatland318

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Re: Zero Offset forks?
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2013, 11:26:10 PM »
Melon your kids ride flat? That's rad...those are the forks I'm thinking about getting
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Re: Zero Offset forks?
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2013, 01:52:01 AM »
I think the flatware is the best fork. The warranty is awesome and mine are still going strong almost 2 years later. Zion aren't bad for the $$ I'm sure. I just hate trying to save cash and then later having cracked parts like my colony and suelo forks.
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Re: Zero Offset forks?
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2013, 02:42:05 AM »
Personally I don't like 0 offset.
Makes things too twitchy.

Much prefer anything up to 20mm offset.

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Re: Zero Offset forks?
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2013, 03:27:42 AM »
Im running 75.5 HTA with a 13mm offset fork. Its twitchy as hell but pretty fun which was what i wanted from the bike when i set out to build it. BMX is fun for me again & i feel like i might actually learn something on this bike. Byke, should have my Zodiac sprocket soon so i'll be running the Twombolts i bought from you months ago haha!

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Re: Zero Offset forks?
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2013, 01:35:51 AM »
I ran minimal offset forks for years.  I got some zero offset odyssey forks from a trade.  I just thought that I would try them.  I can do G-turns before, but with zero forks, wayyy easier!

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Re: Zero Offset forks?
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2013, 02:34:27 AM »
If you happen to get a different fork make sure you notice steer tube lengths. If you run rear brakes a longer steer tube would be more desirable for your gyro set-up. Flatware has the longest tube.
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Re: Zero Offset forks?
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2013, 02:41:33 PM »
I run front breaks only with Swiss miss bars I just go
Through the steer tube.
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