Suspension Air Fork to replace Suntour Mobie on Medeo T10+

gadgetguy

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Looking for suggestions for upgrading the front fork to one with air suspension. Ride mostly on pavement, trying to smooth out the ruts in the roads. Existing fork is a Suntour Mobie A32 for 29" tires.
 

Timpo

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Do you have thru axle?
I'm asking because it doesn't look like Medeo T10+ has thru axle, but when I search for Suntour A32, it has thru axle.
 

gadgetguy

Member
Do you have thru axle?
I'm asking because it doesn't look like Medeo T10+ has thru axle, but when I search for Suntour A32, it has thru axle.
Yes I have a thru axle. I looked on Suntour's website and they offer a MOBIE 45 AIR LOR DS 15QLC32 which is for a 700C platform. My existing fork is stamped 29 even though the tires are 28" x 2.0". Called Suntour and they said they don't make the 29's after market in the Mobie line.
 

Timpo

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Yes I have a thru axle. I looked on Suntour's website and they offer a MOBIE 45 AIR LOR DS 15QLC32 which is for a 700C platform. My existing fork is stamped 29 even though the tires are 28" x 2.0". Called Suntour and they said they don't make the 29's after market in the Mobie line.
700C, 28 and 29ER are all the same thing.
Well, that's not accurate, but in my experience, they're interchangeable.
Someone here on EBR explained the difference but I can't remember what it was.
 

Timpo

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700C, 28 and 29ER are all the same thing.
Well, that's not accurate, but in my experience, they're interchangeable.
Someone here on EBR explained the difference but I can't remember what it was.
Found it, here:
 

Timpo

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Since Gazelle is a relative expensive bike, I am not sure if this is what you're looking for.
If you want to go for something like Ohlins, Fox or Marzocchi, this is not for you.

If you have non-boost hub

If you have boost hub

That said, I have experience with these forks and the quality is impressive for the price.
 

gadgetguy

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don't know what a boost hub is. Have attached some pictures of my fork. I also thought the sizes were interchangeable, but I did note that Suntour does offer different sizes and I was afraid to order if I was uncertain that it would fit. They don't offer the Mobie line in a 29er for aftermarket.
 

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Timpo

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don't know what a boost hub is. Have attached some pictures of my fork. I also thought the sizes were interchangeable, but I did note that Suntour does offer different sizes and I was afraid to order if I was uncertain that it would fit. They don't offer the Mobie line in a 29er for aftermarket.
Boost hub means you have 15mm x 110mm axle.
Normal hubs have 15mm x 100mm axle.

Some mountain bikes have boost hub, which is 15mm x 110mm.
Boost hubs have been getting so popular nowadays, to a point some MTB shops do not carry normal hubs anymore.

 

Timpo

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don't know what a boost hub is. Have attached some pictures of my fork. I also thought the sizes were interchangeable, but I did note that Suntour does offer different sizes and I was afraid to order if I was uncertain that it would fit. They don't offer the Mobie line in a 29er for aftermarket.
Interestingly, SR Suntour does not reveal hub size.

However, looks like you have a coil fork.
If you get an air fork, even if it's one of those forks from AliExpress that I posted, you will be impressed how light they are.
 

TrailSeeker

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Question: do ebikes have to use special front suspensions, because of their weight? Sorry I'm new to biking.

I see some suspension forks online that tag them for ebikes, but that could just be a marketing thing. Thanks!
 

gadgetguy

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Question: do ebikes have to use special front suspensions, because of their weight? Sorry I'm new to biking.

I see some suspension forks online that tag them for ebikes, but that could just be a marketing thing. Thanks!
Thanks for the youtube video. I don't believe I have a boost hub. My suspension fork provides for only 63mm of travel. The forks you sent are 100mm+. Those would change the performance and stability of the bike, so I need a fork that has 60mm of travel plus or minus. Additionally because the bike has a head light and fenders the fork needs connections to secure these (this is why they label the fork ebike ready).
Nothing special about the suspension fork which has a coil spring in it and is at the cheap end of the spectrum for a pricey bike.