Upgrading front fork on Magnum Metro

Fred

Member
I actually own an Amego Infinite Plus, but thought I'd post my question here as there are likely more users here, and the 2 bikes are close to identical. I am considering adding a better (hydraulic) front fork and was wondering if anyone has done this? I am a bit of a novice in this area, so for starters, can anyone tell me whether this would need a "straight tube" fork or a "tapered" fork. I am pretty sure, just from the look, that it is a tapered fork, but want to be sure before I order anything.

Also, if anyone has done this, any tips (or challenges encountered) would be appreciated.
 

Timpo

Well-Known Member
I actually own an Amego Infinite Plus, but thought I'd post my question here as there are likely more users here, and the 2 bikes are close to identical. I am considering adding a better (hydraulic) front fork and was wondering if anyone has done this? I am a bit of a novice in this area, so for starters, can anyone tell me whether this would need a "straight tube" fork or a "tapered" fork. I am pretty sure, just from the look, that it is a tapered fork, but want to be sure before I order anything.

Also, if anyone has done this, any tips (or challenges encountered) would be appreciated.
I don't know what you mean by hydraulic front fork.. did you mean air fork?
I believe stock Amego Infinite has spring fork.

From what I can see in the picture, it looks like it has straight tube conversion kit on a tapered head tube.
 

Fred

Member
Thanks for the reply. Yes I meant Air Shock, and yes the stock one is a spring fork. if you were correct would that mean I should be able to install either:
  1. A straight tube using the conversion kit that's already there OR
  2. A tapered tube without using the conversion kit?
 

Timpo

Well-Known Member
Thanks for the reply. Yes I meant Air Shock, and yes the stock one is a spring fork. if you were correct would that mean I should be able to install either:
  1. A straight tube using the conversion kit that's already there OR
  2. A tapered tube without using the conversion kit?
I don't own Amego or Magnum, so I can't say for sure. But I "think" you have a straight fork in a tapered tube.

The difference between straight tube and tapered tube is that, there's this washer for straight tube, making it compatible for tapered tube frame like Amego.

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In addition, this one is straight to tapered tube adapter kit.
(You would NOT likely need this, but I'm just showing anyways)