Front suspension recommendation for Ride1up ST Prodigy V1.

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I am looking to replace the fork on my Ride1up ST. The bike is used mostly on the road with some trail riding so I don't need anything extreme. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 
I had to look up the ST model. It comes with 27.5'' wheels, which I presume it's what you have, and I presume the tires are no more than 2.6'' wide. There are a few things to know before replacing the fork. One, is fork spacing. You can measure it with the wheel on, but best to measure it with the wheel off. All bikes use metric spec fork spacing, and it's probably 100 or 110mm. While you have the front wheel off, check the front axle diameter (it should be 9 or 10mm). Next, measure steerer tube length, which will probably be 7'' to 9''. Your replacement fork should have a similar length steerer tube. Also, measure the crown-to-axle distance. Armed with this knowledge head over to eBay, or to your local bike shop. For 100mm spacing, most old school 29er suspension forks should work if other measurements are correct. A Rock Shox Recon should be a good choice with its pneumatic preload and rebound adjustment.
 
I had to look up the ST model. It comes with 27.5'' wheels, which I presume it's what you have, and I presume the tires are no more than 2.6'' wide. There are a few things to know before replacing the fork. One, is fork spacing. You can measure it with the wheel on, but best to measure it with the wheel off. All bikes use metric spec fork spacing, and it's probably 100 or 110mm. While you have the front wheel off, check the front axle diameter (it should be 9 or 10mm). Next, measure steerer tube length, which will probably be 7'' to 9''. Your replacement fork should have a similar length steerer tube. Also, measure the crown-to-axle distance. Armed with this knowledge head over to eBay, or to your local bike shop. For 100mm spacing, most old school 29er suspension forks should work if other measurements are correct. A Rock Shox Recon should be a good choice with its pneumatic preload and rebound adjustment.
Yes it is a 27.5" x 2" wheel. When it gets here I'll measure and proceed. I looked around the net at shocks and it was confusing. Thanks for the lesson,. I appreciate it. Prodigys are on sale for $1,795.00 if anyone is interested!
 
You're welcome and one more thing, the steerer tube diameter. I presume your bike has a straight steerer tube of 1 1/8 inches, because that's what mine has. Some forks have a 1.5'' tube or 1 1/8 on top and 1.5 bottom. Check the disc brake caliper mounts, too. Welcome to the bike mod world, where standards are many.
 
I have the same bike and I too and wanting to replace the fixed fork with a suspension fork. One thing I don’t see on my forks, including the Rock Shox Recon, is a place to bolt on the fenders. It seems fairly unique to this fork. How do we attached the fender to these forks that do not seem to have any additional bolts on the forks except for the brake caliper? Thanks.
 
I have the same bike and I too and wanting to replace the fixed fork with a suspension fork. One thing I don’t see on my forks, including the Rock Shox Recon, is a place to bolt on the fenders. It seems fairly unique to this fork. How do we attached the fender to these forks that do not seem to have any additional bolts on the forks except for the brake caliper? Thanks.
I have rock shox tora. Luke yours, they don't have anywhere for front fenders to mount on either. I ended up using a smaller front fender which tie raps to the crown of the fork and an additional fender which mounts to the downtube. This system works really well for me. The down tube fender is great once you aren't as concerned with wind resistance. It really helps protect the front of you Here's the idea below. There are tons of options. I'm not affiliated to any product links.

Mucky Nutz, Classic Face Fender https://a.co/d/0e2BBqTZ

Portland Design Works | Mud... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0797L24J3?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
 
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