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Lighter fork for Trek 4300
#1
I have a Trek 4300 (2011)

IT has this fork: Spinner 300, 100mm travel

I want to replace this fork with one with no shock absorbers so it is lighter and helps me gain speed. As is I am locking the suspension when I am riding and not using it.

Which fork would you recommend?
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#2
you probably have a zero-stack or semi-integrated headset so your only options would be a carbon fiber or aluminum fork. the least expensive would be aluminum then carbon from a lower end name like these

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bicycle-2011-Mosso-MTB-Aluminium-7005-Rigid-Straight-Fork-Disc-Only-Black-White-/120988100723?_trksid=p4069.m2059&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27%26meid%3D309​6774899469490202%26pid%3D100039%26prg%3D1011%26rk%3D2%26sd%3D320946155716%26

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MOSSO-HM-Carbon-Fiber-Straight-MTB-Fork-Disc-only-/320946155716?_trksid=p4069.m2059&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27%26meid%3D309​6785414623172727%26pid%3D100039%26prg%3D1011%26rk%3D2%26sd%3D120988100723%26

http://www.ebay.com/itm/TRIGON-FULL-CARBON-RIGID-MTB-XC-Disc-FORK-26-480g-/230862904538?pt=Cycling_Parts_Accessories&hash=item35c0805cda

more common name brands would be quite higher. I have not used the Mosso brand, I have used the Trigon Carbon with V-brakes and found them to have flex @ the Bosses which would require a beefer to be used
but with the disc version that would not be an issue
I think the mosso carbon has an aluminum steerer tube and the trigon is all carbon
your bike was intended for a shock so it will be a give and take to go rigid with that style headset. if you do not have disc brakes I would go with the Mosso aluminum. If you do have discs just flip a coin , its up to the pocket book
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#3
So you want a replacement fork that is not a suspension fork? First thing is to give us a little more information like what type of headset is used on it and the measurement of the headset.

I did find this information...
http://www.spinner-usa.com/2010/e/spinner-300.html .

User manual..
http://www.spinner-usa.com/2010/manual/2010%20Spinner%20Coil-Suspension%20Fork%20Manual%2002.pdf
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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#4
I have V Brakes

Head set for Trek 4300: 1 1/8" threadless Semi integrated
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#5
Funny, I wish I had that fork! It's better than anything I have.
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#6
As bob suggested one of the above may be what you need!
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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