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    Carbon fork for my plus bike? Entering a bike packing race.

    I am looking for a little bit of help finding a Ridgid fork for my 2018 Norco torrent.
    I have entered a bike packing race in late June and want to switch out my fork.

    my current fork is 140mm of travel and my bike has a 66.6 head angle. The fork is 551mm long, I have found a carbon fork that is 491mm length.

    Will dropping my FL really mess my geometry up and bottom bracket height? I know that my bike never sits at a full 140mm travel, being that I would probably run 20% to 30% sag.

    My big concerns with running my current fork is weight, and that it's way more travel then I'll need in a bike packing race.

    Here is the fork I am looking at
    FO009- Dengfu Sports Equipment Co.Ltd

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    It doesn't matter what I ride as long as I ride it Rubber Side Down●~●.

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    A to C is the critical measurement. Some quick math shows that 30% sag (what I would consider the limit of how low I would want to go) is 42mm. 551-42=509mm. That's your target.

    I'd see if you can find a 29+ fork with a similar A to C. I vaguely remember someone that found a 510mm rigid fork. Do some searches, you'll find something.
    Rigid SS 29er
    Fat Lefty
    SS MonsterCross
    SS cyclocross
    all steel

    Stop asking how much it weighs and just go ride it.

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    Bowie pro (trek-Bontrager): 495 mm
    Niner: 490 mm
    Carver: 490 mm
    Whisky: 483 mm

    Longer ones? Do not know...

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    Look into the new Trek Carbon fork that goes on their new Trek 1120. It is approximately 510mm A-C measurement so it is a little higher than some of the other options. It is boost, fits 29+, has triple cage mounts on both sides. Rumor has it that dealers can order it for $399.99

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    Thanks for all the leads everyone, sounds like the trek fork is my best lead. Will follow up with my local shop.

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