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    Niner carbon fork on non-niner frame-pics?

    Hey All,

    Been searching around and haven't seen too many. If you are running a Niner carbon fork on a non-niner frame would mind posting your pics?

    I'm considering running one but I'm not sure. I've heard others say they don't think they look very good but I'm intrigued.

    Thanks!

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    I'll post one up in a few days when my fork arrives,
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    i'm one of the people who don't like them on other bikes. 98% of the time I think it looks bad, but once and a while it looks amazing.

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    Hated it- went back to WB Rock solid

    Took me 4 rides to realize that while it actually looked ok on the frame.....i HATED the ride quality. Its SUPER stiff and in the NEast with rocks i preferred a more supple feel. sold right away.....get the rock solid. My opinion....
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    Quote Originally Posted by jomissa
    took me 4 rides to realize that while it actually looked ok on the frame.....i HATED the ride quality. Its SUPER stiff and in the NEast with rocks i preferred a more supple feel. sold right away.....
    uh oh... I just got one for rocky texas xc. i'll keep an open mind and ride it a bit, but uber stiffness isn't what i'm looking for.
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    even with a 2.4 racing ralph up front i was pretty suprised at how it rode. the offset made my front end more respponsive but it was not worth it.....give it a try. i sold it for a small loss.....not big.

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    Check here for starters

    Quote Originally Posted by 120
    Hey All,

    Been searching around and haven't seen too many. If you are running a Niner carbon fork on a non-niner frame would mind posting your pics?

    I'm considering running one but I'm not sure. I've heard others say they don't think they look very good but I'm intrigued.

    Thanks!
    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...08010#poststop

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...05140#poststop

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...26316#poststop
    Wait,who did he tell you that?....

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    Quote Originally Posted by meltingfeather
    uh oh... I just got one for rocky texas xc. i'll keep an open mind and ride it a bit, but uber stiffness isn't what i'm looking for.
    Whoa, surprised by jomissa's statement as well. I was about to get one myself, but the white ones aren't in stock until January or something like that.

    I have an On-One carbon fork that I've been riding for a long time. I was thinking that the Niner carbon would be an "upgrade". I know it's a little lighter, but I only care if it rides better...

    PLEASE post you findings when you get yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wish I Were Riding
    PLEASE post you findings when you get yours.
    will do. there are a TON of great reviews, but ultimately it comes down to how I like the ride.
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    I think they look like road bicycle forks.
    Rudy Projects look ridiculous

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    Smile

    I think it looks great!
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    I went from the On One to the Niner. It rides a lot better.

    I think they look a little goofy on steel frames because of the smaller tubing.


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    Hud... WOW. I want that bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmucker
    I went from the On One to the Niner. It rides a lot better.
    Good to hear another positive.

    Quote Originally Posted by Schmucker
    I think they look a little goofy on steel frames because of the smaller tubing.
    I agree totally, but I'll probably get one for my steel frame anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wish I Were Riding
    Whoa, surprised by jomissa's statement as well. I was about to get one myself, but the white ones aren't in stock until January or something like that.

    I have an On-One carbon fork that I've been riding for a long time. I was thinking that the Niner carbon would be an "upgrade". I know it's a little lighter, but I only care if it rides better...

    PLEASE post you findings when you get yours.

    Read this whole thread.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/singlespeed/carbon-fork-hype-666057.html#post7502485

    Particularly this:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...22601#poststop

    Granted, that is straight from the Niner horse's mouth, but I do agree with what Brett has to say about segmented carbon forks:

    "The common three-piece bonded "segmented style" forks can develop stress risers in transitions between dissimilar materials. Not only that, but through testing the majority of flex and dampening comes from the upper 1/3rd portion of the fork from crown to 4-5" down the legs and has more of a "chatter" dampening characteristic. "

    You'll see opinions going both ways.

    I rode the WB and was not happy with it. At the time I was riding a custom IF steel fork, and the steel fork went back on (despite the increased weight) in a matter of a couple months.


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    seems like the niner fork on the selma is popular


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    Her you can see mine - i really like this fork in combination with the TI frame and the big wheels



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    I've converted a 26 inch Inbred to a 96er with a Niner carbon fork and Velocity P35 wheel up front and I love it. Great bump absorption. Not Fox Vanilla plush, but with a 2.2 Race King at 28-30 PSI, I'm pretty happy.

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    I had it on my Fisher X-cal and hated it as well. The ride was horrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morbergsmed
    Her you can see mine - i really like this fork in combination with the TI frame and the big wheels


    According to Niner you are not supposed to have any spacers above the stem. They said to cut the steerer tube 2mm shorter than the top of the stem so the clamping force is on the stem not the steerer tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil335
    According to Niner you are not supposed to have any spacers above the stem. They said to cut the steerer tube 2mm shorter than the top of the stem so the clamping force is on the stem not the steerer tube.
    So long as the steerer is cut 2mm shorter than the top of the highest spacer it still will be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TR
    So long as the steerer is cut 2mm shorter than the top of the highest spacer it still will be.

    Niner doesn't want spacers on top of the stem (from the installation manual).

    Too many spacers on top of the stem means it could clamp down below the area reinforced by the compression adjustment plug.

    Sure, you could get away with a little if you're careful not to go to low...
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    Ahh yes, I see what you are saying about the compression plug.
    Interestingly though, other fork manufacturers recommend a small spacer above the stem on their carbon forks.
    Mind you that is obviously more than a small spacer.

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