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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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    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 whuuut, 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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    Quote Originally Posted by TR
    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.

    I was glad I had my position already dialed in on the steel fork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teamdicky
    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...
    Or you could get a longer bolt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PissedOffCil
    Or you could get a longer bolt!

    It's not about the bolt.

    The compression plug reinforces the area where the stem clamps. Move the stem down too far and the stem could crush the steer tube .

    Think ti bars without the inserts and bar-ends.
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    Sure it has to do with the bolt. Setup your plug 40mm below top of steer tube, use a 60-70mm bolt and set your stem where the plug is. Voilà!
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    Quote Originally Posted by teamdicky
    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...
    From Niner:
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    To be clear, a small 5mm or less space will be OK, but we don't recommend any spacers.

    Thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by PissedOffCil
    Sure it has to do with the bolt. Setup your plug 40mm below top of steer tube, use a 60-70mm bolt and set your stem where the plug is. Voilà!
    Usually the compression plugs cannot be pushed down lower as they have a top lip.

    True with Niners as well?
    Something Has to be rigid between my legs... so it's my bike.

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    It's not about spacers on top of the stem, it's about the stem clamping where the compression plug is...

    If you know what you're doing, you can get away with as many spacers as you like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherwin
    Usually the compression plugs cannot be pushed down lower as they have a top lip.

    True with Niners as well?
    Possible. I can assure you the one I have on my roadie has no such lip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PissedOffCil
    Sure it has to do with the bolt. Setup your plug 40mm below top of steer tube, use a 60-70mm bolt and set your stem where the plug is. Voilà!

    The compression cap sits flush with the top. There is no putting it lower in the steer tube.
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    Funny, the ones on my Cx and roadie do, so I thought they all must. Guess I'm wrong again... or still.

    Edit, or maybe right for once..
    Something Has to be rigid between my legs... so it's my bike.

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    Ok sorry for the confusion but with the right plug it's still possible.

    Niner's plug seems not to allow it.
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    For general interest, mine is like this, independent of the top cap.



    You insert it in the steer tube, clamp the stem, remove the top cap, tighten the inner hex bolt, loosen stem a bit, retighten inner bolt, etc. until snug.

    PITA to setup BTW.

    Yours seems to tighten as you tighten the top cap, is that it?
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    One of the few setups to remain unchanged any amount of time.

    (Carbon Ragley Carnegie's)
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    Here's mine -- mid ride here in Austin. I like it a lot better than the Reba it replaced. It feels similar to the Salsa CroMoto I run on my El Mariachi, only 1/2 the weight...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherwin
    Usually the compression plugs cannot be pushed down lower as they have a top lip.

    True with Niners as well?
    Yes. The Niner compression plug has a lip on it that won't allow it to go down further in the steerer tube

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    Could be wrong but

    Quote Originally Posted by teamdicky
    It's not about the bolt.

    The compression plug reinforces the area where the stem clamps. Move the stem down too far and the stem could crush the steer tube .

    Think ti bars without the inserts and bar-ends.
    Think they ment install the compression plug farther down st tube at stem, then use a longer bolt for cap. Might still not be right way but just sayin.

    **Rookie edit- Whoops should have realized I wasn't thru reading complete thread. D'oh!
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    And actually that is the terrain I do ride it.
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    Just finished putting it together. No trail time yet.


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    I hated the way it rode on my Lynskey. Might have been a poor match with the Lynskey's geometry . I sold it after 2 rides and put the steel 490mm Niner fork back on.
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    ^looks way better imo
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    Quote Originally Posted by jomissa
    the offset made my front end more respponsive
    out of curiosity what are you comparing it to?
    the niner offset (45mm) matches the IRD steel fork that came off my bike exactly.
    I dropped 640g (1lb 7oz) out of my fork.

    Ride report to come soon.
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    I know, I know, I should cut the steerer....I've posted this a few times but if anyone wants to trade for a white fork, I'm willing to part with this Godzilla Green one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pvd
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    Quote Originally Posted by PissedOffCil
    Yours seems to tighten as you tighten the top cap, is that it?
    No... it has a separate hex "bolt" that tightens the plug... the top cap bolt just threads into it. Similar design to yours, it seems, except the Niner plug has a lip at the top and so won't go into the steerer. The niner plug is also longer and has no O-ring.
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