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    Niner Carbon forks on non-Niner frames - pics please

    I'm looking at building up a rigid 1x9 bike with some spare parts laying around - but need a frame & fork. If one is going with a rigid carbon fork, may as well do the lightest one out there with the Niner. However, it is just so NINER. How does it look on your non-Niner frame??

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    Two Swifts...first one is mine and thereís more pics of it here. Fantastic fork!




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    Heres mine!

    Heres my Scandal and that singular was mightly quick at D2D
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    Here is my Salsa Mamasita....
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    Quote Originally Posted by gcrawford316
    Here is my Salsa Mamasita....
    that bike would have looked soooooo much better with the nude colored Niner fork. must have got a good deal on the gold.

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    The picture doesn't do it justice. It has all nugget gold xo stuff along with the noir bars and post with gold. That fork is no longer on there....I recently bought a new Team Reba fork and put on American Classic wheels

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcrawford316
    The picture doesn't do it justice. It has all nugget gold xo stuff along with the noir bars and post with gold. That fork is no longer on there....I recently bought a new Team Reba fork and put on American Classic wheels
    I wasn't crackin on your bike, just think the nude carbon would match the rear stays. Nice bike nonetheless.

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    Anyone who can pull that gold fork off deserves some serious cred.

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    said it before, i dislike that fork on anything but a niner. just looks too out of place

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    Quote Originally Posted by cr45h
    said it before, i dislike that fork on anything but a niner. just looks too out of place
    I tried one on my Pro29 when they first came out and it REALLY didn't work well with my bikes geometry. I am running a Salsa cromoto grande now and love it. It must be the offset of the fork that made me dislike the Niner.
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    no offense was taken.....i like to hear peoples thoughts. i was gonna get the nude but i had a buddy who just bought it so i wanted to be different......to the extreme i guess

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    Another Singular, a Pegasus. Niner forks; Who cares what they look like, they are super light and strong and so well made.

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    Nice bike. Insane looking gearing.

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    Had it set for a road blast to get dialed in when first built, This is more normal
    It's not Just a 29er it's a burley cross bike on steroids BurlyCross

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    Pink Scandal

    ...after this weekend that picture feels like a longtime ago!
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    Quote Originally Posted by YoEddy69
    I'm looking at building up a rigid 1x9 bike with some spare parts laying around - but need a frame & fork. If one is going with a rigid carbon fork, may as well do the lightest one out there with the Niner. However, it is just so NINER. How does it look on your non-Niner frame??

    Hi Guys,

    Niner Bikes will be selling RAW carbon forks to builders with the custom builder RAW carbon fork program. What does this mean? You can have your builder call up Niner to order this fork and they can buy a raw, unfinished, non-clear coated fork. Your builder can paint this fork to match your frame if they have in-house paint capabilities. So you want a black steel frame with flames? You can now have a 560 gram carbon fork to match. Want just a solid color to match your current frame? Did you get a pink frame with pink polka dots last year and want a rigid carbon fork to match? Then your builder can order this and paint you one.

    The carbon forks are all 470mm with a 45mm offset, weight limit of 240 pounds.

    Chris was at NAHBS telling custom builders of this program but didn't get to talk with everyone a few weeks ago. So the best thing to do would be for them to call us 877-646-3792 and we can give more info. Since this is not finished with a clear coat, these MUST go to a custom builder or a Niner approved paint house and are not sold direct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niner Bikes
    Hi Guys,

    Niner Bikes will be selling RAW carbon forks to builders with the custom builder RAW carbon fork program. What does this mean? You can have your builder call up Niner to order this fork and they can buy a raw, unfinished, non-clear coated fork. Your builder can paint this fork to match your frame if they have in-house paint capabilities. So you want a black steel frame with flames? You can now have a 560 gram carbon fork to match. Want just a solid color to match your current frame? Did you get a pink frame with pink polka dots last year and want a rigid carbon fork to match? Then your builder can order this and paint you one.

    The carbon forks are all 470mm with a 45mm offset, weight limit of 240 pounds.

    Chris was at NAHBS telling custom builders of this program but didn't get to talk with everyone a few weeks ago. So the best thing to do would be for them to call us 877-646-3792 and we can give more info. Since this is not finished with a clear coat, these MUST go to a custom builder or a Niner approved paint house and are not sold direct.

    Thanks,

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    Wish I knew that before I bought mine. But no big deal. Here's what I'm building now. Also have an '08 Sir-9. Great bike, but I've always wanted an IF.
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    My MootoX-YBB with Hot Tamale Niner fork
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    Never felt better.
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    how does that bike handle with that fork. from what i remember the niner fork is the closest to the g2 offset of production carbon forks. also do you have a side shot...my bike is an abomination (69'er) but i like it.

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    Rigid MamaSSita

    I guess I am a little late to the party, But here it is anyway.
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    Same scenario here, I went with another fork partly cause I personally dont like it on another frame besides a Niner...

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    nude on nude
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    Here's mine. Niner carbon fork with tapered steerer tube = surgical steering


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    EGF168 - Your swift looks really nice. I was wondering, how does the Niner fork affect the handling compared to the Swift steel? I have a 485mm a-c, so I'm imagining the steering would be sharper with the Niner.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrXC View Post
    ...after this weekend that picture feels like a longtime ago!
    Any more pics of the bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjmtb1 View Post
    Anyone who can pull that gold fork off deserves some serious cred.


    Credit taken.

    I honestly don't think it looks all that good on the niner...way better on the Singular, and fits better on carbon bikes...but the function is a different story.
    Something with wheels and brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ds3000 View Post
    EGF168 - Your swift looks really nice. I was wondering, how does the Niner fork affect the handling compared to the Swift steel? I have a 485mm a-c, so I'm imagining the steering would be sharper with the Niner.

    Cheers
    I donít think I really noticed the handling change much with the different A-C and offset on the Niner fork although the steering probably did get a bit sharper. Itís hard to say that was down to the A-C/offset and not the added steering stiffness/precision of the Niner fork or the lighter steering that comes with loosing 1.38lbs...or all three together. It's well worth the upgrade!

    Interestingly Singular recently changed the A-C and offset on the Swift fork to be the same as the Niner.

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    almost a perfect match.......

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/doug_goodenough/5466104451/" title="Joseph Canyon Ride by Doug in Idaho, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5095/5466104451_35db3d47f2_b.jpg" width="1024" height="854" alt="Joseph Canyon Ride"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/doug_goodenough/5149891890/" title="Friday Hooky ride by Doug in Idaho, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1046/5149891890_6a1de621d2_b.jpg" width="1024" height="681" alt="Friday Hooky ride"></a>
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    Beautiful

    Can you post a picture side view?

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    2011 misfit ALC

    misfit diSSent ALC with carbon niner fork
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    Quote Originally Posted by matt sterbator View Post
    nice rig! very clean and stealth like

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    @ matt sterbator...
    Extremely, well done, sir...!

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    Another Tomac Flint

    Just finishing the build / transfer from my F29, no chain in this pic. It's a medium and I love the proportions of this one.



    Ride tomorrow, stoked to feel how it goes

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    sweet stuff here! how are youse guys running this system and using spacers above the stem? different compression plug for the fork? just sorta hey ho lets go? im interested because i want to do the same.....

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    care to help me out? which one looks closest to the niner one? i am soon going to be using a niner fork, but want to confidently use spacers above the stem...only 10mm or so...



    On the left is a deda. minimum diameter is probably 23mm minimum. but its long. it uses the shouldered cap towards you to tension the whole shebang.
    middle is edge, same sort of design, but instead of quarter discs, its a divided tube and 2 conical inserts that are squeezed together by the same thing - a shouldered top cap that sits on the steerer top. Diameter is again 23mm minimum.
    the one on the right is an FSA: it uses a thick walled tube, divided into quarters, held in place by an o ring and again, 2 conical pieces to expand them. In this instance the top cap for the stem which you can see in the next picture is quite deep, it acts as the 'stop' to tension them against. it would be no issue to put washers under this to make the distance the expander can sit inside the steerer greater. It has a minimum diameter of 21mm.
    Why all the fuss?
    because niner forks are designed to run with no spacers above the stem, so that the plug (which i believe is similar if not the same as the FSA one here) sits at the correct height to reinforce the steerer where the stem clamps.

    alternative view, this time FSA on the left, washers could go under the top cap? edge middle deda right....


    thanks for any thoughts...

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    dRjOn, depending on the height of the stem at clamping area, where it snugs to the steerer tube. I'd go w/ the one that is the longest, or affords the most internal support relative to the stem clamping area/length.

    My details:

    I've mine cut so that I have about 2mm of steerer exposede above the stem. I've run about 11mm in the past, but recently cut it down when installing the fork on the new frame. Now I run a 5mm spacer at the top.

    They all do the same job, just match it up to the stem would be my advice, and use a torque wrench

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevethebrit View Post
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    Heres mine . Just right
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