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    29er carbon fork .... I'm in the mood for one. :)

    Besides the usual Niner and DT Swiss rigid carbon fork.
    Are there any other choices ?

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    Ritchey
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    Just to name a couple off the top of my head. I picked up a Niner on super sale from Jenson a while back and I love it.

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    I've had a Niner straight steerer carbon fork for about a year now and have been very happy with it. Nice that you can fit a meaty tire in there. Picked up a brand new one with tapered steerer for my frame that's on order as a closeout ... $300 and it was the last one...looking forward to using it on the new SS ...

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    I just put an On-One carbon fork (the one with just the carbon stancions). Went for my first ride with it a few days ago and was very impressed. The replaced a suspension fork that I just could not get used to with the change in geo on my karate monkey. I like it alot more then then steel fork that came on the bike. It offers just enough give to soak up the small stuff and for $162 shipped to my door it was a hell of a deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippy29er View Post
    I just put an On-One carbon fork...
    That bike looks sharp!

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    I think the On One carbon fork is a great deal. I bought mine when they first came out and paid quite a bit more than they sell for these days. Been very happy and satisfied with it too.

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    Of all those brands...are there any that you guys would strongly recommend NOT to buy? I've been on the hunt for a carbon fork and doesn't seem like many are easily accessible.

    To Anyone running one the carbon forks...are they strong enough to hold a child in a front mounted carrier? If I'm 190 and the kid is 30lb...would that be the same as having a 240 lb rider on it? Or since the weight is spread throughout the top tube, is that a big no no with carbon?

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    I would only say to check for a weight limit. I bought my Ritchey because of no weight limit. I am 230 lbs and it doesn't mind me a bit, but I would rather not say yes or no on the carrier because that involves a child's safety which I think is more a parental decision. I am only saying (a.) check for weight limit and (b.) if that is it's intended purpose you might not want to go too cheap. Some things should not be bargain shopped for if you can afford not to like a fork or a tattoo:-)

    I don't think the On One fork has a limit either and at a great pricepoint as previously mentioned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus View Post
    That bike looks sharp!

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    Ditto...saved zippy29er's pic in my bike-porn lol
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    I have and like the on one fork strong and a great price
    I weight 280lbs and do not have any issues.
    I do not think your child seat will be a issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug S View Post
    I have and like the on one fork strong and a great price
    I weight 280lbs and do not have any issues.
    I do not think your child seat will be a issue.
    I'm 220 lb and always been little scared to put on carbon fork. You just convinced me otherwise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by God's Favorite Bike View Post
    I bought my Ritchey because of no weight limit.
    Just curious what the axle to crown height is on that Ritchey... it appears to be based on a 100mm fork instead of the typical 80mm?

    Edit: Perhaps the better question should have been, are there 100mm based carbon rigid forks available?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kustomz View Post
    Just curious what the axle to crown height is on that Ritchey... it appears to be based on a 100mm fork instead of the typical 80mm?

    Edit: Perhaps the better question should have been, are there 100mm based carbon rigid forks available?
    Axel Crown length: 445mm (80mm fork corrected)

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    29er carbon fork .... I'm in the mood for one. :)

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    Axel Crown length: 445mm (80mm fork corrected)
    That is 26" fork length, not 29". A 29er would be 465-470mm.
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    Still really happy with my Whisky tapered fork.

    Ditching the front suspension was one of the best decisions I've made. Besides dropping pounds of weight and maintenance chores, I simply have more fun. The key to rigid happiness is to slow it down a little, relax everything but your grip, and steer around stuff when you can. And bring some nice treats to eat at the top of climbs since you will have some time to relax while your buddies are getting beat up hauling their heavy suspension apparatuses up the hill. (But be nice, since they might have to wait for you at the bottom....)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kustomz View Post
    Just curious what the axle to crown height is on that Ritchey... it appears to be based on a 100mm fork instead of the typical 80mm?

    Edit: Perhaps the better question should have been, are there 100mm based carbon rigid forks available?
    480mm for the Ritchey. For 100mm corrected there's also the White Brothers 490mm, and the Syncros FL 29 at 485mm if you can still get them. Plus some 490mm Chinese carbon forks available on ebay.

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    Anybody know where I can get a rigid 29 fork that matches these criteria. I've been searching without luck.
    Full mono carbon
    straight steer tube
    Less than $300
    Disc compatible
    Black (prefer matte)

    I really liked the on-one mono fork, but it isn't in stock. Is there a china carbon fork that matches the criteria? Ideally I would like a niner fork, but I can only find them for $410 now. The resale value on them is pretty high and with the price difference of a used one and $410 isn't large enough and I would just rather have a new one at $410 than a used one at $275. I should have jumped on the Jenson sale last December.

    My stock fork is 473 A-C, 43 mm rake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippy29er View Post
    I just put an On-One carbon fork (the one with just the carbon stancions). Went for my first ride with it a few days ago and was very impressed. The replaced a suspension fork that I just could not get used to with the change in geo on my karate monkey. I like it alot more then then steel fork that came on the bike. It offers just enough give to soak up the small stuff and for $162 shipped to my door it was a hell of a deal.
    Mind my asking what brake and hub you are rolling? I have heard of clearance issues between the rotor and stanchions with this fork. I am building an On One Scandal SS and haven't decided on a fork yet. Thanks!

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    HitMenOnlyInc... I am running Avid BB7 with a Specialized Stout hub. No clearance issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippy29er View Post
    HitMenOnlyInc... I am running Avid BB7 with a Specialized Stout hub. No clearance issues.
    Ok thanks, good to know. I plan on running BB7's as well.

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