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    Chinese Ti / titanium rigid fork

    Hi,

    I've been searching the forums here and there but can't find any valuable informations or reviews about chinese titanium rigid forks. I am planing to buy a Xi'an titaniumproduct ( https://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-...460.0.0.H59Kmo )

    Do anyone use such rigid Ti forks? Would you please share your experiences?

    thx

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    Your dentist would not approve of use of this particular fork.

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    That looks scary, for $300 you could a very decent brand fork. (maybe not Ti, but pretty much anything else)

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    Interested in following this post. So sub'd

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    I have to ask why titanium? Why not carbon?, -there's lots of well known carbon forks out there, I have a specialized I've used a few times, those are super light and affordable too.
    Like 410sprint said, trusting a fork without a reputation would be scary, a break could be a really nasty and expensive crash (two friends with collarbone breaks both reported $65k bills).
    I bought a $79 chinese carbon fork for my daughters bike, but she's 60 pounds and I feel pretty safe with that since I tested it out (and she rides very cautiously), but if you're over 80 pounds I wouldn't risk riding a no-name fork of any material.
    carry clippers! cut something off the trail every time you ride.

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    I'll second the why Ti question.
    FWIW i have had 2 chinese carbon forks. One was a brand rebadged one that came on my civilian. I had no issues with it until a slow speed wreck in which I taco'ed the front wheel, twisted the stem and crushed the top of the steerer tube.
    Until I realized the source of that original fork, I was dead-set against chinese carbon. I have no reservations now. I replaced the broken one with one from ali-express. Came to my house in less that a week and its been going strong for 18+ months. I'm an ultraclyde and this is on my XC SS.

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