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    Lightweight fork upgrade need suggestions!

    This is a double post. I put this question in the Specialized thread and although got 1 good suggestion, did not get too much other info so I figured I would try here as well.
    I have a new 2013 Stumpy Comp Carbon 29er HT with the solo air front fork. Although it is decent for now, I am possibly looking for a new fork. Needs to be a minimum of 90mm travel, but would rather have 100mm, and would need to be lighter than the solo air if possible, I heard these forks are very light already so I am not too sure.
    Currently the bike weighs in at 21lbs. 3oz with pedals.
    Suggestions would be great, thanks!
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    You may want to prioritize return on investment. The wheels use a heavy non star ratchet low end rear hub. The front doesn't matter as much. A light wheelset would give you more performance and lose more weight. Roval Control 29 Carbon with brass nipples would be good.

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    Sorry I should have listed my current upgrades, but the bike already has a brand new set of carbon Rovals on it, XX1 front, S-works post, Haven carbon bar, Loaded Stem and Skewers, XTR pedals, ESI Chunky Foam grips and SLX brakes with Alligator Serration Rotors. I am just looking for a lightweight fork suggestion should I decide to go that route...
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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Ray View Post
    Sorry I should have listed my current upgrades, but the bike already has a brand new set of carbon Rovals on it, XX1 front, S-works post, Haven carbon bar, Loaded Stem and Skewers, XTR pedals, ESI Chunky Foam grips and SLX brakes with Alligator Serration Rotors. I am just looking for a lightweight fork suggestion should I decide to go that route...
    Your fork is pretty light as it is!!!

    Going rigid would yield the lightest fork, but ouch! Or a Lefty, but you'll need a new front wheel.

    Sid XX World Cup Solo Air Carbon is 1485g
    Six XX Solo Air is 1633g

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    2013 Fox Float 29 WITH REMOTE weighs 1.67kg with Tapered 1.5" and QR15 axle

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    A-Ray, what size chainring are you using upfront? Pete

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    Yeah, carbon rigid or a Lefty are the only worthwhile options in my opinion. Anything else will be mostly a lateral move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterk123 View Post
    A-Ray, what size chainring are you using upfront? Pete
    I am using a 32 and it works great for everything I ride, not to mention this setup reduced the weight of my bike a full 1lb. 3oz....
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    +1 on the lefty I have a carbon xlr on my Lynskey and love it.

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    A 21 pound 29er... and you want it lighter? I think you are just being OCD

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