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    It looks like Chinese carbon companies are not into straight 1 1/8" steerers

    Long story short, my brother moved to an absolutely flat place and I suggested a Rigid carbon fork for his Niner EMD (first gen 1 1/8" headtube), he don't feel like spending +350usd on the Niner fork and I decided to try a Chinese fork but apparently there's no straight steerer option only tapered.

    Is three any other than Hylix?

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    Not sure if they are still available, but I got an Origin 8 rigid carbon fork with straight steerer tube a few years ago. I just did an internet search for it.
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    Here's a couple. Don't know anything about the Carver. Have ridden about 70 miles on the Exotic, it's stiff and helps the bike go where you point it. i don't notice that the carbon gives a very compliant ride.

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    CarbonCycles.CC :: Components :: Products :: Forks - MTB Carbon, 1.1/8 in Steerer :: eXotic Carbon Rigid MTB Fork - Disc Only :: CC-F0365

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    It looks like Chinese carbon companies are not into straight 1 1/8" steerers

    Google White Brothers Rock Solid

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrDon View Post
    Google White Brothers Rock Solid
    Or read the first post where he says he doesn't want to spend $350.
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    On One has two to choose from $150-200
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