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    Super stiff carbon rigid forks?

    Hi guys, I just finished a On One Inbred build using the On One carbon fork, and turns out the fork is super flexy! I am about 90kg and using a 180mm disc, and there is serious brake chatter when on the brakes. Anyone else have this problem?

    If I look down while braking I can see the QR in the fork move probably 1-2cm back and forth and it feels horrble...very disconcerting! The brakes are new and still breaking in, so they are a little grabby which does not help, but still, am not happy with the amount of chatter the fork allows.

    Can anyone reccomend a really strong, light, stiff carbon fork? Thanks.

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    I'm 100kg and ride a Kona Unit with a newly installed Niner Carbon fork. It's stiff but seems to absorb trail junk...either that or the original P2 fork had so much chatter these seem great.
    Tim

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    If it's any consolation my Niner RDO has brake flutter - absorbs trail buzz very well though - better than a uber stiff steel I had on the bike

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    Ritchey forks are stupid stiff///

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    I like the idea of thru axle from whiskey. Makes it easier to swap forks of you are running a thru axle already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yogii View Post
    Ritchey forks are stupid stiff///
    This is the truth. I rode mine twice before I sold it. Too stiff for me.

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    turns out my top cap bolt had worked a bit loose, so there was a tiny bit of play in the headset, which really amplified the chatter. The chatter is really only a worry on the road, cause on the trail it just sort of dissapears a bit with the rest of the trail chatter, but on the road it spins me out a bit. The brakes are nicely bed in now after last nights ride home and that helps.

    I guess there is a fine line between flexy and too stiff. Gonna check out the Whisky and Niner forks (thought the Niner one only came tapered?), thanks for the ideas!

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    I haven't had any issues with my cheap chinese fork...works flawlessly on or off road,.although part of me is waiting for it to explode.

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