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    Nimble 9 Rigid?

    I'm looking to build up a rigid 29er with short CS and slack front end, but I'm having a hard time finding a fork that'll maintain the geometry.

    I was comparing the Honzo, ROS, and the Nimble Nine.

    The N9 says it can be run 100-120, whereas the Honzo and ROS are supposed to run 120-140.

    So is this just a slight of the hands or is the N9 "okay" with a P2 rigid fork that corrects for a 100mm suspension fork.

    The $$ are burning a hole in my pocket after I stayed up last night looking at N9 pics, yum! I'm thinking chrome and red, just like my 1976 Redline

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    I have my 1st gen N9 built up with the 490mm AtoC White Brothers Rock Solid. I really didn't want to go the carbon route and looked everywhere for a steel fork with a similar AtoC but only found one option and it was boat anchor. I really enjoy the longer fork on the N9 and have had no problems with the carbon fork, it just fells like a rigid fork to me.
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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    The Singular V1 fork is the game
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    Salsa is coming out with their ChroMoto Grande with a tapered steerer and 15mm maxle... Corrected for an 80mm fork. That is the fork I'm getting for days when I want to ride my N9 rigid. You can always use a taller crown race depending on the headset. That might slacken the HTA a bit.
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    Thinking about riding my N9 has got me rigid....does that count?

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    I have a 485mm (close to 100mm corrected) Soul Cycles Dillinger fork in black if you're interested. My preference has been carbon on my N9, but after a few years riding rigid, I'm starting to feel the need for more speed on the downs, so a suspension fork might be on the horizon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    Thinking about riding my N9 has got me rigid....does that count?
    It does. Thinking about my N9 and my Yelli gets me rigid too.

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    This winter I will be swapping a 120mm Tower Pro for a Voodoo Zombie 500 ridgid fork. The 500mm ac should keep the geometry right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drog View Post
    This winter I will be swapping a 120mm Tower Pro for a Voodoo Zombie 500 ridgid fork. The 500mm ac should keep the geometry right.
    How was the Tower Pro on your N9? I'm actually doing the opposite, swapping a 485 Soul Cycles Dillinger rigid fork for a 100mm Tower Pro. I use my N9 for XC duties, hence the shorter travel.

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