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    Sturdiest 120mm 29er fork?

    I'm looking to change around my bike a bit, and I'm a Clyde that's about 280. I want something burly in 120mm.

    I noticed just about every 34mm stanchion fork is 140mm or higher. The new X Fusion Trace RL2 has a model with 120mm and 34mm stanchions, and looks very promising, but is out of stock everywhere.

    What are my other options? Any known incredibly stiff brands I'm not considering? Any 140mm big-stanchion forks that can be easily taken down to 120mm? My research is failing me.

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    Cannondale Lefty's are stiff and Clyde friendly and can be adapter to fit none Cannondale head tubes.
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    Re: Sturdiest 120mm 29er fork?

    Revelation 29 was plenty stiff enough for me at 230lbs. Charging down DH runs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by irideiam View Post
    Cannondale Left's are stiff and Clyde friendly and can be adapter to fit none Cannondale head tubes.
    I can't find any lefties in 120mm, and the new max 130mm is a straight 1.5 head tube. Can you give me a link?

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    Does your existing bike have a QR or bolt thru front axle? If it is QR, just stepping up to anything bolt will give you a stiffer front end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schnee View Post
    I can't find any lefties in 120mm, and the new max 130mm is a straight 1.5 head tube. Can you give me a link?
    All the lefty's are going to be 1.5 steer tubes. The 130mm & 140mm from 26ers can be adapted fro 29ers: Lefty MAX 140MM to Lefty for 29er?

    These guys sell adapters for tapered and 1 1/8 head tubes: PROJECT 321 | Products: Bicycle

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    TooTall, my current fork is 145mm and 20mm through axle. It's too much for the riding I have in this area. I'm sizing down.

    irideiam, thanks for the link. That looks cool, but a lot more tinkering than I'm willing to do.

    I found the X-fusion Trace locally, the version that can be swapped between 140mm and 120mm with a five-minute job. It also has the 34mm stanchions and unicrown header that makes it super stiff.

    Thanks for the help everyone.

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    I like the marzocchi for stiffness and plushness at 250#, I found the RS forks kind of flexy and the fox not very plush. (for 120-140mm)

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