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    I can't tell what size the steerer tube is on that fork. But I have seen this on a 20" mountain bike - Exotic Carbon Bike Fork Disc Specific for 20 inch Wheel | eBay.

    It was installed on a used Trek frame. The family has a bunch of kids and they all ride. They had a bunch of parts lying around including Chris King hubs, and carbon bars and seat post. They set the bike up as a 1 x 8 with vintage 8 speed xtr parts and built new wheels to accommodate a disk brake up front. The bike probably weighed between 16 and 17 lbs ,including pedals. The kid who rode it was 6 or 7 and was very competitive in the 10 and under class.

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    That is the exact fork I am looking at now. I found it shortly after making this thread. I got an email back from the supplier on Alibaba about the road bike looking one. He said I could buy them 10 at a time. But not one. The drawback is that it would only take a 1.85 tire width. So the Exotic fork is where I am leaning even though its 150 bucks.

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    Issue I see with either of the BMX forks is that they are still massivly overbuilt for a kid. Compare the 20" disk exotic fork at 750gr to the exotic road 700c fork that is only 350gr. Should be possible to build a carbon kiddie fork that weighs less than an adult 700c road fork, not 2X as much! THe BMX/recumbant forks also have a 210 lbd rider weight limit wich again indicates they are seriously overbuilt for a tyke and not particularly lightweight. A custom built steel 20" fork could likely be built fairly easily that would be lighter than the BMX forks and still plenty strong for a 75# rider.

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    I agree, we need someone to make a disc only carbon fork for kids under 100# maybe even different levels like a 50# rider fork.

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