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    Carbon Fork options for the On-One Fatty

    I am almost finished with my build of my Fatty rolling chassis. I have drilled the wheels,assembled everything except the crankset, and amnow awaiting my 30t Race Face Narrow Wide ring. So last night I was bored, and decided to pull the fork again, and spray some frame saver in it, since it is steel. While I had it off, I realized that this thing weighs almost as much as the frame, and seems like it is going to be flexy.....so looking at the current options for carbon forks, are there any that seem to play nice with the geometry of the Fatty, or should I just wait it out for On-Ones carbon fork? As I understand, the On-One will still be a straight steerer tube, rather than tapered. (Unsure why they decided to make the frame tapered, if they had no intention of building a tapered fork, but oh well...) Anyways, is there anyone running a carbon fork, and how do you like it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jvm051 View Post
    (Unsure why they decided to make the frame tapered, if they had no intention of building a tapered fork, but oh well...) Anyways, is there anyone running a carbon fork, and how do you like it?
    Um, the same reason they are making the fork in 1.125, so people won't be forced to only use On-One stuff/limit their options and they will be able to maximize sales...?
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    Wait for the On-One fork, it'll have the same offset as the steel fork. I'm kinda hoping it will be available by the time I get my frame/wheelset bundle.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Why not get the carbon o'beast fork, a few people have already done this upgrade and it looks great!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying_Scotsman View Post
    Why not get the carbon o'beast fork, a few people have already done this upgrade and it looks great!!
    Different offset.

    Perhaps someone who has done it can say how it affects handling.
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    This is what I am interested in also. Yeah it looks good but I want to know how it rides.
    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    Different offset.

    Perhaps someone who has done it can say how it affects handling.

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    Any idea how long it takes to get approved to look at the forums? I submitted my info this morning but have not been approved yet. Can you copy the post here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jvm051 View Post
    Any idea how long it takes to get approved to look at the forums? I submitted my info this morning but have not been approved yet. Can you copy the post here?
    I think I waited for a couple of days.
    This is what I found on the UK forum:

    "I've not had a chance to ride it in anger yet due to an injusy but a quick spin in the street and it seems fine, not much of a difference. The swap was ok, the crown race came off the original forks ok but it was tight putting it onto the carbon ones. Went on it the end. Tim at sideways gave me a spacer to go behind the rotor to pop it out a bit so it fitted ok in the caliper. "

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    Here it is.. Instagram

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    When is the fork going to be available? Also does the on one have braze on for rear racks?

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    Brant suggested late this year for the fork. No braze ons for rear racks.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    According to their FB page, the fork is about 2 months away.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Hmmm, I'll be interested in the on one fork as a possible replacement for their steel one. I really like the steering feel of it but its developed a crack at the top of the for legs with less than 300 miles on it. Maybe see if I can get a swap

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    Picture please..

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    Did u get On One to warranty?

    Quote Originally Posted by gavinda View Post
    Hmmm, I'll be interested in the on one fork as a possible replacement for their steel one. I really like the steering feel of it but its developed a crack at the top of the for legs with less than 300 miles on it. Maybe see if I can get a swap

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    Carbon Fork options for the On-One Fatty-img_3410.jpg

    I only spotted it a couple of days ago and only just took the pic. t's hard to make out but its also showing rust streaks there too. I've only ridden one loop of a 6.5 mile 'blue' trail and the rest has been bridleway and towpath riding so not excactly pushibg the limit of the fork.

    I'll pop it on thier facebook page as sadly getting them any other way is painfull. Once you get hold of them though they are very good.

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    Send your email with attn to Brant. He will respond. I had the same issue getting a response at first and I had read in another thread to put attn to Brant......sure enough he responded quickly, and has with ever question since. Did uou order from the UK or US. Brant is in the UK but should still be able to help.
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    I only spotted it a couple of days ago and only just took the pic. t's hard to make out but its also showing rust streaks there too. I've only ridden one loop of a 6.5 mile 'blue' trail and the rest has been bridleway and towpath riding so not excactly pushibg the limit of the fork.

    I'll pop it on thier facebook page as sadly getting them any other way is painfull. Once you get hold of them though they are very good.

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    yeah I'm a uk rider anywho... I'm completely happy that it'll be sorted. just a shame is all.

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    Your fork is not the only one... (see here).
    He was told that itīs only an optical issue and
    could choose between a swap and a coupon.

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    Nothing optical there. Distinct crack can be felt and there's rust starting to streak out of it.

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    Cracked paint IMHO, not fork..

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    Would you be happy with that after less than two months/300 miles?

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    Anyway, sorry OP, way OT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gavinda View Post
    Would you be happy with that after less than two months/300 miles?
    Sure if I get a carbon fork replacement

    ps. now we are back on topic

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