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    Carver Bikes O'Beast Carbon




    Carbon O'Beast Fork

    Model: Carver O-Beast Full Carbon Fork, fits 4.7''
    Steerer Tube Length: 254mm
    Fork Rake: 45 mm
    Axle to Crown Length: 465mm
    Front Axle Type: 10x1
    Wheel Size: 26inch
    Wheel Mount Center Offset: 0mm
    Brake Type: Disc, Post mount, Accepts up to 180mm
    Front Hub Spacing: 135 mm
    Material: One Piece Full Carbon
    Defined Color: Carbon Weave
    Color: Black
    Weight: approximately 520 g

    I ordered one. I'll bring other infos once I'll get it!

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    Nice, ~$100 less than others.

    Uh, there's some weird info contained at the link. A carbon fork made of titanium with conflicting weights and 40mm of clearance? And the shop link is a CX fork?
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    Yeah I know the Carver's website is really weirdly made.

    I've contacted them and they confirmed me the infos diplayed on bikeman.com

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    That's not carvers real website, cxrace.com is just a front for them, the real website that should be used is Home thought they haven't updated anything yet, and the bikeman link takes you to a cross carbon fork.

    A bikeman link that works:
    Bikeman Carver Bikes O-Beast Full Carbon Fork, fits 4.7'' tires

    Still not sure why they choose a rear hub option...

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    Thanks for that info. Ordered one too.
    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
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    Mee tooooo!

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    Looks like a nice clean fork.

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    Damn...wish it was available in 450mm A to C...sigh!

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    525 grams?? i would like to see this verified, crazy!
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    Meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atom29 View Post
    Meh.
    Do you need a hug?

    More fat options are always good.

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    think of it as compensation.
    heavy rims and tires combined with heavy frame and fork means heavy everywhere.
    ANY part you can drop weight off is a good thing!
    I feel slightly goofy riding Gazzis in a Niner carbon fork but it works, WELL.
    If steel is real then aluminium is supercallafragiliniun!

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    How much does it weigh?
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    Anyone want to trade one of these for my Fatback fork?

    I like the curvy look of this one more than the big rectangle look of the Fatback fork.

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    465mm axle to crown and made for 26" wheels? What is that, suspension corrected for a 140mm fork?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yogii View Post
    465mm axle to crown and made for 26" wheels? What is that, suspension corrected for a 140mm fork?
    Pretty much all fat bike forks are offered in the 450mm to 470mm axle to crown range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ak greeff View Post
    525 grams?? i would like to see this verified, crazy!
    I'm with you there. 520 grams....that's a chunk over even the White Brothers fork. Like almost 400 grams.
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    Looks like a carbon steerer, so entirely possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    Looks like a carbon steerer, so entirely possible.
    400 grams dropped by going carbon steerer alone? Sorry, but entirely not possible

    Even taking into consideration you can create a laminate schedule with less design restrictions going all carbon, that's a bit of weight.

    Take into account an ENVE disc cyclocross work weighs in 460 grams....for pretty much the nicest fork you can buy in the category with clearance for 35mm-40mm tires....a carbon fat bike fork weighing in at less than 100 grams more seems like a typo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by juansevo View Post
    400 grams dropped by going carbon steerer alone? Sorry, but entirely not possible...
    Well, I won't know until mine arrives, but I'm not going to complain if it's a few grams heavier.
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    I'm with ya juansevo. That claim is *really* light, and I have doubts. Anyone who buys this fork, get yourself a scale.
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    If it's made with no aluminium inserts it should be pretty light though.

    Comparisons:
    My On-One carbon fork weighs 930gms with a aluminium steerer, fork ends, and crown.
    My Ti fork weigh 560gms.

    However I won't argue, whatever it is will be a question of fact, and we'll soon find out. Be a bit silly of Carver to put a fanciful weight on it because we'll all start whining.
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    I got one from UPS Friday and it felt like an empty box. I didn't have a chance to weigh it but it is amazingly light and very cool looking. Unfortunately the a-c was too much for my Pugsley so I drove it back to their store and traded it in towards an XTR 1x10 setup. Awsome shop to deal with.

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    I think the weiht is not unreasonable. Some of the other forks have a lot of metal in them.

    Would a fat fork require LOTS of extra material over a CX fork? I don't think so. But my guess is that the weight is "optimized" as well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Diller View Post
    I'm with ya juansevo. That claim is *really* light, and I have doubts. Anyone who buys this fork, get yourself a scale.
    anyone buying this fork (like myself, who is waiting on delivery) already owns a scale.... or two
    your 29er may float over roots and rocks, but my superlight 26 just plain floats

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    niner carbon fork's 565 grams right?
    how unbelievable is it that Carver dropped 45 grams? relax!
    I think it's probably 620 not 520 but either way, a hefty drop from anything else that fits BFL's.
    If steel is real then aluminium is supercallafragiliniun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lamard View Post
    anyone buying this fork (like myself, who is waiting on delivery) already owns a scale.... or two
    I think nobby is getting his Monday and he does have a scale. I'm sure he will post up a pic of it sitting on the scale

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    Will have a full report tomorrow @ 11 EST....That's when Chocolate Santa usually stops by... Have both the Ultimate and the Park tabletop scales for a accurate weight.

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    570 grams on the Ultimate hanging scale...573 on Park tabletop digital

    Thats F'in lite!!!
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    Last edited by NOBBY605; 01-30-2012 at 06:00 PM.

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    Slightly o.t. but are there any reviews of the Carver O-Beast Titanium frame? Looks like a killer deal but I wonder about the geometry, handling, etc...

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    Is the sticker removable?

    Very tempting to get one for my new project.

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    50gms heavier than claimed - not bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JordyB View Post
    ...Still not sure why they choose a rear hub option...
    It is early, but as I just read it on Bikeman.com http://www.bikeman.com/CARV-OBEAST-FORK.html ,
    the fork is made for front hub disc spacing that comes with an adapter for rear.

    From Bikeman:
    " Accepts up to a 4.7inch tire. This is a front disc offset fork, designed to be used with a front 135 disc hub like the Paul Whub. It can be used with any other 135 mm hub, by using a 5 mm rotor spacer kit, which we will include at no charge, if requested. That will allow it to be used with a Surly, Salsa or other more common 135 rear spaced hubs..."

    Besides the steel QBP brands, admittedly with plenty of volume, what are the non-custom rear disc spacing forks out there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by edrysdale View Post
    Unfortunately the a-c was too much for my Pugsley so I drove it back to their store and traded it in towards an XTR 1x10 setup.
    Can you tell a little more about what you didn't like? It's "only" 18 mm longer than the stock Pugsley fork so the change in HT angle and BB height should be minimal...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvo1 View Post
    Is the sticker removable?

    Very tempting to get one for my new project.
    +1 I was wondering the same thing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvo1 View Post
    Is the sticker removable?

    Very tempting to get one for my new project.
    Yes it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 29Again View Post
    Besides the steel QBP brands, admittedly with plenty of volume, what are the non-custom rear disc spacing forks out there?
    907 aluminum.

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    Let's see that bad boy mounted up Nobby.
    The LPG

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    Quote Originally Posted by lancelot View Post
    Let's see that bad boy mounted up Nobby.
    Moar pictures

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    Carver are really ramping it up

    This comment at the end of the photos on Fatbike.com caught my eye !

    Carver Ti Fat-Bike and Carbon Fork | FAT-BIKE.COM


    Keep your eyes peeled for a Carver Full Suspension Rohloff Snowbike in the near future!
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    A potential source of hub confusion, the Bikeman & Fat-Bike sites state, as of this AM, "Front Axle Type: 10x1".

    I heard the included rotor adapter is the six sleeve variety with longer screws.

    Lastly, it looks like a compression cap is not included. Don't know if that is SOP for carbon fork buys these days.

    Kudos to D. Carver for introducing this new fork, though, a few days late :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Feelygood ! View Post
    Carver are really ramping it up

    This comment at the end of the photos on Fatbike.com caught my eye !

    Carver Ti Fat-Bike and Carbon Fork | FAT-BIKE.COM


    Keep your eyes peeled for a Carver Full Suspension Rohloff Snowbike in the near future!

    Niiiiiice! I knew it wouldn't be long. At that price I wonder if they will do a Ti FS version??..... hmmmm....might as well go big or go home haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NOBBY605 View Post
    Have both the Ultimate and the Park tabletop scales for a accurate weight.
    haha i was right!
    your 29er may float over roots and rocks, but my superlight 26 just plain floats

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    Quote Originally Posted by lancelot View Post
    Let's see that bad boy mounted up Nobby.
    O Beast...O Boy!!! 27.5 pounds
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    OBeast carbon weight

    Sorry guys....actually 578 grams on our ultra accurate UPS scale...

    Yes, it is set up for front disc offset hub, like the WHub or new 616 hubs but if you have a rear offset disc hub, let us know and we'll send a spacer kit with it for you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NOBBY605 View Post
    O Beast...O Boy!!! 27.5 pounds
    Nice! And thanks for the first pics showing it in full, mounted on a bike. Looks beefier than I first thought. Any report on how it rides?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainemud View Post
    Sorry guys....actually 578 grams on our ultra accurate UPS scale...
    That bit extra will be the weight of the stickers then....
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    Is a tapered steerer tube version in the works?
    litespeed's break

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    I am curious how the Carver fork feels twist wise compared to other forks. If you put the front wheel between your legs and try to turn the bar, how stiff is it by comparison ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1danaco View Post
    I am curious how the Carver fork feels twist wise compared to other forks. If you put the front wheel between your legs and try to turn the bar, how stiff is it by comparison ?
    I am curious about how it feels as well. Sometimes lighter weight results in a loss in rigidity. I don't want my front end to feel like it was made out of wet spahgetti noodles.
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