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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.
    Riding.....

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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.
    In the immortal words of Socrates..."I drank what?"

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    Looks like a carbon steerer, so entirely possible.
    As little bike as possible, as silent as 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.
    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
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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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