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    flame fork on fatback ti, would it work?

    well the title of the thread pretty much explains my question
    i did a search and none addressed my specifics.

    im a hardtail and front suss kinda guy on my regular MTB, and tomorrow
    morning im expecting delivery of my fatback ti.
    no chance of snow in the tropics, so beach, sand dunes and hardpack trails would be my rides domain.
    it would be nice to have the option of swapping out a front sus fork for the really long and rough trail rides.

    was wondering if a flame 29" wide sus fork would fit my fatback?

    thanks in advance for your replies.

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    Fatback Bikes

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    thanks for the reply damnitman,
    i have seen that photo on the archives of fatback, of what seems to be a fatback branded suspension fork. when i checked the products list though, its not offered on sale
    at least not online.
    hence, on my checking online, the flame 29" wide suspension fork piqued my interest.
    so back to my original question, would the flame fork fit the fatback ti?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hapeepotter View Post
    thanks for the reply damnitman,
    i have seen that photo on the archives of fatback, of what seems to be a fatback branded suspension fork. when i checked the products list though, its not offered on sale
    at least not online.
    hence, on my checking online, the flame 29" wide suspension fork piqued my interest.
    so back to my original question, would the flame fork fit the fatback ti?
    The "Fatback branded fork" in that photo is just a Flame fork with Fatback stickers on it.

    Yes, it will fit. I would discuss with Fatback how it effects the handling of the bike. If I remember right, the Flame fork is about a 475mm A to C when sag is taken into account.

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    oh ok! thanks for clearing that up my friend.
    i think its time i asked the gentlemen from fatback directly about these specifics.
    thank you very much guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hapeepotter View Post
    oh ok! thanks for clearing that up my friend.
    i think its time i asked the gentlemen from fatback directly about these specifics.
    thank you very much guys!
    Andy is correct on that fork. Wasn't trying to claim it as a Fatback product, just trying to cover up the word Flame.
    As for fitting on the Ti frames, only the new 2013 have enough clearance for the crown.
    We use a 455mm A/C fork, and the Flame is about 500 in the 90mm setting. The frame we ran it on is an aluminum prototype rock crawler that is suspension corrected.
    The Flame fork is not currently sold in the US, and they have no plans to do so, at least in the near future. It's a nice riding fork though.
    Speedway Cycles owner http://fatbackbikes.com

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