View Poll Results: Which Fork?

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  • Carver Carbon

    17 30.36%
  • Suspension Fork of Many Names

    5 8.93%
  • Mendon Lefty

    17 30.36%
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    17 30.36%
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    Forks: What Would You Choose?

    if money were no object which fork would you choose and why?
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    Salsa Makwa Carbon.

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    I want a 100mm OLD carbon fork able to take a 125mm tyre. Don't mind waggling the tyre through.

    (Need 100mm OLD because I use drum brakes and there's no 135mm versions)
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    Fatbikes have come a long way but I think we'll know we've made it big when Fox and/or Rock Shox come out with a decent suspension fork that'll fit fatties up to 4.8 inches wide.
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    Carver, in fact I did. Very light, stiff and looks like the wing off the Batplane!

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    Quote Originally Posted by clubby View Post
    Carver, in fact I did. Very light, stiff and looks like the wing off the Batplane!
    Carver fork has been great for me too. Would recommend to anyone. Have had it since last spring and on it every week. Even had a 235 lb. guy do a front wheel stand on it one day, although I cringed a little waiting to hear the carbon cracking, but it hung in with no problems.

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    for squish no doubt the fork with many names.

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    Graham Truss fork

    No flex under braking and I love the feel.

    Looks super sweet and is less expensive than you'd think.

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    Salsa Carbon

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    Where is the salad fork option.

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    I went with the White Brothers Snowpack and am very happy with it. I was looking at the Carver, but I just didn't like the flex in it. For the way I ride the Snowpack has done it all for me and keeps asking for more.
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    I have a carver obeast.

    Saw that Sandman has a new fork during the last global fatbike day.
    it is a german A, not USD this time and seems perfect.

    The german A was USD and I did not like that very much.

    The fork with many names (saso) I would not recommend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by majack View Post
    I went with the White Brothers Snowpack and am very happy with it. I was looking at the Carver, but I just didn't like the flex in it. For the way I ride the Snowpack has done it all for me and keeps asking for more.
    yup same here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saiko View Post
    I have a carver obeast.

    Saw that Sandman has a new fork during the last global fatbike day.
    it is a german A, not USD this time and seems perfect.

    The german A was USD and I did not like that very much.

    The fork with many names (saso) I would not recommend.
    are you positive the new fork is also a german A fork?

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    Lefty all the way. Light, smooth action under braking, perfect compliment to the fatbike. Exceptional service by mendoncyclesmith.
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    If your real purpose is to ride in the winter on winter trails in a place that gets snow that covers the ground during most of winter, the carver carbon. If you don't live in such a place, you'll want a suspension fork for the rigid bike. The bike's characteristics change dramatically on snow, low pressure and soft snow is amazing for bump absorption, even though it's not "suspension", but when riding rigid in other situations, nothing is a substitute for suspension, because the bike reacts like you'd expect a rigid bike to in the summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    If your real purpose is to ride in the winter on winter trails in a place that gets snow that covers the ground during most of winter, the carver carbon. If you don't live in such a place, you'll want a suspension fork for the rigid bike. The bike's characteristics change dramatically on snow, low pressure and soft snow is amazing for bump absorption, even though it's not "suspension", but when riding rigid in other situations, nothing is a substitute for suspension, because the bike reacts like you'd expect a rigid bike to in the summer.
    This is it. I'm torn between going full weight weenie with carbon, and going with comfort. My fatbike is my only mountain bike; a suspension fork would make it considerably more useful.
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    What I found is that suspension helped a lot, even in the winter.

    How much it impacts the ride depends on your local conditions, though.

    If you're fortunate enough to live in an area that gets a constant refresh of snow, no squish required.

    However, if you live in an area like I do, where we get snow, and then nothing for weeks, with some above freezing in the mix too, and your trails see foot traffic too, then you know how important some squish can be, if you want comfort and control.

    That said, you know what I'd choose!
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    I have a Carver carbon, had a Mendon Lefty, want a carbon Lefty with 100 mm of travel but alas it is not made.

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    I'm with Craig. Lefty all the way!! As soon as you're dealing with a boot packed trail you realize the suspension up front makes HUGE difference. Without the suspension I found that the rebound of the tire when forced into a "pothole" would make the bike very squirrelly and often kick me off the packed trail- often into snow too deep to pound thru. I run my Lefty on the soft side so it's very reactive and my bike definitely tracks better than my buddies' rigid fork rides. If you're riding smooth snowmobile trails you won't see enough benefit but if the surface is less than ideal the suspension fork can make the difference between staying on the bike or getting booted off IMO. Thanks Craig.

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