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    White Bros snow pack vs 907 alu fork

    Has anybody tried both of these forks on a 907?
    I'm considering upgrading my pugs to a 2012 907 but don't know whether I can justify the extra cash for a carbon fork. I'll be riding XC / trail not sand and snow.
    Obviously the carbon is slightly lighter but which will be the most comfortable ride? and which compliments the bikes geometry best for trail riding?

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    I have not ridden the carbon fork, but can only say great things about the alloy fork. The 907 guys said that they have been really pleased with how that fork rides. Nice and light too!
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    I fitted the Snow Pack to my new 907. I've never ridden any other Fatbikes, so I have nothing to compare it with. I will be doing mostly XC with it.

    Cost-wise, I reckon it was my one real "luxury item" in the build.


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    I could be wrong but isn't the WB fork carbon wrapped thin aluminum?
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    druidh,

    What fenders are those? I am considering a 907 frame and the Snowpack fork when I get the money for my build.
    Flotilla or Buffet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yakkoTDI View Post
    druidh,

    What fenders are those? I am considering a 907 frame and the Snowpack fork when I get the money for my build.
    Looks like SKS Grand M.O.M. and Grand D.A.D.
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    As above - they are the SKS Grand MOM and Grand DAD. Coverage isn't brilliant but they were available off the shelf and are quick and easy to fit and remove.

    If you click into my photostream, you'll see another couple of pictures of them fitted.

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    Not to highjack thread but would those fenders stay secure on a fast, rocky descent.The idea of them loosening and jamming in my spokes at 30 mph would make for a bad day.I was considering getting a a pair just for the ease of on/off.

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    Druid, is that a jones bar?

    Quote Originally Posted by druidh View Post
    I fitted the Snow Pack to my new 907. I've never ridden any other Fatbikes, so I have nothing to compare it with. I will be doing mostly XC with it.

    Cost-wise, I reckon it was my one real "luxury item" in the build.


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    Yes - it's a Jones Loop Bar, in alloy, not Ti. Seems to be handling well-enough and I wanted the extra loop at the front for attaching a stuff-bag for tent etc.

    As regards the mudguards, I've had the similar/thinner model on my SC Blur and previous bikes for a few years and once the front bracket is fitted into the bottom of the steerer tube, everything stays in place regardless of terrain.

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    carver has a carbon fork on their facebook page that is close in price and way lighter than the snow pack
    http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...27350060_n.jpg
    your 29er may float over roots and rocks, but my superlight 26 just plain floats

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    Quote Originally Posted by lamard View Post
    carver has a carbon fork on their facebook page that is close in price and way lighter than the snow pack
    http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...27350060_n.jpg
    Looks interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by druidh View Post
    Yes - it's a Jones Loop Bar, in alloy, not Ti. Seems to be handling well-enough and I wanted the extra loop at the front for attaching a stuff-bag for tent etc.

    As regards the mudguards, I've had the similar/thinner model on my SC Blur and previous bikes for a few years and once the front bracket is fitted into the bottom of the steerer tube, everything stays in place regardless of terrain.
    It's true... They are good, secure mudguards. I give em the thumbs-up.

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    i should have one in a couple weeks, hope it isn't too good to be true...
    your 29er may float over roots and rocks, but my superlight 26 just plain floats

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    Quote Originally Posted by moose2008 View Post
    ...I'm considering upgrading my pugs...
    I am curious what front hub you are planning on using with either fork?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 29Again View Post
    I am curious what front hub you are planning on using with either fork?
    Whatever fatbikes.com recommends, I think there is only the Paul components whub that will fit the snowpack fork anyway.

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