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    Niner Carbon fork clear the 3" Knard tire?

    I'm curious. If it does, I might be getting one.

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    I would love to know!

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    I don't think so, at least based on the measurements on surly's blog and putting a tape on my cf fork...the knard is just too tall. I wish it would fit!


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    I've seen pic's of the Knard fitting in Fox forks. I guess I've never put a Fox fork up against a Niner fork but having seen a few Niner forks, it seems like they may have more clearance then a Fox fork.

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    I would bet it would, it cleared the HUGE 29" DH tire that Niner had around from WTB(I think) by a MILE.
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    Anyone know the answer to this?

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    i saw a picture of this fron jelle of singlespeed.nl, i think it was on a p35 rim

    it fits barely, the knobs are may be 1mm inside the fork, and the rubber spikes from a brand new tire are touching.
    Taking into account whell and carcass deflexion, i would say it is not rideable.
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    I tried one mounted on a P35 and it does fit in a carbon niner fork. It is a tight fit. It had about 3/16 to 1/4 of clearance on each side. I was only able to ride it around the block but I tried and could not get it to rub the fork, but I only weigh 155.

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    Niner Carbon fork clear the 3" Knard tire?-moots.jpg

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    Interesting! So it does fit but you might end up with some new shaping to the inside of the fork....I've managed to rub the chain stays on my superfly with a maxxis ignitor so not sure I'd want to do the same to the niner fork. Very tempting and would save me buying a couple rigid forks. Wonder if the maxle version of the niner would help prevent the tyre kissing the fork?

    EDIT: fjtort do you have any pics from the front? Be interesting to see if mounting on a rabbit hole helps with clearance

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