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    Thinking about going carbon

    I've been eyeing the new carbon fork from Niner for my Monocog 29er, is anyone else thinking about doing the same or has already? I heard a lot good things about the fork and it's super light. The Niner fork as a 45mm rake and I believe the stock Monocog 29er fork has a 37mm rake, would it make the handling worse, better or not noticeable?

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    Worse in my opinion.
    1993 Barracuda A2R - 1x7 Beater
    2007 Redline Monocog 29er

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    Better. IMO. I have a Monocog and was considering something similar. See this thread:

    Salsa CroMoto Grande Vs. Vassago ODIS
    mountainbikefaq.com - See my 2x10 to 1x10 conversion (lots of pics!)

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    More offset will speed up the handling. I have the Flight and it has 47mm of offset and I find the handling to be really neutral.

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    That fork is probably almost as much money as the your bike.

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    Yea.....

    Quote Originally Posted by unsuspended
    That fork is probably almost as much money as the your bike.
    And your point is????

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    I dunno, I guess I really did not have a point. It is just that my favorite thing about the Redline is that it is such as inexpensive bike to start with, I enjoy having at least one bike that I'm not constantly trying to upgrade or improve.
    That being said I still run the stock v-brakes which I don't think cause the extreme flexing in the stock mc fork that the disc brakes do.

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    I went from the stock fork to one with 45mm offset and it did speed up the handling to the point of twitchy. Much preferred the stock handling.
    1993 Barracuda A2R - 1x7 Beater
    2007 Redline Monocog 29er

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