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    2012 El Mariachi/Niner carbon fork?

    Dumb ??? but I'm considering getting a Niner carbon fork.I was browsing jenson usa and there are about 4 different Niner carbon forks...which is compatable?

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    Have one on my 2012 Ti El Mariachi and it's a perfect combo. Not sure about the steel El Mar, but on the Ti it was easy to sort out the tapered steerer with a Cane Creek 40 Series EC44/40 headset. I love the through axle -- it's super precise no matter how in-over-my-head I may be.

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    I'm running the Whiskey Parts No 7 carbon fork on my 2012 El Mar. It's a great complement to the frame.

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    All of the niner forks are compatible, since you can use different headset parts to fit the straight or tapered steerer tubes of the forks.

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    We have done builds with both the Niner CF fork and the Whisky Parts CF forks. I personally have the Whisky on my Selma and really do like it - seems to be very precise-handling on the Salsa frame and really stable. Mine (as well as Plantdude's) and a couple others we have done are 39mm rake, which gives the bike a bit more trail. The Niner fork at 45mm makes for a bit quicker-handling - and a Whisky is available at that same rake, if you want a faster-responding, slightly less-stable ride.
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