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    Salsa 20mm Thru-Axle Rigid Fork

    20mm, Maxle Lite, new butting profile for the steel, approx $160.00, coming this summer.

    Discuss.........
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    as if your rigid wasn't rigid enough, now it has added stiffness to add to its rigidity.

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    Fugly. I do love my maxle, but it looks like crap on the end of that fork. Many others have made sexy 20mm rigid forks. Granted they were probably $300+, so I guess it evens out to some extent
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaintPeelinPbody
    as if your rigid wasn't rigid enough, now it has added stiffness to add to its rigidity.
    I don't see it so much as a stiffness thing, although it may be good in off cambers and such. My take is that it will be great for those with 20mm thru front wheels that want to swap them over to a rigid bike for a while, or for guys that can't seem to keep a wheel in the drops due to hard braking. (I happen to know a guy that can pull a front wheel out of position in the dropouts on hard braking even on forward facing drop outs. Don't ask me how he does it!)

    I think it is cool, and the fact that the legs are locked in one plane doesn't necessarily mean the fork legs cannot flex as a regular drop out fork can.
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    55mm of offset and I'd care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaintPeelinPbody
    as if your rigid wasn't rigid enough, now it has added stiffness to add to its rigidity.
    Maybe build a really, really flexy front wheel to offset it.

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    overkill but i want one.... and i am one that has had a bolt on philwood move around on me in the drops....
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    Maybe at last the VooDoo Zombie fork will have some competition as far as stiffness goes. Prolly not though.
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    i think it's awesome and will be getting one for my ewr. don't have to build up a new wheel is a huge bonus

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    I NEED NAO!

    AC? Offset?

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    I was dumb enough to not ask. I was just overcome with the awesomeness of it. That and the Enabler...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted
    My take is that it will be great for those with 20mm thru front wheels that want to swap them over to a rigid bike for a while
    That was my first thought. Less things to convert.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slurry
    I NEED NAO!

    AC? Offset?
    The fork was a working prototype, that said, I'd expect the same as a CroMoto Grande which is 468mm axle to crown @ 45mm offset. I don't know why they would change that for a 20mm thru-axle fork, but it is possible.
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    Great idea. Even better with 47mm off-set like the On-one carbon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted
    The fork was a working prototype, that said, I'd expect the same as a CroMoto Grande which is 468mm axle to crown @ 45mm offset. I don't know why they would change that for a 20mm thru-axle fork, but it is possible.
    damn, i need a 490 ac....

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    Ok maybe im missing out on this whole boneshaker thing,but if rigid why more rigid? Yah I know a 29er isent the most stiff bike up front and probably never will be, and I can imagine climbing with a rigid fork works wonders (wich would actually be kinnda cool here in Germany,because in my area ya have to climb a damn moutain to get to any kind of good trails...LOL ). What is the advantage over suspension? Less weight ? More controll? Im a bit confused actually,I really thought a suspension fork brings more controll/comfort on the trails, at least for the average Joe normal biker.I havent ridden rigid for like 30 years,and only then becuse ya had to OK nuff said,I just want to know really: "why rigid?"or better yet:"why more rigid?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwiz
    Ok maybe im missing out on this whole boneshaker thing,but if rigid why more rigid? Yah I know a 29er isent the most stiff bike up front and probably never will be, and I can imagine climbing with a rigid fork works wonders (wich would actually be kinnda cool here in Germany,because in my area ya have to climb a damn moutain to get to any kind of good trails...LOL ). What is the advantage over suspension? Less weight ? More controll? Im a bit confused actually,I really thought a suspension fork brings more controll/comfort on the trails, at least for the average Joe normal biker.I havent ridden rigid for like 30 years,and only then becuse ya had to OK nuff said,I just want to know really: "why rigid?"or better yet:"why more rigid?"
    Here is the best description of 'why rigid' I've seen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwiz
    OK nuff said,I just want to know really: "why rigid?"or better yet:"why more rigid?"
    basically so you can wear out your joints and spine about 10x faster than using a decent suspension system. i think i'll pass on being "hip" and say yes to squish, it will do the body good for many decades to come

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    Nice but if we all just Googled everything all the time we wouldent have mutch use for forums or comunities of ppl sharing the same interest...no wait let me google it:"why forums when there is Google,Yahoo,and co.?"...NOT!

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    Nice! I must admit, I've eyeballed a Wolfhound or Walt Works 20mm TA rigid fork a few times.

    I'd go for one. Currently run the DT Swiss 9mm RWS on my KM fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwiz
    Ok maybe im missing out on this whole boneshaker thing,but if rigid why more rigid?
    Again, just because the fork has a thru-axle doesn't mean the fork will have a harsher ride. It will be laterally and torsionally more stiff, but it shouldn't really affect how the fork legs can flex.


    Yah I know a 29er isent the most stiff bike up front and probably never will be, and I can imagine climbing with a rigid fork works wonders (wich would actually be kinnda cool here in Germany,because in my area ya have to climb a damn moutain to get to any kind of good trails...LOL ). What is the advantage over suspension? Less weight ? More controll? Im a bit confused actually,I really thought a suspension fork brings more controll/comfort on the trails, at least for the average Joe normal biker.I havent ridden rigid for like 30 years,and only then becuse ya had to OK nuff said,I just want to know really: "why rigid?"or better yet:"why more rigid?"
    With 29"ers rolling over stuff better than 26 inch wheels ever did, in some areas a suspension fork is more dead weight than an advantage. And again, some folks just like the way it rides better, or enjoy the challenge more, or whatever. There are as many reasons to ride rigid as there are reasons to ride a single speed over geared bikes. We could start a whole discussion on that alone.

    But we're talking about a 20mm thru-axle rigid fork on this thread.
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    Thanks GT -

    To answer a few questions. Yes, the fork is built around the same dimensions and blade as our CroMoto Grande, so it is 468mm axle to crown (suspension corrected 80mm), 45mm offset.

    Our new blade design replaces the OX Platinum blades. It has the same ride quality, but through some good FEA work, it has a much longer fatigue life and 40 grams lighter (for the QR version).

    This fork was not built to be "stiffer" than the CroMoto Grande. It should ride about the same, just having a little more rigidity in torsion, meaning that it steers better. Other than tracking a bit better, it shouldn't ride any different than our normal CroMoto Grande. We didn't do it for the stiffness, we saw people asking for it because of compatibility of the parts that they were already buying for 20mm suspension forks.

    It will include the Maxle Lite axle for an MSRP of $150.

    We understand that it really isn't for most people, so we will still always offer our CroMoto Grande, which drops in MSRP to $99 this year (and 40 grams lighter!). We don't expect most people to make the switch, but we wanted to offer it for some of the folks that were asking for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted
    20mm, Maxle Lite, new butting profile for the steel, approx $160.00, coming this summer.

    Discuss.........
    Jeez, wish I had known this before I just plunked down my cash on a cromoto grande and regular QR wheels!

    I think this is great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted
    Again, just because the fork has a thru-axle doesn't mean the fork will have a harsher ride. It will be laterally and torsionally more stiff, but it shouldn't really affect how the fork legs can flex.




    With 29"ers rolling over stuff better than 26 inch wheels ever did, in some areas a suspension fork is more dead weight than an advantage. And again, some folks just like the way it rides better, or enjoy the challenge more, or whatever. There are as many reasons to ride rigid as there are reasons to ride a single speed over geared bikes. We could start a whole discussion on that alone.

    But we're talking about a 20mm thru-axle rigid fork on this thread.

    GT,

    What is the AC? Forgive me if I missed it buried somewhere. I wanted to do that for my custom Engin rigid SS but after some effort Drew decided it wouldnt work for a suspension corrected fork (AC 468mm ish).

    A 20mm thru-axle unicrown would be an awesome fork. All the fore-aft compliance of a unicrown but the lateral and torsional stiffness of a thru-axle!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by elgordo
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    What is the AC? Forgive me if I missed it buried somewhere. I wanted to do that for my custom Engin rigid SS but after some effort Drew decided it wouldnt work for a suspension corrected fork (AC 468mm ish).

    A 20mm thru-axle unicrown would be an awesome fork. All the fore-aft compliance of a unicrown but the lateral and torsional stiffness of a thru-axle!!!!
    468mm axle to crown as posted by chequamegon a few posts back.
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    Cool fork. Off on a tangent or ahead of the curve? Time will tell.

    Tough to believe fewer folks were asking for through axle rear dropouts for their Mama than were asking for a rigid 20mm through axle front fork, though.

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    I'll be snagging one... perfect for swapping out my reba w/maxle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceBrown
    Maybe build a really, really flexy front wheel to offset it.

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    Most 20 max wheels are coming of 120 forks so why the need for a 468 rigid here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowerThenSnot
    overkill but i want one....
    I agree... especially with the Maxle...
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    now you tell me, AFTER I unlace the 20mm CK hub from the holm rim... SIGH
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    Is this for the a standard tire or fat front ?

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    I have a Quiring built 20mm TA rigid fork on my singlespeed. It splits time with a 20mm TA suspension fork, and it makes sense to avoid messing around with the hub as well when I want to change forks (or having another wheel). I hadn't noticed a lot of twisting flex on previous rigid forks, but I like it.

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    Too bad the offset doesn't match the KM fork (468/43mm). The KM fork suits the KM perfectly - I don't know if 2mm offset makes a difference. Great idea though - I may get one anyway!
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    something about the 468 a to c really puzzles me. why make this fork with that low of an a to c? like said earlier, most people that are going to buy this fork will be swapping between a 100-120mm fork with an a to c of 510mm or more. why the hell would you want to steepen your head angle that much when going rigid? I think there is a good reason that the niner forks (490 a to ac) are so popular. if salsa would make this fork in 490, I would definitely own one.

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    More pictures

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    Works for me....Thanks GT ( and Salsa) CF.

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    I will definitely be getting one of those for my Karate Monkey. I built up some 36h Halo Hubs onto Stan's Flow rims. The hubs came with 20mm endcaps which I would love to take advantage of. Especially in the winter time when I am riding potholed streets and footprint potholed trails and sidewalks, the 20mm would be awesome for a little extra steering precision.

    Awesome work guys. I love the looks of the fork. Heck it might even drive me to get a 20mm Reba too! SRAM better be thanking you guys soon down the line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C88
    Jeez, wish I had known this before I just plunked down my cash on a cromoto grande and regular QR wheels!

    I think this is great.
    Me too. Bought mine a bit over a month ago; still in the box even. Current front wheel is on a Hadley hub, which I could have made work with this fork.

    Oh well. My bolt on 9mm will have to do. Not about to go buy another rigid fork. Great idea that will sell I'm sure. Just wish this had been available 2 months ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by 105millimetersofpleasure
    Me too. Bought mine a bit over a month ago; still in the box even. Current front wheel is on a Hadley hub, which I could have made work with this fork.

    Oh well. My bolt on 9mm will have to do. Not about to go buy another rigid fork. Great idea that will sell I'm sure. Just wish this had been available 2 months ago
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    Quote Originally Posted by cruso414
    something about the 468 a to c really puzzles me. why make this fork with that low of an a to c? like said earlier, most people that are going to buy this fork will be swapping between a 100-120mm fork with an a to c of 510mm or more. why the hell would you want to steepen your head angle that much when going rigid? I think there is a good reason that the niner forks (490 a to ac) are so popular. if salsa would make this fork in 490, I would definitely own one.
    Have you actually tried it? I switch between a 510mm susp fork and a 470mm rigid and I think it works great. It does change the bar height but its fixable with just stem spacers. Anyway, with a rigid fork you don't need as slack or tall a front end because your front end wont dive down and steepen your head angle on impacts like a susp fork. Also, the slightly quicker steering goes well with the precise steering feel of a rigid and enhances the fun "point and shoot" feel

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    Quote Originally Posted by chequamagon
    A few pics for you all.
    Looks very clean. Thanks for the pics
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    Great looking fork!

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomn
    Have you actually tried it? I switch between a 510mm susp fork and a 470mm rigid and I think it works great. It does change the bar height but its fixable with just stem spacers. Anyway, with a rigid fork you don't need as slack or tall a front end because your front end wont dive down and steepen your head angle on impacts like a susp fork. Also, the slightly quicker steering goes well with the precise steering feel of a rigid and enhances the fun "point and shoot" feel
    I have a cromoto grande on my Lynskey now. It's going to be replaced with a Niner 490 or Soul cycles 485 a to c fork soon. The cromoto is by far the best I have tried so far but it's still a little steep for my liking.

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    Cool idea, now affordable.

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    Why not the 74mm post type disc caliper mount like on the Fargo/Vaya forks?

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    This fork actually fits everything I want and need in my rigid set up and personal preference. It is like it was custom made for what I want and have been looking for. there is a lot to be said for the Drop Out issue and disc braking as Ted pointed out as well.

    I will get one as soon as it hits the QShip Shelf

    Asking why is not a negative as some of the so called experts think. I am just curious as to where this fits in the market considering all the change at Salsa as of late. and all the talk of geometry and trail and travel in the niner world. what was the motivation?
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    Excellent! Now I don't have to go custom if I decide I want a rigid fork on my 'cog.
    Oh noes. I'm going to drink the Kool-Aid.

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    Hm, kinda wish I didn't have the QR Cromoto so I could spring for this without delay or guilt...

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomn
    Have you actually tried it? I switch between a 510mm susp fork and a 470mm rigid and I think it works great. It does change the bar height but its fixable with just stem spacers. Anyway, with a rigid fork you don't need as slack or tall a front end because your front end wont dive down and steepen your head angle on impacts like a susp fork. Also, the slightly quicker steering goes well with the precise steering feel of a rigid and enhances the fun "point and shoot" feel
    Come on. Do you really believe someone would try a product before throwing in their opinion. This is MTBR, you don't have to ride bikes to make broad statements on geometry and engineering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusSommers
    Come on. Do you really believe someone would try a product before throwing in their opinion. This is MTBR, you don't have to ride bikes to make broad statements on geometry and engineering.
    "You sound half-human"
    Why are there so many threads about cheap ass bikes?

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    Coolest thing I've seen on this forum in weeks.

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    Do we know the AC measurement for the new fork yet?
    Why are there so many threads about cheap ass bikes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ike Turner
    Do we know the AC measurement for the new fork yet?
    See #23 above . Salsa 20mm Thru-Axle Rigid Fork
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    sorry to dig up an old thread,but it's 2 days to August... any news of this fork yet???

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    Yet another product to fix/fill a niche that doesn't exist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojo722
    Yet another product to fix/fill a niche that doesn't exist.
    Dunno about that. As a 200lbs rigid 29er rider this is right up my alley. More rigid steering is a plus in the rocky technical descents and ascents. Not taking much if any weight penalty is a huge benefit plus if you run any after market hubs it is as simple as getting new end caps and hitting the trails. Plus the standard chromoto fork is an amazing fork for the price, heck even price independent, which would probably be the norm here too.

    Sure there may not seem to be a lot of rigid riders out there much less ones interested in a maxle through axle but we exist and this fork fills that niche perfectly. I would get one, heck an enabler with this set up would be even better although that could be an even smaller niche.
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    I have yet to have seen this for sale through QBP or anyone else.

    Maybe they scrapped the idea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockcrusher
    ... As a 200lbs rigid 29er rider...
    Dude. Your bike weighs 200lbs?!;

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    I would like to know more to. This is a product I'd spend money on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojo722
    Dude. Your bike weighs 200lbs?!;

    'tis the only way to stay in shape...serious pro-tip there. You're welcome!
    Try this: HTFU

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    No more stolen front wheels at the bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvi
    No more stolen front wheels at the bar.
    You need to find a better bar
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    I switch between rigid and suspension fork on the same bike, and I would love for my next susp fork to be a thru-axle, therefore I would love to have a rigid fork that works with the same wheel. I'd buy one someday

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    Hope it doesn't go the way that the Bontrager switchblade has (MIA) I have a cromoto and will upgrade to thu-axle. On a steel frame w/o taper headtube a little more stiffness up front would be fine.
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    Still Waiting!

    anyone?
    Why are there so many threads about cheap ass bikes?

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    After posting for a fork like this and see that this was supposed to be here is there any word when it will be available?

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    Uhmmm... what?

    Quote Originally Posted by chequamagon
    ...Our new blade design replaces the OX Platinum blades. It has the same ride quality, but through some good FEA work, it has a much longer fatigue life...
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    So, I just had my 3rd ride with my Chromoto QR fork. I'm running it with a 9mm thru-bolted Hadley hub and a Shimano front brake & 180mm rotor. When I hit the brakes, the fork deflects significantly (fore-aft flex). That said, I'd appreciate any info you can provide about the fatigue life of the Chromoto fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Entrenador
    So, I just had my 3rd ride with my Chromoto QR fork. I'm running it with a 9mm thru-bolted Hadley hub and a Shimano front brake & 180mm rotor. When I hit the brakes, the fork deflects significantly (fore-aft flex). That said, I'd appreciate any info you can provide about the fatigue life of the Chromoto fork.
    Most good rigid steel forks do. Try your powdercoated Surly fork - it'll flex too (just not as much ).
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenLightGo
    Most good rigid steel forks do. Try your powdercoated Surly fork - it'll flex too (just not as much ).
    The skinny dropouts on the KM fork will not accommodate the Hadley thru bolt; the threads run out before there is tension at the hub. This is why I bought the Salsa in the first place -- nice, meaty forward facing dropouts. It was either this or go back to a QR.

    I've not heard nor read about broken steel forks, but when I read "fatigue life" when referring to a steel fork -- especially one I just installed, alarms go off in my head. I can't imagine designing a fork with better fatigue life in mind unless the previous designs had problems. Of course, I'm not in the industry or sales, so perhaps its a just a way to say that newer is better, which seems to be the industry motto.

    At any rate, the TA look really good to me. Seems like there is a significantly higher amount of leverage being placed at the hub on 29ers, so having a TA would be especially beneficial in such an application. So yeah -- when will people see this? Perhaps a tangle with RS over patent stuff? Just guessing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Entrenador
    I've not heard nor read about broken steel forks, but when I read "fatigue life" when referring to a steel fork -- especially one I just installed, alarms go off in my head. I can't imagine designing a fork with better fatigue life in mind unless the previous designs had problems. Of course, I'm not in the industry or sales, so perhaps its a just a way to say that newer is better, which seems to be the industry motto.
    the fork should last forever. As long as the stress is below a certain threshold (which I believe it should be in this application) steel can go through the stress cycle indefinitely without failing.

    I tried to find good values on what that threshold is and it looks like 4130, for example, is somewhere in the range of 20 tons per square inch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Entrenador
    So, I just had my 3rd ride with my Chromoto QR fork. I'm running it with a 9mm thru-bolted Hadley hub and a Shimano front brake & 180mm rotor. When I hit the brakes, the fork deflects significantly (fore-aft flex). That said, I'd appreciate any info you can provide about the fatigue life of the Chromoto fork.

    so you have what no one else does yet including the mothership qbp?
    Why are there so many threads about cheap ass bikes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ike Turner
    so you have what no one else does yet including the mothership qbp?
    I think you're asking if I have the new thru-axle 20mm salsa fork...? If so, nope. I don't have it. What I have is the Chromoto QR fork. I think that was clear. Maybe I'm not understanding the question?

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    More than a year later....

    Is the ETA on these really really soon???

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    How about a 15mm version? ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted
    Discuss.........
    What's the axle crown going to be?

    I might have to have one for winter on my 26er.

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    Quote Originally Posted by appleSSeed
    How about a 15mm version? ;-)
    Two or three years, no problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by appleSSeed
    How about a 15mm version? ;-)
    Just shim it.then you could use a 15 mm axle or even a QR if you had too. Of course if you were using a QR hub then you will need 5mm of spacers each side as well.

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    There were a ton of issues getting good repeatable results from their builder in Asia. I know they went back to the drawing board with re-tooling and fixing production issues.

    Delayed for sure, and possibly will never see the light of day. There was nothing shown at Frostbike last weekend, but perhaps someone asked and knows more. Frankly, it slipped my mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted
    There were a ton of issues getting good repeatable results from their builder in Asia. I know they went back to the drawing board with re-tooling and fixing production issues.

    Delayed for sure, and possibly will never see the light of day. There was nothing shown at Frostbike last weekend, but perhaps someone asked and knows more. Frankly, it slipped my mind.
    :sadface: I want a 470 AC 20mm fork for short track....

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    Quote Originally Posted by appleSSeed
    How about a 15mm version? ;-)
    this. isn't 15mm more standard in front TAs then 20mm?

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    Are they for sale yet????????

    Would love to have one

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    15mm, 20mm..... frankly I don't care... I just want a thru axle steel rigid fork!!!

    Come on Salsa......

    Or did anyone whisper..... vaporware....????

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    quiring cycles

    $225 you could have a Quiring cycles steel fork.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Salsa 20mm Thru-Axle Rigid Fork-picture-343.jpg  


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    Very nice

    Quote Originally Posted by njbiker66
    $225 you could have a Quiring cycles steel fork.
    What is A-C on that fork?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas
    What is A-C on that fork?
    This one is 490ac 47mm rake 20mm thru.

    He will make what ever axle to crown, Rake, and Drop out you want for $225

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    Well, I hope I am not the only one hoping for a production 20mm fork to come real on the market. Come on, Salsa!

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    Digging up an old thread but I just ordered one through my LBS and should have it tomorrow. I won't be able to get it on the bike for a ride report till after 08/22. I'm going the way of HT to full on rigid SS.
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    What?! Where?!

    It's not on the salsa website.....

    Is this a special run of something??

    Where does the queue start?

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    No it is not on the site. I noticed it while looking through my LBS' QBP book as I wasn't sure when it would be released and I got lucky, saw it, and ordered on the spot.

    EDIT: I was quoted $160 but after he called QBP it came out to $190 I think msrp is actually $200.
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    Give us full details when you get in hand. Rack mounts, water bosses, decals, black, green, blue, whatever!

    I currently have the Fargo V2 fork for my El Mariachi since it's got all the extra's but if this Maxle fork has at least holes for a rack mount, I'm in.

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    No mounts for anything but for cables and brakes, sorry

    The guy at the shop was excited to see this thing, I hope to have it up sooner then later. For now it is just wall art. Shop owner is interested in my Lefty, might get me a Manitou Tower Expert 20mm for trade!

    It's kind of a pain to get the maxle in I think there is some paint on the threads inside the fork so there is quite a bit of screwing this thing on. I do not have a scale but I will have the shop weigh it uncut before I get it all setup. I actually want them to weigh the bike with the Lefty then with this to see.

    A to C: 468mm
    Rake: 45mm
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    Sweet. Only reason I'm slightly interested in this fork is so that I don't have to get a new hub relaced to fit a standard quick release Fargo V2 fork. Luck you!!

    Thanks for posting the pics!!

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    I would future proof that situation and maybe get something like a Hope Pro 2 (found a good deal on ebay) then just get the end caps.
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    That is the plan. Let us know how you like the fork once you get some rides in.

    Thanks!

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    Great!!! Thanks for posting. It's finally landed.

    Time to make a call to my local Salsa retailer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VO2 Lax View Post
    Sweet. Only reason I'm slightly interested in this fork is so that I don't have to get a new hub relaced to fit a standard quick release Fargo V2 fork. Luck you!!

    Thanks for posting the pics!!

    You could also do what someone above did and get a Quiring fork, I'm sure he will put the cage mounts just like the fargo fork.
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