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    The Niner Carbon fork is very good, probably the best. But in your case, you might need less setback due to the fact that you are rocking the fork back and changing the steering angle. twentynineinches.com recently did a review of 29er rigid forks and you should probably read it for general info. Based on their review the OnOne carbon fork had very little set back and they did not like it as much as the Niner fork on a regular 29er (unless you wanted an all out twitchy race bike) but it might serve you well in this application.

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    Is that chupacabra a lethal being?

    It looks so vigorous like hyenas or dingos.

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    Here's my Pereira









    White Industries ENO Crank, 34T ring
    Shimano UN72 BB
    HBC 19T cog
    Chris King ISO SS hubs (older version, with disc adapter)
    Velocity Blunt rims
    Paul Compact Love Levers + Avid BB7s
    Thomson seatpost, stem
    Syntace Vector Low Rider bar
    ESI grips

    Maxxis Aspens mounted on pic, but trying out a set of Stan's Ravens 29 x 2.2

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    ^^^^^^^^
    Nice......ver ver nice!!!

    Tastefully done. I like the way the mango 'pops'!
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    I love that handlebar, what's the length?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackspade
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    I love that handlebar, what's the length?
    680mm with 12 degrees of sweep. It's a Vector Carbon 31.8, not a Vector Low Rider (which is their 25.4 version)

    @blak_byke thanks. I've already invested in the mango bits (carried over from 3 frames!) so might as well make em come alive!

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    Nice bike agu!

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    This is my Kona Lana'i
    Size 14.5 Frame
    Cro-Mo Frame is from about 1999-2000
    It's used as my daily commuter hence the rack and mudguard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yourdaguy
    The Niner Carbon fork is very good, probably the best. But in your case, you might need less setback due to the fact that you are rocking the fork back and changing the steering angle. twentynineinches.com recently did a review of 29er rigid forks and you should probably read it for general info. Based on their review the OnOne carbon fork had very little set back and they did not like it as much as the Niner fork on a regular 29er (unless you wanted an all out twitchy race bike) but it might serve you well in this application.
    by "set back" do you mean offset?
    because offset is forward, away from the frame of the bike, not back, towards the frame.

    the rake is only going to change if the new fork's longer (or shorter) then the old one.
    the niner fork's 470mm is about the same as a 4" travel suspension fork.
    your current rigid fork may or may not be about the same length, check the specs.
    it's hard to argue that the extra quick handling is due to the extra rake or the simple fact that the niner fork is about a pound (or more) lighter than most steel rigid forks.
    BUT if the niner fork's longer than your old one, then the extra offset works in your favour. (reduces the trail number, which would be higher with the increased rake due to the longer fork)

    there's a couple people with the niner carbon forks on 26ers. (I'm one of them)
    If steel is real then aluminium is supercallafragiliniun!

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    Yes I did mean offset. Offset and set back mean the same thing except in the biking world. The niner fork is equivalent to a 100 mm suspension fork sagged which (standard interpretation of 20-25% sag) would be 75--80mm suspension fork fully extended. Since he is going form a 26er front end to a 29er front end, it will raise the front end and actually change the angle of the steering tube (the frame will pivot around the back axle as you raise the front end). As you do this, you will actually change the angle of the head tube slightly as well as changing the trail. All of this will tend to slow handling. A fork with less "set back" will tend to quicken handling all things else being equal.

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    niner carbon fork belongs on a swanky ibis tranny
    If steel is real then aluminium is supercallafragiliniun!

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    I just picked up a 2011 Kona Unit 22" from my LBS yesterday.





    Had to add a little bling!



    I would like to raise the handlebar since the top of the bar is 3" below the top of the seat. Any suggestions at the following thread would be appreciated.
    Need to raise the bar height on my Kona Unit
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    I love that stick.

    Please no more Kona SS, because it's very tempting for me.

    Great bike man.

    BTW the handlebar kinda bent down, maybe if you put it on normal position you could raise a little bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Surly Giant
    This is my Kona Lana'i
    Size 14.5 Frame
    Cro-Mo Frame is from about 1999-2000
    It's used as my daily commuter hence the rack and mudguard.
    42 x 16 gear ratio
    Nice. I'm working on a commuter meself and I hope mine comes together as well as yours.

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    Vassago Bandersnatch SS

    My first one...
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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    Nice. I'm working on a commuter meself and I hope mine comes together as well as yours.
    Thanks Unmarth.

    This bike has undergone many changes since I first put it together about 1 year ago.

    Until recently, I was using a tensioner but found I was able to bypass the tensioner as the chain fits snuggly around.

    I ride this bike to work where we have great bike facilities (secure cages, lockers, showers) but I'm now putting another SS MTB together using an old-scratched up Cro-Mo Diamond Back frame which I will be locking up at the train station / supermarket.

    Good luck with your project!

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    woops double post!
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    Pimped out kona unit for sale, xtr race face fox

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    my current SS, has XT pedals now!
    Just picked up a new SS today, pics in the works
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    Quote Originally Posted by zippinveedub

    Giant singlespeed's rule

    Mountain bikers who don't road ride have no legs...
    Road riders who don't mountain bike have no soul...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch rides a SS
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    I wanna get an xtc 29er and single speed it Love my bike though

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    mine

    so far so good


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    With some new bars...riding probably the best singletrack in AZ....Black Canyon Trail
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    There are some awesome bikes in this thread. Great for inspiration. Here's mine I recently built up. It's been awesome fun so far. My arms feel like they're going to fall off when i hit some rockier descents, but everywhere else the rigid forks rule. Its my first rigid and ss mtb and i think the gearing (32-16) is pretty good so far. Some of the steeper climbs are a bit of a grind but for the more gradual ones it feels great. Just got these new schwalbes to replace an old set of narrow kenda's. Should make it ride even better
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