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    New question here. Rank these forks please

    Help me pick between these inexpensive forks...

    Surly 1 X 1
    Dimension Disc specific
    Planet X
    Goods or bads?
    My requirements are: I need to run a 2.4 (or more) up front, and has to be disc specific.
    with steerer tube of at least 8 inches...
    Also, my frame is set up for 80mm and I'm not sure the Dimension is 80 or 100mm corrected.

    Any other suggestions would be welcome! I have to get this rigid fork thing out of my head once and for all and I wanted to try it out with a cheaper fork to see what it's all about.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2big2ride
    Help me pick between these inexpensive forks...

    Surly 1 X 1
    Dimension Disc specific
    Planet X
    Goods or bads?
    My requirements are: I need to run a 2.4 (or more) up front, and has to be disc specific.
    with steerer tube of at least 8 inches...
    Also, my frame is set up for 80mm and I'm not sure the Dimension is 80 or 100mm corrected.

    Any other suggestions would be welcome! I have to get this rigid fork thing out of my head once and for all and I wanted to try it out with a cheaper fork to see what it's all about.

    Thanks
    I've had 1 and 3, and you won't have problems fitting a fat tire in there. Riderx has/had 1 and 2, and he runs/ran 2.4 Motoraptors.
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    Kona P2?

    I'm not sure what the a-c measurement is off the top of my head, but it is inexpensive, available as a disc specific fork and I have a 2.6 tire in mine with room to spare.

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    The Kona Project 2 disc fork is your answer. It's rather inexpensive, light as a feather, corrected to about 80mm, and will swallow a big fat honkin' tire with no problems.

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    Where does one purchase such a fork?

    Is it Steel?
    How much is "inexpensive"?

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    Steel. 410mm (axle to crown). 60 bones at bikeman.com

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    P2 Disc at www.bikeco.com (nm)

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    What's the problem? The fork does come with disc mounts. There is a v-brake version and a disc version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2big2ride
    I need DISC mounts!
    http://216.119.92.126/Merchant2/merc...egory_Code=FK2

    baker

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    Where did you see the 100mm corrected Dimension? Even the 410mm IMO is shorter than most 80mm forks after sag. Mine is around 1100g, rock hard and probably bombproof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpinWheelz
    The Kona Project 2 disc fork is your answer. It's rather inexpensive, light as a feather, corrected to about 80mm, and will swallow a big fat honkin' tire with no problems.
    Light as a feather? I think not. Kona claims 760gm or so, but having weighed one (uncut, v-brake) I can say it's alot closer to 1000gm. I guess it's all relative.

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    Aw crap..

    I need DISC mounts!

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    Was that on the triple butted or the standard version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2big2ride
    I need DISC mounts!
    Surly. It fits your needs, 80mm corrected and bomb proof.
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    Surly 1x1 replacing an 80mm fork. With a fat tire, the geometry is unchanged. Ran a maxxis mobster 2.7 - really 2.5 - no problem. Currently have a continental Deisal 2.5 - really 2.4. Well made, easy to install, no worries. Surly answered all my emails quickly before I bought.

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