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    rigid fork recomendations

    Trying to build up a new el mariachi and im debating what fork to put on it. Should I purchase the matching one or is there a better option out there? I was thinking of the enabler but then i would have to purchase a new hub for my front wheel correct? I dont have a ton of cash so im trying to keep it under 200.

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    get the matching fork. is nice.

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    Vicious Cycles - Forks

    Viscious is damn nice.

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    I love matching color fork/frame, I would go that way unless I knew I wanted a fat front (then get the enabler).

    P.S. I love my fat front.

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    I thought people ride their bikes to get rid of their fat fronts???
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    these look the same as surly and surlys cheaper

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    Either the Cromoto Grande or a Fargo fork. The Fargo has the same dimensions as the CG, but has bottle mounts. Had I known this, I would have gone with the Fargo fork. A dude on here has it on his El Mar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwh4130 View Post
    Vicious Cycles - Forks

    Viscious is damn nice.
    How are the newer Vicious Cycles forks for tire clearance with something like a Pararacer Rampage? I have a Vicious Cycles fork on my 26" SS that I built seven or so years ago and anything over 2.1" actual tire width is a tight squeeze.

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    if i did go with the enabler how hard would it be to swap out hubs?

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    You can go with a Voodoo Zombie 500 (if you can find one)... it might be tall (500mm ac) for your El Mar, but it can fit a Larry mounted on an Alex dm24 or similar mid/wide rim, with standard hub. Google the Voodoo blog for pics.

    I'll probably try it out when funds become available for a front Larry setup.

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    cromoto grande is the OE matching fork.

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    Waltworks. Walt can build it to your specs and color. Waltworks Bicycles: Fork FAQ
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    If it were my coin paying, I'd probably get a Salsa fork, it's what it was designed for. If it's your money I'm spending I'd go with some sort of custom, Black Sheep Bikes • Custom built in Fort Collins, Colorado makes some pretty swanky titanium (or steel, if it's my money) forks that would compliment your ride nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeamAlchemist View Post
    Waltworks. Walt can build it to your specs and color. Waltworks Bicycles: Fork FAQ
    +1 for the Waltworks. Walt made me a fork that I mounted a Large Marge Lite/Husker Du on my 1st gen Fargo. It really rides like a dream.

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    I've been looking for a steel fork for my Vassago Jabberwocky. The new Niner steel, Vassago Odis, and Salsa CroMoto are withing 3mm of each other AtoC they also have the same rake of 45. Given the similarities is hard to imagine that the Niner or Odis riding characteristics can overcome the $60-$80 price diference above the Salsa.
    If anyone has riding experience on any of these I'd welcome their observations
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    Quote Originally Posted by TeamAlchemist View Post
    Waltworks. Walt can build it to your specs and color. Waltworks Bicycles: Fork FAQ
    +2. I can barely tell I am running a rigid fork on my Waltworks frame/fork set-up. Super smooth. Ask CB2, he will tell ya!
    Thanks to www.weavercycleworks.com for my awesome bike frames!

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    Go with the matching fork. The price and clean look can't be beat. If money is no object I love the Niner carbon fork.

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    any thoughts on the fargo v2 fork? i like the idea of fork mounted water bottles.

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    I like the Vicious, I'm Using a Big Betty Upfront on my Indy Fab.
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    carboncycles.cc......aluminum and carbon rigid forks. exotic is the brand. I have the aluminum version, I will give it a thumbs up.
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