is a Ti fork a good option
and what are the Ti fork options?
I don't really want to break another fork,ever!
so is ti risky?
what is the longevity
are they as strong,stronger or weaker than a similiar designed steel fork.
If you have a picture that would be cool to see them.
I've been inside too long.
After seeing your last fork I am thinking a surly instigator fork or planet X jumping fork is in line for you.
I have ridden a TI morati cross fork on a cross rig. It was a bit flexy but very compliant. On the mountian side I can't give you any first hand info. On-One has one that looks nice and I hear they hold up well. Good luck.
another, possibly better option.....
somewhere in there is the link to purchasing a kona p2 fork. not a lot of money, and is a great fork! it'll compare quite favourably to your old ritchey. very nice riding/handling. and lots of big tire room, if you so desire.
the pics i've seen of several broken ti forks have unnerved me from buying one. even after hearing the problems with them have been supposedly fixed.
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KgB... It may not seem like it right now as you're dressing your wounds, but you got lucky once. Please buy something with a proven track record. Your SS brethren & sistern don't want to lose you any more than you want to suffer another fork failure.
Originally Posted by KgB
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if i had just scraped off 60% of my face after a catastrophic fork failure, i'd be looking at something you KNOW is sturdy, not something you're wondering is going to hold up...?
must be the vicodin talking.
on-one steel looks nice, solid, 100mm corrected and not too much $$$.
yeah, man, if it had been my face in those pics ... i'd be asking "where's the beef?" in terms of forks ... which in my vaguely-informed opinion, would mean not so much on the ti.
while i have a sherman on the front of my planet x now, i can tell you their steel forks can take it ... 2 length options as well, if memory serves.
The on-one ti fork is burly enough for fairly serious riding but still bendy enough to be noticably more comfortable than steel.
I picked up and installed a Spicer Ti Disc fork this winter and when I bought it Gene pointed out that its for light-duty XC and road use only. His warning plus your recent pics leaves me a bit worried from time to time, but I'm pretty light on parts. Supposedly the Manitou Mars C broke easily, but the one on my hardtail is 4 years old and going strong.
Very sorry to hear about your busted up fork.... and face.
My two cents... even though I admittedly don't run a rigid fork....
I wouldn't trust the Xacd/Spicer/Aerolite/On-One forks... too many broken ones reported these boards including one used by a 125 pound rider. On-One does they claim spec thicker wall tubes on theirs... so maybe.
I'd say go with something that's been tested and has a (good) reputation - Vicious or IF.... ooh, a Potts.
is the on one the same as the airborne?
it looks the same to me
Originally Posted by AndyArmstrong
I've been inside too long.
you could get some one to build you a custom fork with some thick tubing. Teasdale is building me one. from his site:
"TET Steel Forks
1" or 1 1/8" steerer, threaded or ahead, choice of unicrown or investment cast crown construction.
Built to match your frame, chosen wheel size and type of brake
single eye, double eye, low rider mounts, straight or curve bladed
$125 with a frame
$175 with out"
or any one of the hundreds of quality frame builders
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