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    Best carbon fork for a monkey?

    I like the handling of the stock steel fork, but I'm looking to lighten things up a bit, but at the same time I don't really want quicken the steering up. Heard good things about the 9er, but don't know if I like the aesthetics.

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    Aesthetically, for a KM, one of the forks with a machined crown and straight carbon legs look pretty good. I think anyway...

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    That's what I'm thinking, although I'm not super pumped at the geometry changes a lot of the more tube like forks create. Sigh.

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    Performance wise, I would go Niner. Others I've tried were too flexy (White, Exotic)

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    Quote Originally Posted by captnpenguin View Post
    That's what I'm thinking, although I'm not super pumped at the geometry changes a lot of the more tube like forks create. Sigh.
    The KM fork is 468mm axle to crown with 43mm offset. This Carver carbon fork is 465mm axle to crown with a 42mm offset. I guarantee you won't notice that tiny difference. That was the first one I looked for, I bet others are pretty similar.

    Edit: Here's the link: Bikeman Carver Bikes Rigid Carbon Mountain Fork 465mm

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    I have a Ritchey wcs fork on mine and love the looks and the ride.

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    Best carbon fork for a monkey?

    Get the lightest one you can. I got the Exotic and it rides good, but the weight savings wasn't dramatic.

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    Not sure it would look the best...but the Whiskey No.9 fork is beast. No flex issues with it. I love it on my N9.

    Actually I guess you can disregard...forgot the KM is not with the times and still runs a straight steerer. The Whiskey No.9 is tapered.

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    Best carbon fork for a monkey?-surly_km.jpg
    Quote Originally Posted by phsycle View Post
    ...I would go Niner...
    I love mine.

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    Carbon Lefty.

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    Best carbon fork for a monkey?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nubster View Post
    Not sure it would look the best...but the Whiskey No.9 fork is beast. No flex issues with it. I love it on my N9.

    Actually I guess you can disregard...forgot the KM is not with the times and still runs a straight steerer. The Whiskey No.9 is tapered.
    New one is up with the times.

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