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    Fork question. Niner carbon or RS Pike.

    I've been noodling about a Fandango tandem, and the fork is one of my questions.

    Anyone have any experience with a carbon rigid fork on a tandem? The Niner RDO has a 15mm thru axle and a theoretical "no rider limit". I'm sure the forces of a tandem are different than a normal bike with a 300lb rider, but are they THAT much different? I shot them an email, but I'm expecting a "no tandems" response.

    If we were to go with a suspension fork, I would think a RS Pike would be a good choice. I don't see many threads about that. Is that because of the price? It's a bomber fork on my enduro bike and it's put up with some amazing hits. The kind of riding we do on a tandem would probably put up less force With the dual position Pike, I can run 120mm, so the travel isn't an issue.

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    There's a thread here that talks about the Pike....................ECDM Geometry

    If you have any specific questions, I may be able to answer them as I have the Pike fitted.

    You can get the Pike travel reduced by replacing the air shaft, so there's no need to go for the more expensive duel height fork.

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