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    Anyone running rigid forks on an ARC c?

    Thinking about picking up a carbon fork in spring to run on my ARC c. Most placed I ride my hardtail at I think suspension isn't completely necessary. Looking for something with an A2C around 490mm to keep it close to my 100mm RS Sid fork. It also needs to be 15mm through axle compatible. What options are available aside from the Niner (470mm A2C)? Looking for something around 600g in order to knock a couple lbs off
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    Not exactly what you are looking for, but I have an ARC carbon, and I have a Whisky No. 9 carbon fork but it's on my ss Vassago Verhauen. With a 2.4 Mountain King @ 18psi the Whisky fork is a sweet ride and smooths out enough of the bumps 99% of the time. I would love to try it on the ARC along with my lighter ss wheelset just to see how it feels 3 lbs. lighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithcreek View Post
    Not exactly what you are looking for, but I have an ARC carbon, and I have a Whisky No. 9 carbon fork but it's on my ss Vassago Verhauen. With a 2.4 Mountain King @ 18psi the Whisky fork is a sweet ride and smooths out enough of the bumps 99% of the time. I would love to try it on the ARC along with my lighter ss wheelset just to see how it feels 3 lbs. lighter.
    Looks like a great fork but A2c is only 367mm? $600 too damn! Anyone rode the Carver Trail fork?
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    Anyone running rigid forks on an ARC c?

    Quote Originally Posted by Streetdoctor View Post
    Looks like a great fork but A2c is only 367mm? $600 too damn! Anyone rode the Carver Trail fork?
    There are three versions of the No.9 fork: road, cross and mountain.

    The mountain is the only one a 2.4 tire will fit in, with a 480mm A-C.
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    Yup, and the No. 9 will fit a Knard on a rabbit hole, but somehow I just don't picture that on the ARC. I agree $600 is a lot, don't think I would pay that. I paid $400 for the fork and Cane Creek 40 headset in a package deal when I bought the Verhauen frame. The No. 7 is cheaper, a little lighter, same AC, and runs normal size tires but doesn't have the TA you want.

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    Boy their fork naming is confusing!
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