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    29 or 27.5 rigid fork for Kona Big Honzo

    I need advice. I want to run rigid with a 3" tire once the snow starts flying. Currently the bike is spec'd with a 120mm Yari and can be run as 29 or 27.5+. How do I narrow down the fork choices? Should I be looking at a 27.5 fork or 29" if I want to run a 3" tire? Recommendations??
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    Kona lists the fork length as 530mm with 120mm of travel. 80% of 120mm is 96mm. So sag is 24mm. Sagged fork length is 506mm, so you want a rigid fork around 500mm long (which is really long for a rigid, but they are getting closer).

    Niners carbon and steel boost forks are 490mm
    Carver does an XC and Trail carbon fork at 490mm
    Voodoo used to do a 500mm, don't think they do anymore
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    Order a marin pine mountain 1 fork. That should be exactly what your looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by party_wagon View Post
    Order a marin pine mountain 1 fork. That should be exactly what your looking for.
    Those forks were recalled, and I don't think they were every avail as fork only.
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    so a niner fork at 490 but with a 3.0 tire should put the bike around where it needs to be for basic riding and some snow trails?
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    I stopped in at the Hub Bike Shop yesterday in Minneapolis (good folks) and asked them about the Krampus fork. The guy helping me said the krampus fork will work with a FSA reducer hd8527 or hd8528. I think Id rather run this because it would offer more storage options in case I try some longer bikepacking trips. Is this safe for my headtube or will running a straight steerer in a tapered head tube be damaging? I would like to reinstall my Yari in the spring.


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