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    Least expensive quality rigid fork?

    My EMD is currently packed with all the goodies(King at all bearing points, XO, Maverick, Thomson, Salsa...) but I ride my Niner less and less and feel I need to steal the parts off it to throw at another frame.

    However, I feel converting the Niner to a single speed rigid would be a ton of fun for my winter slop bike. I have a somewhat limited budget for this project so cost is important. I have no experience in rigid forks other than riding a stock Haro Mary for a while which was just fine.

    What would you folks suggest as an inexpensive rigid fork?
    I've debated carbon, and I would like to go that route next spring so suggestions on a lesser expensive price carbon fork would be fantastic too.

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    I wouldn't buy "cheap" carbon. Blow your money on something awesome (carbon Niner) or stick with Salsa steel.

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    You could probably find a good deal on a used Redline fork as well. Those seem to pop up dirt cheap.
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    Salsa Chromoto Grande and Vassago ODIS forks seem to get pretty good reviews.

    Check the classifieds for exceptional deals as well.

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    I'm running the Voodoo fork in the 470mm with very good results on my monocog 29er. It is a little softer on the trail and quicker in the turns IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy
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    +1 these go for $59 new, if i remember correctly.

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    Carver 29er Carbon fork at Bikeman. Same basic fork as a White Bros, $189 when I got mine. Decent price for quality Carbon.

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    I think I got my steel Kona fork for somewhere near $70.

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