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    Carver XC 490 or Trail 490

    Well my Reba has seen better days. So time for a rigid fork. And I stumbled upon Carver forks. So the 2 forks are their XC 490 or Trail 490.

    Does anyone have any experience with the XC fork?



    a week ago I asked about the boost version, but I have sold that bike. So now looking at stuff for my niner.

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    No experience with the 490, but I rode the crap out of the xc470 for 5 years on my Krampus. Killer fork and amazing customer service from Bikeman/Carver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibike73 View Post
    Well my Reba has seen better days. So time for a rigid fork. And I stumbled upon Carver forks. So the 2 forks are their XC 490 or Trail 490.

    Does anyone have any experience with the XC fork?.
    What bike is it going on? How much do you weigh? What kind of riding do you do?
    Rigid SS 29er
    SS 29+
    Fat Lefty
    SS cyclocross
    Full Sus 29er (Yuck)

    Stop asking how much it weighs and just go ride it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    What bike is it going on? How much do you weigh? What kind of riding do you do?
    2015 Niner Sir9. I am 200lbs. I ride XC, love to climb. I like technical twisty stuff. Live in north west NJ. So lots of rocky tech.

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    I had an XC490 on a grave bike and I loved it. I rode plenty of singletrack with it and it handled everything. Only quirk was some fore-aft flex under hard braking but I think that's pretty normal for rigid forks.
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    OP did you end up getting the Carver XC fork? I'm also interested in some impressions of it, as I would like to upgrade on my Access Chinook.

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