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    Rigid fork to replace my 80mm Fox fork 29er

    I'm looking at a Carver carbon fork to replace the Fox fork on my 2009 Kona King Kahuna (KONA 2009 - King Kahuna)

    It says the fork length is 488mm - would that be exactly the same as the A to C length? Only Carver I found in stock is 465mm A to C so I suspect it is a bit short, though advertised as a 80mm suspension fork replacement. I also assume 1 1/8 straight steerer tube as well.

    Carver also makes a 490mm - the longest fork it makes.

    Thoughts?

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    The typical replacement for an 80mm travel 29er sus fork is indeed 465mm.

    The 485~490mm long forks are to replace a 100mm travel fork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seat_boy View Post
    The typical replacement for an 80mm travel 29er sus fork is indeed 465mm.

    The 485~490mm long forks are to replace a 100mm travel fork.
    ^ agreed. I have a 465mm Carver fork for my 2011 Kona Unit, 80mm suspension corrected.

    That said you could probably run the taller fork and slack it out a bit, but I'd want to know how much BB drop that bike has before doing that. Raising the front end too much could make the front light on steep climbs.
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    Stop asking how much it weighs and just go ride it.

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    If you can run a tapered steerer, I highly recommend the Carver XC470 (470 mm A:C). I ran this on my Krampus, which was spec’d with a 483 mm fork, and it was amazing.




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