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    I would stick with the rigid! Really not worth it especially if you ride primarily on paved roads.

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    Good to know, thank you.

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    I'm new to the mountain bike scene, I have a mongoose Vinson and I'm trying to get a cheap fork. Looking at an XCT for 70 bucks. Anyone running those on a fat tire? Do they fit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by medicbobs View Post
    I'm new to the mountain bike scene, I have a mongoose Vinson and I'm trying to get a cheap fork. Looking at an XCT for 70 bucks. Anyone running those on a fat tire? Do they fit?
    No, they do not fit. They are made for a 100mm wide front axle and your bike has a 135mm axle. Suspension forks for fat bikes typically have a 150mm front spacing.

    I would say to enjoy your bike with a rigid fork.

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    Air Fork

    Quote Originally Posted by medicbobs View Post
    I'm new to the mountain bike scene, I have a mongoose Vinson and I'm trying to get a cheap fork. Looking at an XCT for 70 bucks. Anyone running those on a fat tire? Do they fit?
    This site sells an air suspension fork that works for fat bikes. Fat bike forks suspension forks will be a little heavy unless you pay big bucks. https://boltonebikes.com/

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    I have read a lot of posts on here, and something I have been thinking off, since I want a cheap suspension fork as well is this: Use 100cc or 200cc motorcycle fork tubes and find a way to mount them because I'd rather have more weight, then some generic alibaba/aliexpress/ebay fork that I wouldnt trust. Not sure how much extra weight would be, but fatties are just cruisers anyway.

    Another idea:
    Find or fabricate a springer fork. Its a fat bike so its not like weight is a thing when casually cruising the beach, bush or snow. The springs I'd use for a build like that would be rear suspension bicycle springs because they are everywhere!

    Yet another idea:
    Take a good regular suspension fork, and widen it. Then you could get the cheapest XCT, take all the internals out, and find a way to widen it. Or get a bit better fork like an XCM or XCR. Or Rockshox 30 Silver TK, Recon RL. But then your reaching into the territory, price wise of just buying a fat susp fork.

    Apart from that, I would stay well away from the generic's sold online, unless someone found a particular fork that was an outright counterfeit of a brand name fork. Which is done all the time over-sea's. Its just the norm over there, entire stores are copied!

    I have heard of DNM before, but never paid much attention, from the looks of things, copying and pasting from DNM's website of fork models to ebay, $400 is the cheapest I saw, but maybe there is a fork someone is selling used.

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