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    Ritchey carbon mountain fork

    Any idea when that light thing is being released, and for how much?

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    You can buy it now

    Quote Originally Posted by donkekus
    Any idea when that light thing is being released, and for how much?
    I called Ritchey about 10 days ago. The fork can be ordered now by your LBS according to them.
    The MSRP is $495.... Gulp!
    Perhaps it will soon be for sale for under $400.

    It seems to have a different shape compared to the other mtb carbon forks.
    You could buy one, spray it a boring flat black color and it would look like some cheap steel fork except it would only weigh about 1.1 pounds.
    A "sleeper" fork.

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    I am all about "sleeper" anything! Already have a 2.8lb VooDoo Sobo flat black with only the head tube guy and am looking for the right fork.

    But, $495 is steep! More expensive than a Black Sheep custom Ti... Hrmm...

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    is this a suspension fork? I like ritchey stuff...

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    no its a rigid carbon fork....

    any chance they'll make a 1" steerer version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhsavery
    no its a rigid carbon fork....

    any chance they'll make a 1" steerer version?
    Somehow I highly doubt it, but PACE does... or did.

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    I've got an RC31 if youre interested . Dude, shoot me an email, Ive gotta ask you some things.
    Herro prease

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    I have a couple of parts in the mail, arriving in the next few days. It will completely change the front end of my stock Paramount PDG90. Nashbar Carbon MTB fork, Race Face Next handlebars, Race Face Deus stem, and a Cane Creek S-8 headset that I got for only $35. This whole setup cost about half as much as your Ritchey fork, and will likely be comparable in performance/weight savings.

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    In a few months the Ritchey fork may be discounted a bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Dwayne Johanho
    I have a couple of parts in the mail, arriving in the next few days. It will completely change the front end of my stock Paramount PDG90. Nashbar Carbon MTB fork, Race Face Next handlebars, Race Face Deus stem, and a Cane Creek S-8 headset that I got for only $35. This whole setup cost about half as much as your Ritchey fork, and will likely be comparable in performance/weight savings.
    Well, your setup is certainly cheaper, but the extra weight loss from the Ritchey is about in the $1.00 per gram area, so not abnormal.
    I think the Ritchey weighs about 360 grams less but costs about that much more.
    Much of the extra weight loss comes from it being all carbon.

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    Even the steerer tube is carbon on the Ritchey? Not quite sure if that is the best of places to have carbon, but then again I'm no expert. The Nashbar is 878 grams, so youre saying ~500 for the Ritchey? Anyways I am doing this not only to save weight but to fit the bike better. The Paramount already flies on singletrack (and road with the original wheelset/slicks on) and after these mods it will be one hell of a performer. The bike already looks like a freak; it will look like a monster when I'm done with it.

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