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    Rigid fork advice for 2013 El Mariachi?

    I've been able to get my hands on a NOS 2013 El Mariachi and I am hoping to get some advice on what fork to run. I'd like a carbon fork, and want something that will make the bike a bit more maneuverable (as opposed to stable). I have a line on a Specialized Chisel for a decent price (480 a-c, 47 mm offset), and currently have an old Bontrager Switchblade (468 a-c, 39 mm offset, but relatively heavy) that I could use.

    Any advice as to which would be better, or what other forks I should consider? Thanks in advance!
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    Look at Niner's fork. Might even sell mine if you like orange!
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    Whisky 7 or Whisky 9 fork have a 45mm offset, and I really like it on my Selma. Allows a quick turn-in but feels stable over roots and rocks.
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    I like the Niner fork, but I was hoping to avoid their rather hefty price tag, and used ones seem hard to find.

    An orange fork on a black frame with green highlights? I'm having trouble imagining that...

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    I saw those after I'd posted. They look great, and I particularly like the 7, as it's not thru-axle. Hard to find though, and pricey. The geometry is tempting though -- thanks!

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