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    Whats up with the Enabler fork?

    So I have been thinking about picking up an enabler fork to make a half fattie, but everyone is out of stock on the enabler fork, even salsa. Anyone know whats going on with it? Hoping its not being discontinued..

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    The axle to crown length (468mm) makes it somewhat obsolete. I'd bet they discontinued it.

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    The Ogre and Grande are 468. I actually have an Enabler on my Ogre with a 29er tire but did do a fat front for a while.

    There is a guy locally here in MN selling a Enabler for $50.
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    I bet they keep the Grande around to keep old Fargos going, at least for a the next couple years. Enabler serves no such purpose, as it would be an augmentation/upgrade, and becomes obsolete as it won't "work" on any current models.

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    How is it obsolete? Seems to me it fits a rather large niche..

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    A lot of salsa bike are hitting the 483 A to C on their forks now vs the old 468.

    I do not actually like this much that rigid forks are getting taller and taller. Which puts the bikes out slacker and slacker and the TT steeper and steeper, which means the triangles fit less (framebag).

    The only option left I think is going to be a ICT 135 fork which is 483.

    Lastly, the ECR fork is also 468.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottg07 View Post
    How is it obsolete? Seems to me it fits a rather large niche..
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    becomes obsolete as it won't "work" on any current models.
    I don't have the sales figures, but considering how many I have seen in the wild I don't think it was more then a niche offering to begin with.

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    I guess, but considering how many of us probably have a standard rear hub lying around, to pick up a rim and an enabler - voila half fat. Maybe that idea isnt that attractive to as many people as I thought though

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    I agree with that. I basically took a SS wheel I had been using for many years (Paul WORD disc laced to Flow) and moved it to the front of my ogre. The hub is about as solid as it gets and didn't want to get ride of it, plus now I have options to run a fat front again if I so choose.

    This fork will go the way of the dodo I am sure which is too bad. Everyone wants all these drop out options now on a fatty (150) and a standard of a 100mm fork on a 29er, just leaves no place for it.

    Oh well, I will keep mine until one of us dies.
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