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    Max tire size for Spicer and On-One Ti forks?

    I have made up my mind that I am getting a Ti fork from one of the above companies. The only question that I have not gotten a solid answer for is the max. tire size. I am currently running a Weirwolf 2.5, but am thinking about going bigger to a Timberwolf 2.7. Will these tires fit in the above forks? Maybe I don't need to get the 2.7 if the Ti fork is more compliant than my current steel fork, maybe not. BTW, it will be disc only, if that matters.

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    I ran a Hutchinson Octopuss 2.3 on mine with tons of room (and that's a wide tire for a 2.3) I don't have my Spicer Ti fork anymore but I wouldn't sweat running 2.5 tires in it - a 2.7 should fit also but it also has to do with rim with right? That will somewhat control the outer size of the tire (narrow rim keeps tire narrower and a wider rim lets it get wider... I think.... works that way with car tirees anyway). But I mainy ran 2.0 tires on it and the fork will make a HUGE difference alone in its ride... I'll say this... my Spicer with 2.0 Pythons was more 'compliant' than the Surly Karate Money I had (with Surly fork) and a WTB 2.1 by a TON.

    I wouldn't sweat running a wider tire if you're going to a Ti fork - it by itself will make a huge difference.

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    I ran a Weirwolf 2.5 on a Spicer Ti disc only until putting a squishy fork on last weekend and it fit with plenty of room to spare. Want to buy a used one?

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    2.7 Maxxis Mobster fits

    on a Rhynolite XL rim. In other words FAT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allroy
    on a Rhynolite XL rim. In other words FAT!
    On a Spicer or an On-one?

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    I finally got responses from both companies and here are the results: The On-one fork will take a 2.8 tire and weighs about 2 lbs. The Spicer will take a 2.5, but probably not a 2.7, and weighs about 1.3lbs. Both forks are about $325. Athother tid-bit I did not know: When the Spicer forks were beefed up after some failures, the only parts that where made thicker were the 2 parts that connect the steerer to the legs, not the whole legs. The wall thickness was changed from .9 to 1.5. Although I have not heard of any failures of any of the newer forks. It sounds like the On-one is a stronger fork, as I would expect from Brant! I have also had an offer to buy a used Spicer. Now I really don't know what to do!

    Mark

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