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    Rigid fork options...

    I'm looking to replace my Noleen Mega-Air (superb fork btw!) with a suspension corrected (80mm) rigid fork.

    I'm hoping I can find something reasonably light weight (800g or less), disc only, and hopefully relatively inexpensive.

    I was looking for a Pace RC fork but doubt I can really afford it or justify the cost if I could.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks and happy riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manitou
    I'm looking to replace my Noleen Mega-Air (superb fork btw!) with a suspension corrected (80mm) rigid fork.

    I'm hoping I can find something reasonably light weight (800g or less), disc only, and hopefully relatively inexpensive.

    I was looking for a Pace RC fork but doubt I can really afford it or justify the cost if I could.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks and happy riding.


    Dimension, Surly, Kona, Spicer, Kelly, Vicious, IF, ti (On One, Sibex, Spicer).
    Weight is usually inversely proportional to cost.

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    bianchi

    I got a bianchi disc only fork for $10 at a swap meet. Not sure how much they are new, probably 60-70. However, I love mine and since I will only be running discs at this time, it works out great.

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    Where to buy?

    All of the online retailers I find only sell suspension forks.. Any idea where online I could find a retailer that sells rigid forks and will ship Canada?

    Thanks alot for the quick response guys!

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    webcyclery.com

    good selection

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    Buy Canadian and go with the Kona Project 2 fork. You can get it as disc-only, it weighs nothing, rides like butter for a rigid fork and I'm sure you'll have no trouble finding one online or off.

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    I got my Kona P2 from www.bikeco.com (http://216.119.92.126/Merchant2/merc...egory_Code=FK2). Hokey site, but good service. If you want the Kona, its worth asking if they'll ship to Canada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manitou
    I'm looking to replace my Noleen Mega-Air (superb fork btw!) with a suspension corrected (80mm) rigid fork.

    I'm hoping I can find something reasonably light weight (800g or less), disc only, and hopefully relatively inexpensive.

    I was looking for a Pace RC fork but doubt I can really afford it or justify the cost if I could.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks and happy riding.


    Try www.misfitcycles.com.
    They have a sweet rigid aluminum blade fork for $100.00 canadian.
    I have one on my Soma & it`s a nice ride . Stiff but to too harsh.

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    Thanks for all the advice guys! Time to go shopping

    Happy riding...

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    Not my experience

    Bikeco didn't provide me good service. I ordered a Kona P2 fork from them (online) and after two unanswered email inquiries and after waiting a week or so for the fork, I called them to see what was going on. The guy on the phone said the fork was not in stock and would arrive in another 7 - 10 days and then they would ship to me. I got the distinct impression that the order "fell through the cracks" and they were going to order the fork as a result of my call.

    I cancelled the order and picked up a P2 on ebay.

    If you order from Bikeco do it on the phone and ask if the item is in stock.

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    check out this page. Good prices and great service. Whenever I've ordered from them I've had the product within 4 days.

    http://www.bikemannetwork.com/biking/c/COMPFKMTNR

    and if you don't find what you need, they can get it.
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    i sound like a broken record when it comes to the kona p2 fork, but i'll say it again and again: it's impossible to beat. for the price, you get a lightweight fork that isn't too stiff. i really wouldn't recommend any other fork on the market in that price range.

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    You're right, it doesn't appear that I can go wrong with the P2 for the price so I'll likely go that way. Does anyone have an actual weight for a current disc only model?

    Thanks!

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    Another thumbs up for the Kona P2. Except for high end forks over $200 (Vicious, IF, Kelly, Waltworks, etc.) it's probably one of the nicest forks you can get. Triple butted, under 2 pounds, rides great, and is a really good looking fork. Bikeman always has them on the "Dirty 30" list for $60. I love mine.

    www.bikeman.com

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