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    Titanium forks.

    It seems odd to me that with so many titanium frames being made that there is not a similar choice in rigid titanium forks.

    Just about every rigid Ti bike I have seen is matched with a carbon fork.

    So where are the Ti fork manufacturers?

    If Ti is not good enough for the forks, then why are we using it for frames?

    (Speaking as a man with a Ti framed bike with carbon forks )
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    Jeff Jones and Black Sheep

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    Black Sheep. James did a titanium fork for my Independent Fabrication Titanium Crown Jewel. There's quite a bit of wait time, but well worth it.

    Why stop at the titanium fork, though?! Gotta get a titanium stem and seat post to match.

    I gather the price point of titanium forks prevents it from being a more popular option.











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    I'm gonna risk it...

    I have a rare 1" steering tube straight-leg Spicer titanium fork. Some riders have had failures of Spicer forks, but mine has been great over the last few years. I don't think Gene Spicer makes them anymore.

    There are ti forks available on fleabay made in the far east (MOSSO, TACC).

    JMJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdman
    I don't think Gene Spicer makes them anymore.
    I don't think Gene Spicer ever made them. IIRC, they were imported from China.

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    Only 4 for sale on eBay at the moment, but a zillion carbon forks. Looks like it is mainly a custom built niche.

    Shame, they look really pretty all polished up.

    Nice bike misterdangerpants
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    black sheep!!
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    Surprised some of yall don't have the Ti King headset!

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    I was going to, but not sure if i like silver or polished on Ti.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peacefrog
    Surprised some of yall don't have the Ti King headset!
    It's heavier than the regular headset

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