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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 8:14 pm 
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I'm currently getting a 29" Castellano Silk-Ti built and am looking for a lightweight fork.
I've got it narrowed down to a 2016 Fox 32 FIT4 100mm, a regular DT Swiss 29' OPM ODL 100mm, or the Carbon DT Swiss 29' OPM ODL 100mm fork.

I'm leaning toward the new Carbon DT Swiss 29' ODL 100mm fork - I've seen it on the scale at 1458g with TA. - 200g+ savings over the Regular fork.
There's appears to be about a 25% price markup for the Carbon over the Regular OPM fork,

Anybody out there have any experiences with the DT Dwiss OPM ODL 29" Forks?

BTW - I weigh 185 pounds (84 kgs) and plan to do mostly technical singletrack XC riding on it -I ride mostly in the Demo Forest in Santa Cruz CA USA....

Thanks!


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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 10:47 am 
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29inches has a good review of the standard OPM 29 fork:

http://twentynineinches.com/2014/10/14/ ... pressions/

I've got the older 'Twin Shot' fork and I'm impressed with the stiffness-weight ratio. Also build quality is first rate.


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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 8:30 pm 
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Thanks. I've seen nothing but good reviews on DT Swiss forks and DT Swiss products. I'm going to pull the trigger and order the Carbon DT Swiss 29' ODL 100mm fork.....


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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 7:38 am 
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I have 650b version, this is smoothest fork I have ridden in terms of small bump compliance (have had both single and dual air sids, rct3 and fox kashima on 29er's before). At first I had problems with lockout which barely locked, but it was replaced under warranty and now is working flawless.


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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 9:44 am 
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I had a DT Swiss xmm a few years back and they were the best fork I ever owned, would not hesitate to buy another DT Swiss forks


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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 2:57 am 
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Thanks everyone. I just ordered the DT Swiss Carbon ODL 100mm from Starbike!
BTW - no such thing as a spontaneous purchase when you're an Engineer - Definitely a curse!....


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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 6:12 pm 
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Do you known what's the current delivery date for the carbon dt swiss fork?


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 6:46 pm 
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He said possibly August or September


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 4:00 am 
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Do these forks lockout at the bottom of the travel?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:32 pm 
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Fingers crossed on getting my fork in September. They now have the Race and Team models (with a price increase). Not sure if they have shipped any of the previously list Carbon Steerer models to any Retailers. Hopefully DT Swiss is working out any bugs or issue before they ship.......


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 1:23 am 
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I'm riding a 120mm OPM ODL on my new Yeti ASRc.

It's awesome. My only gripe is trying to track down a remote that will work with the Fox Fload DPS. It's great in the 'Drive' setting, but if you put it in the Open mode, it's fantastic going down. Obviously, not as much support then, thus my desire to be able to switch back and forth. I don't think I'll ever lock the fork out, though, to be honest.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 3:45 pm 
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how is the Castellano going ?
im very curios, is this frame made by steve pots? i think i read somewhere that he was building a batch


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:56 pm 
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Great fork, in my opinion the best for XC available now on market. Light, stiff, very versatile and the most important - perfect damping for today's courses, it allows for low speed compression adjusment what's very useful. It's way ahead of fox and rockshox.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 4:45 am 
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kolarzyk wrote:
Great fork, in my opinion the best for XC available now on market. Light, stiff, very versatile and the most important - perfect damping for today's courses, it allows for low speed compression adjusment what's very useful. It's way ahead of fox and rockshox.


I agree completely.

Much better than the Fox Fit4 I tried, and much better than my RS SID RCT3 and SID Brain.


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