26" MTB rigid fork

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wlwoodruff
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by wlwoodruff

I have a 26" Klein Pulse w/suspension fork. I'm not doing technical stuff, so I really don't need the suspension. I want to get a light rigid fork as a replacement.

Suggestions?

WLW

mischastone
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by mischastone

Hi wlwoodruff, how about a rithey carbon wcs. Around 380gr. I am using it on both my bikes and its doing its job very well on the road.

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Or a DT Swiss XRR 455

Also very nice and light around 460gr.

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wlwoodruff
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by wlwoodruff

Thanks, nice job on the Scott!

mischastone
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by mischastone

Thanks mate. It's getting lighter and lighter since over 4 years now. Started at around 9kg. 6620gr on the first 2 pics. Around 7 on the second. 6225gr by now :P

Jaker
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by Jaker

I don't know how much those Ritchey or DT forks are, but the Trigon on Ebay is about $200 and looks suspiciously like that Ritchey one. I've had 2 Trigons in operation for 10+ years with no issues whatsoever.

One of these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/U-Z-BIKE-NEW-TR ... xySqpR5-oI

And one of these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/U-Z-BIKE-NEW-TR ... xy~g5RtwCo

mischastone
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by mischastone

Afk the trigon is a little heavier, 420 or so. The Ritchey is also around 200 on ebay. The Dt swiss can be 250€.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ritchey-carbon- ... Swo4pYmFPH

TheRookie
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by TheRookie

I don't know what your budget is, or what sort of riding you will be doing.

While both a lot heavier than the above options I'd add two more
1/ Mosso aluminium fork, circa 700g with cut steerer, gives a good ride on rough roads and trails but isn't stiff enough for more full on riding where it allows the front wheel to go its own way, can be found at very reasonable prices (circa £55/US$80)
2/ Exotic carbon good and stiff for proper MTBing, less forgiving, circa £110, similar weight to the Mosso.
Impoverished weight weenie wanna-be!
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UpFromOne
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by UpFromOne

I run a Picasia carbon 26er fork from ebay. A little less cost than Trigon, and lighter.

Feex
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by Feex

I've had Exotic carbon forks on a couple of bikes for around 6 years now and they've been solid. Weight was around 760g from memory. I'm actually gonna swap them for some SID's that I've had custom sprayed so if you're interested I'll probably sell these

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Tirider
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by Tirider

Surprised no Ti forks on here. Have a rigid rockbros ti fork on my GT lightning , so smooth and fast , I ride in the city tho , so no crazy stresses like trail riding. Forgot the diff types of forks (unicrown , etc) but I want one of those rare kona ti forks. But I'll just prob go with a similar design from another fabricator

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thelifeofapanca
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by thelifeofapanca

Wow good job! looks amazing as well!

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