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 Post subject: 26" MTB rigid fork
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:29 pm 
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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


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 Post subject: Re: 26" MTB rigid fork
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:31 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: 26" MTB rigid fork
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 Post subject: Re: 26" MTB rigid fork
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:44 pm 
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Thanks, nice job on the Scott!


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 Post subject: Re: 26" MTB rigid fork
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:53 pm 
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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


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 Post subject: Re: 26" MTB rigid fork
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:03 am 
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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


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 Post subject: Re: 26" MTB rigid fork
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:50 am 
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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


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 Post subject: Re: 26" MTB rigid fork
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:43 am 
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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.

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 Post subject: Re: 26" MTB rigid fork
PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:23 am 
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I run a Picasia carbon 26er fork from ebay. A little less cost than Trigon, and lighter.


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 Post subject: Re: 26" MTB rigid fork
PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:56 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: 26" MTB rigid fork
PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:21 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: 26" MTB rigid fork
PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:52 pm 
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Wow good job! looks amazing as well!

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