Looking for a nice rigid carbon 29'er fork

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tomp
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by tomp

I have a Niner RDO fork and it's great, but I would like a longer axle to crown. Niner is 470mm with a 45mm offset. Can anyone recommend a nice light weight one that is similar, but 480, or 490mm axle to crown?

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limba
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by limba

I think Ritchey is 480. Others I'm too lazy to look up - Syncros, White Brothers, On-One (470), Whisky... probably a few more.

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by UpFromOne

an example of a cheap one, 490mm:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Full-carbon-bic ... 231dfa5f22" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

All price ranges available on ebay, just gotta ask the seller for that spec if it's not advertised.

limba
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by limba

Trigon and Token used to have 26" Ritchey clones, I bet they have a 29" copy.

tomp
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by tomp

I've seen these on ebay. They look nice. Are they safe?

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by hillrider

I use a Trigon carbon fork on my 26",it's going strong for the past 18 months,safe so far.

UpFromOne
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by UpFromOne

Not to say that there are no reports of failures, but I haven't seen any after doing some searches.
I'm about to take delivery of, and beat the hell out of, one of those cheap UD forks with 485mm axle-to-crown.
I'll report back after a couple rides.

FWIW, I would think these cheaper carbon forks are like any other "back-door" manufactured item, they change the layering or shape just a tad, don't label it with the name brand, and ship em over here.

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by 2002maniac

I have used the 485AC chinese fork and it stood up really well. I raced all last season on it and even beat it up on some really rough downhill trails with good results. They are very stiff and responsive.

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Werdna
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by Werdna

Specialized now makes a rigid 29" fork with a tapered steertube (1 1/8" to 1 1/2") called the chisel.
480mm.
http://www.specialized.com/us/en/ftb/co ... rigid-fork

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