lightest 29er suspension fork

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Dennis
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What is the lightest 29er suspension forks? I would need a tapered with qr15. I have seen very different claimed weights. Fox claims 1540 gram. Is this a real weight!
I am most disapointed in the Magura ts8 claimed weight at over 1700 gram. Always loved Magura forks.

O, I don't want a Lefty! Been there. They need to improve durability to compete with other forks.

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by slim83

My friend recently got the newest fox top of the line 29er with taper and 15mm. Uncut without the axle it came in at 1524g on his scale. So I would say with axle it will be closer to 1600g.

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by Martin.F

The sid WC XX is pretty light. 1565g with uncut steerer, including stock axle (72g). Swap the axle for a tune at 43g and cut the steerer and you're looking at 1480g or so.

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The SID World Cup with the carbon crown/steer tube is IIRC 1465.
For certain parts stiffer is more important than lighter.

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The German.A Kilo 29er fork is probably the lightest suspension fork at 1.212kg.

After that you're probably looking at a Lefty
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by aspms

For lefty weight you should count in PM adapter (if using 160mm rotor) and steerer

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by vfb

My sid worldcup brain was 1490 with full lenght steer tube and 9mm.

I will have a fox in a couple of weekes and se what that comes in at :)
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by Kegelhoff

legsrburnin wrote:The German.A Kilo 29er fork is probably the lightest suspension fork at 1.212kg.

After that you're probably looking at a Lefty



As far as I can tell from their web site .... they don't make a taper version on the A-1 Kilo forks. If anyone knows anything different please post as I would consider taking the plunge to get one of these.
Thanks.

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I couldn't see a tapered version either. Probably a room problem. You could always run an adapter crown race. I have done that in the past and it worked well.
For certain parts stiffer is more important than lighter.

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I was drooling at there German-a Xcite fork. 1534gram claimed for the alu version (Boost) and 1407gram for the carbon version (Criterium). But I am having some doubt about spending 1000 euro on a fork for maybe 60gram weightsaving.
I noticed btw that the Magura TS8 is claimed 1630gram. Would this be with the axle? This would make it around 1570 gram without.

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WR Compositi is very light as well but has no qr15. Would be around 1200g too.

With QR15 is the FRM but I do not have the weight.

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XC-MTB wrote:WR Compositi is very light as well but has no qr15. Would be around 1200g too.
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aspms wrote:For lefty weight you should count in PM adapter (if using 160mm rotor) and steerer

I totally agree. But on the other side, there are some solutions e.g. Magura MT8 with `03 Marta IS 160mm front disc brake caliper :)
This one with 160g will also kick a tuned Formula R1s a$$ :)
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These weight make me feel alot better about my 1700g marzocchi Marathons.

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maxle wrote:
aspms wrote:For lefty weight you should count in PM adapter (if using 160mm rotor) and steerer

I totally agree. But on the other side, there are some solutions e.g. Magura MT8 with `03 Marta IS 160mm front disc brake caliper :)
This one with 160g will also kick a tuned Formula R1s a$$ :)


I mentioned already that a Lefty is out of the question. My Lefty has had more repairs in 1 year then all my other forks together for the last 10 years. And all these repairs where done by a official repairshop! For me the Lefty is to fragile.
I'm between the Magura TS8 SL because I just love the "SL" tuning of these forks without the need for a lockout. I tend to forget to use these remote lockouts. I hope that with a Tune QR15 lever this fork would be under 1600 gram.

Or wait a little longer for some extra cash and buy the GermanA xcite carbon. But that would be over 1000 euro with a tapered steerer and Qr15 :cry:

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