Hi Guys I’m currently using rigid steel forks on my 29er unit single speed. I would like to put monocoque carbon forks on. Obviously the niners are the ones i’d like but not in my price range. On-one do these http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/FOOOSCF4709/on_one_monocoque_straight_steerer_carbon_fork Now my delema is this….. as I understand it 29ers are 465mm. These are 450mm. Would I notice any difference? Can 15mm really make any noticeable difference ? Sorry if this has been asked before.
Remember you’re looking to emulate the A-C of suspension forks when sagged, so depending on what forks your frame is designed around these will probably be fine. For example I put some 460mm rigid forks on my Dialled PA to try and recreate the handling of the bike with 120mm forks fitted – that’s a 26″ wheel. Hope that made sense!
Can’t see it being that different to putting smaller tyres on. Think the unit has a head angle of 70, might make it 71 ish. But quite a few 29ers are 72 anyways. Seat will come forward a touch too I suppose. Dunno if it would cause structural issues, but be surprised.