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  • steve_b77
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    I’ve ridden on steel rigids for winter and they’re great. Fair to say a good rigid will be better than a crapola pair of ‘suspension’ forks

    eskay
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    Yes, made the switch recently. My 26″ hardtail had crap suspension forks on and I could not afford a decent replacement so I bought some Exotic rigids. I rode the Wentwood 50 on them a few weeks ago for the first time and really enjoyed the ride. It flew up the uphills and was fast on the flat, it was a rough ride on some of the descents but overall a good ride.

    Having said that, I grew up riding rigid steel mtbs and do a bit of cross racing so I am used to not sitting in a cushioned arm chair!

    stuarty
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    Anyone swop to carbon forks
    Just was out on hardtail this morning

    Just wondered how it would go with lighter forks mine are cheap steel oil filled jobs none of these hitec jobs
    Not doing much more than coastal path stuff at the minuet

    Any recommendations

    stuarty
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    Struggling to find some thing modern looking…
    I like the style of niners fork but..my head stocks old school 1 1/8 and doent want canti spuds on tbhem either

    rewski
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    I’ve got white bros rock solids on my 26 HT, great with a big tyre and lowish psi.

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    You could always try the On-One Monococque Forks – my experience has only been with their standard carbon fork which has been great, these look a bit more swanky.

    Couipled with a decent size front tyre, ie On-One Chunky Monkey, will be spot on for your intended use.

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    I decided to go steel when I was looking at rigid forks. A good slice cheaper (and a few hundred grammes heavier) but lots of people say they love how the Salsa Cromoto handles, so I got them.

    And I’m very happy with them. Bike looks good with them on, got ’em sprayed to match when I got the frame done.

    Premier Icon jairaj
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    I fitted Exotic Carbon forks to my old Spec Hardrock and loved it. It came with some crappy RST forks that were un-damped and felt horrible.

    Swapped to the rigid forks and the front end was much more predictable and I was having much more fun on the bike.

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    I’d rather have rigids than bad suspension, great fun. But it’s not really the same thing, if I was only going to have one mountain bike it wouldn’t be rigid. Worth investing in a decent size tyre too though!

    Exotic are good. Hylix do a very light, reasonably priced one for 29ers (or “long travel” hardtails)

    Premier Icon takisawa2
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    Exotic Carbon are very good.
    They would get my vote.

    eskay
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    Worth investing in a decent size tyre too though!

    Out of interest, what do you use?

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