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  • Budget 29er Rigid Fork
  • Premier Icon dynamiccoins
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    Hi,

    I’m riding my 2013 Voodoo Bizango with it on lockout full time so I’m wondering if there is a budget rigid fork I could replace the Suntour Raidons with.

    I’ve had a look round and found http://www.carboncycles.cc which seem reasonable but not sure if they are any good.

    Of course there are various on ebay (new and second hand) so wondering if I just keep an eye out for something secondhand.

    One thing is I have no sag set on the locked out forks and I like the riding position, so I’d be after something long.

    As the bike is worth sod all unless I can find something on the cheap side I guess I may as well just leave it as is but it would be nice to get rid of the Suntours.

    Thanks

    Premier Icon docrobster
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    I have a carbon cycles/exotic fork on my 29ht. Seems fine. Cost about £120. It’s just a case of finding the one you need in terms of spec- axle type, length etc…
    Mine are 490 a2c

    Premier Icon dynamiccoins
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    Thanks. I think I’m right in saying the 490 are the longest they do.

    I was just searching through some old threads and found mention of the Bird Blank Rigid Forks

    Bird Blank Rigid Forks – 505mm A2C (1320g)

    Premier Icon honourablegeorge
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    Sonder do one, 500mm

    Sonder Pathfinder

    Premier Icon davros
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    I’ve got a nice lightly used full carbon genesis fork for sale in the classifieds. 515mm a-c. Let me know if you’re interested.

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    I have used a carbon cycles (exotic) rigid fork on my surly Ogre with 29plus upfront for many years both heavily laden and on rough off-road . It has been faultless and I would buy again .Moves a lot back and forth on heavy braking but I actually like the movement as it takes the worst out of the trail ..something the original steel fork certainly didn’t .

    Premier Icon dynamiccoins
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    I’ve got a nice lightly used full carbon genesis fork for sale in the classifieds.

    Thanks but it’s boost and my old wheels aren’t.

    Premier Icon dynamiccoins
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    I have used a carbon cycles (exotic) rigid fork on my surly Ogre with 29plus upfront for many years both heavily laden and on rough off-road . It has been faultless and I would buy again .Moves a lot back and forth on heavy braking but I actually like the movement as it takes the worst out of the trail ..something the original steel fork certainly didn’t .

    Thanks. They look good I’m just not sure about the a to c being enough.

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    Thanks but it’s boost and my old wheels aren’t.

    Converting a front wheel to boost seems pretty straightforward, I wouldn’t let that put me off a good deal on a set of forks (assuming it is a good deal, I haven’t looked).

    Premier Icon dynamiccoins
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    Converting a front wheel to boost seems pretty straightforward, I wouldn’t let that put me off a good deal on a set of forks (assuming it is a good deal, I haven’t looked).

    Agreed but it looks like it’s tapered as well and mine is straight and although I understand you can use an external adapter, if I’m right that seems a little too messy.

    Though I’m happy to be corrected!

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    If non-boost and straight steerer are the constraints, I had this on a recent build and ended up with a Surly ECR fork in 29+. Just check what a2c works for you (mine was going on a 26 frame but slack BFe so this has worked fine). Salsa Cromoto is another option I think. Edit. Also look out for a Kona P2 fork which I think would work.

    Premier Icon rockthreegozy
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    That vintage of Bizango (black with yellowish writing?) will take a tapered fork with a change of lower headset cup, it’s a good frame and I ran one for a wee while with this setup.

    Premier Icon benz
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    If any interest, I have a rigid Singular Swift Reynolds steel 29er fork – straight steerer and QR – surplus. Newly powder coated in a nice colour too 🙂

    Premier Icon yetidave
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    @benz and if its not of interest to the OP, I have a mk1 swift which is crying out for an original fork depending on the nice colour…

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    @benz
    and if its not of interest to the OP, I have a mk1 swift which is crying out for an original fork depending on the nice colour…

    Guys don’t let me get in the way if that’s a match made in heaven

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    @yetidave, just dropped you a PM. They are a nice dark metallic grey..but need to dig them out of the box in the shed. Will send pics.

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