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  • Premier Icon YoKaiser
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    Anyone running their Soul with a rigid fork? How is it working for you? And what fork are you using? Any A-C sizes would be good too.

    Premier Icon letmetalktomark
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    I briefly ran mine with a 440mm Salsa fork.

    It was plenty quick but (to me) not twitchy.

    yunki
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    I always ran mine with a 445mm a2c exotic carbon and some rise on the stem and bar..
    It was just about the perfect combination for a rigid bike for me
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    Premier Icon YoKaiser
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    Good stuff, I’ve a 29er Salsa fork in mind (A-C seems to be about 470mm) You got any pics with the Salsa fork?

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    I used to, now got a Soda the same. I used the Exotic 29er carbon fork (46.5cm) to give it “long travel” geometry as it normally had 130mm u-turn Revs, worked really well. The Soda’s got a 45cm Hylix in it which does feel a little “tighter”, for possibly imaginary reasons the Soda just felt better with a little less fork.

    Hylixes: Scary light tbh, not totally sure this was a good decision but they’ve done nothing wrong


    IMG_1731 by Northwindlowlander, on Flickr

    Don’t seem to have any pics of the soul in rigid mode so here’s the soda with the exotic forks.


    IMG_1516 by Northwindlowlander, on Flickr

    Premier Icon mobes
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    Ive just swapped mine over to rigid fork. Im running 29er Salsa Cromoto forks.

    Premier Icon YoKaiser
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    That looks great Mobes 8) Hows it riding?

    Sounds like the A-C won’t be a problem and indeed using a 29er fork.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Love the skinwalls!

    Premier Icon mobes
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    Rides better than I thought it would to be honest. I used to run a 140mm Fox 32 on there before I decided to go rigid, so I wanted the 29er fork for the longer A-C so the front end didn’t drop too much.

    Premier Icon FOG
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    I tend to run mine in the winter with an old carbon fork, o-one I think which is 100mm corrected and works fine

    Premier Icon ratherbeintobago
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    Does it feel noticeably lighter running a rigid fork, and do you miss the bounce at all?

    avdave2
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    You could also consider running it as a 69er with 440mm forks.

    yunki
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    It definitely feels a touch lighter..
    I’ve missed the bounce on some rough descents, and have often had to force myself to slow down..

    Obviously it’s gonna depend where you’re riding and what sort of riding you prefer to do

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