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    I put some Exotic Aluiminium forks on my wife’s bike. They seem fine.

    No idea why but I thought they’d be more ‘urban proof’ than the Carbon ones (and they were cheaper!).

    get some 445 ones.

    http://www.carboncycles.cc/?s=0&t=2&c=92&p=788&

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    I’ve got a set of Exotic carbons that I used to put in my Soul. Don’t think they’d be that suitable for hefty riders as they’re pretty flexy, but they do seem strong- I haven’t managed to break them, anyway.

    You can buy the exact same forks with White Bros stickers for about 3 times as much 😉

    Oh… I went for the 29er ones, which were longer and slacked the bike off slightly, not sure everyone would agree but I liked it. Going in the Soda next

    brakes
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    they look spot on. the fork selector page is perfect! aluminium would do, but not sure what steerer to go for – I imagine the flex comes from the legs rather than the steerer? ally steerer would be cheaper and would come out around £100.
    I normally run 115mm forks so should I go for 44.5 or 46.5? Probably 44.5 I think.

    Don’t think they’d be that suitable for hefty riders

    I’m about 80kg.

    Salsa Cromotos. My default answer. Got some on my Curtis and they’re lovely.

    brakes
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    I have a Cotic Soul frame hanging up in the shed, and it pains me to see it unused. I feel like knocking it into some kind of cheap urban SS machine (I refuse to use the word hybrid) and have no idea what rigid forks are available or appropriate. I assume I need something suspension corrected? Looking for something under £100, possibly carbon.

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    I’m about 80kg.

    I’m 60kg… TBH I reckon you’d be alright but it depends how you feel about flexy parts. I think the flex is a big part of why the forks are good, personally, it takes an edge off all the impacts. But some people like a really stiff fork.

    You can get 20mm axle identiti rigid forks for £95 from winstanley’s

    Premier Icon fenboy
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    salsa cromotos!

    Premier Icon MSP
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    I normally run 115mm forks so should I go for 44.5 or 46.5? Probably 44.5 I think.

    Just look up the axel to crown for your forks, then decide, I think 445 would be equivalent to 80mm travel, but not all are made equal, Got to say I found 445 messed up my pipedream sirius, felt much better with 29er forks on.

    brakes
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    ah, that’s a point. 20mm would be ideal as it would be compatible with other wheelsets I have, but I guess they do have QR converters (if I can find them).

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    445 is same as 100mmish forks sagged, IIRC.

    Conversely to MSP, I had 420mm (80mm corrected) Salsa cromotos on my pipedream and they felt great.

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    I just ordered some Sals Cromoto 29er’s and paid £70. Was gonna go for the Exotics but the £40 saving made my mind up about carbon or steel!!

    The Identitis are designed as a jump/park/street fork too. They’ll be about as comfortable as a set of On-One steels… 8)

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    I’ve got a set of Exotic carbons that I used to put in my Soul. Don’t think they’d be that suitable for hefty riders as they’re pretty flexy, but they do seem strong- I haven’t managed to break them, anyway.

    I’ve got them on an inbred and am c80-90kgs they’ve been fine

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