What rigid carbon fork?
Oooh saved me asking! I was looking for a fork thats around the same height as my 100-130mm Revelations (when set at 120mm :/). So the 29er does the job? Anyone got any pics?
I’m sure there was a company on eBay that did 26″ forks but had different sizes depending on the size of a2c you were removing?
Just for interest, anyone know of a similarly spec/size titanium fork for use with disc brakes?Posted 4 years ago
I rode a 26er White Bros and it was a wee bit stiffer than my 29er Exotic, but you’d expect that as it’s shorter- still noticable flex under hard braking tbh.
Not a criticism mind, the Hylix I use now is a fair bit stiffer than either and tbh, most of the time I preferred the give.Posted 4 years ago
Kryton57 – Member
Btw, is riding a rigid fork going to hurt? It is isn’t it….
Kind of depends. I raced mine in the glentress 7 this year, it was fine apart from I almost needed help to get my hands off the bars at the end. I use it for standard trail riding, pretty much- xc and trail centres and such, drops can be a bit harsh and you do get rattled around at speed… But hurt’s not really the right word, until you ride into a tree anyway.
Ironically it’s actually quite slow sometimes for climbing/flats- lumpy fire roads etc bog it down where a suspended bike makes better progress, it has to bounce over everything. Annoying sometimes!Posted 4 years ago
I put a rigid fork on my old hardtail recently. I read quite a bit of feedback saying that the ride was nicer with steel forks, and it was worth the extra grammes. The frame originally came with Bomber Z2s, 432mm A2C, I took off a bit for sag and got the 425mm A2C Salsa Cromoto.
I absolutely flippin’ love it, amazing in the twisty stuff.Posted 4 years ago
That might sound typically “You don’t want to do that!” STW “advice”, but I guess I’m saying – don’t overlook steel unless you really need to minimise weight; and taking a sagged A2C is a good idea if you want nimble handling – you’ll save the weight of 2 x 30mm tubes too!Posted 4 years ago
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