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Old 06-11-03, 12:12 PM   #1
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carbon fiber mtb fork?

just wondering if their is such thing as a carbon fiber fork, something like road forks w/o the suspension. If so can someone post a link where i can buy it, (might consider getting it sometime later) all help is welcome.
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Old 06-11-03, 03:48 PM   #2
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It is really annoying to know there is an answer but not finding
it. I ran into such, probably 700c, with brake bosses meant for touring bikes, many of which have over size wheels, last summer on now innominata website. Pricey at $4-500 as I recall. Just stumbled on it and had it booked, probably on another machine though..... Nope not there either, probably deleted. Well sorry, but fork with bosses is getting close. Steve
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Plenty of carbon fibre MTB suspension forks... but that's not what you're after. You're looking for a CF rigid fork right? I remember seeing a few in the past but not many recently. MRC used to make a carbon-reinforced titanium fork. That was a nice fork. Sun Obsys used to make a short-travel (55mm) carbon suspension fork too. These are older forks designed for non-suspension geometry and 1" headsets.
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Ahhh... I forgot about the Pace forks. Anyone know if they still offer a version with V-brake/canti mounts? Beautiful fork.
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well thanks for all the help so far, yea i'm trying really hard to make a all out city mtb, something that keeps up with road bikes (i know it's kinda impossible but hey don't mind me trying). I really wanna check out mrc fork, but i can't get their site to work. Anyhow if you guys can think of anything more, just keep posting (thanks a lot)
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I really wanna check out mrc fork, but i can't get their site to work.
I know the fork is no longer in production. I think McMahon Racing went out of business too. You'll have to find the forks on the used market. Another option for high-end rigid forks is titanium (yes I know the MRC was also ti). You have a lot more choices there. Check out IRD for one.
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Ahhh... I forgot about the Pace forks. Anyone know if they still offer a version with V-brake/canti mounts? Beautiful fork.
They make v-brake adaptors:


looks like a bodge though.
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From what I have heard, the adaptors work just fine. Pace would be my vote for a carbon MTB road fork, but they are not cheap.
For a lot less $$$ you could get a steel road fork for MTB wheels. Not all steel is heavy. The Kona project-1 is quite good, but you could get a local custom builder to rustle up a set of Reynolds 531 forks. See henryjames.com for your local builder.
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No need to go to a builder for steel forks. Kelly makes a fork out of True Temper OXIII. Anyway MRC is out of buisness I am not sure about IRD making a carbon MTB fork.
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