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    Which rigid fork?

    Hey, Im looking for a rigid fork for my gunnar ruffian and am torn between spending all my dough and getting a vicious cycles fork, or go the cheap way and get a surly 1x1. Are their any benefits of spending all my money or should i just get the surly ?

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    I have both forks. The Surly on my surly 1x1 and the vicious on a gunnar rockhound I have.
    The surly fork will obviously do the job for you. It is heavier and made from 4130 chromo. I think it makes my surly feel and ride like a tank. which has its good and bad points. Another plus.......you can run a HUGE tire up front, which I must say, is a nice option.

    In my opinion the vicious fork is worth it for your ride. I would think that since you just bought a fine steel frame you would want a fine steel fork. You spent the extra dough to get a gunnar rather than a Surly frame right? Why not follow through.

    It is signifigantly lighter and has a much better feel. Plus, the Surly has only one option, a 413mm axle to crown height. You can select from a few different heights from Vicious and if you are running discs get the disc only fork (it has cool cable routing guides also).

    Another plus: supporting a local builder (here in NY) who employs local people and pays a living wage)

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    Split the difference and get a Kona Project 2 fork.

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    I'm looking into a Spicer Ti fork!
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    Quote Originally Posted by unsuspended
    I would think that since you just bought a fine steel frame you would want a fine steel fork.
    I concur.
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    Hey guys, thanks for the info, i think i will go with the vicious fork, it just makes sense.

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