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  • Everytime a rider uses a CF rigid fork, God kills a kitten. Please save teh kittehs!

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    Carbon Fiber Rigid Fork?

    Would you, or do you, trust a CF rigid fork? I've searched this forum and didn't find anything definite.

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    Oh I probably would trust one. But since I have little interest in rigid forks at all, I likely would never own one.

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    No...I havea CNT bar (not Carbon Fiber weave)...it's taking me a long time to develop trust in it...but I just can't fathom riding a carbon fiber fork.

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    Depends on what you plan on doing with it. For riding XC, sure.

    I have seen people bomb some serious terrain with them.

    **** that would make you scratch your head in disbelief if you hadn't just seen it.

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    I've got ebay CF forks on two of my bikes. One's a commuter so nothing really rough on it. The other one I do take offroad into singletrack. I still cringe when I take it in gnarlly stuff but so far, it's held up. *knock on wood*

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    i ride a carbon fork everyday...course it is on my road bike......

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofnsjoke View Post
    i ride a carbon fork everyday...course it is on my road bike......
    huh? ...oh
    Diabolical! Bravo!

    BTW excellent poll! I hope the OP gets the answer he wants.
    10' drops with pancake landings FTW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metzinger View Post
    huh? ...oh
    Diabolical! Bravo!

    BTW excellent poll! I hope the OP gets the answer he wants.
    10' drops with pancake landings FTW!
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    4130 Chromoly FTW!!

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    Thx for the 29er option!
    &e

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    I race a Bontrager carbon fork on my 29er and for XC on a rigid bike you can't beat it. Along with the attack angle of the wheel you can't beat it. In the series I race in there are a lot of rigid bikes that have CF forks. There is a lot lets vibration and feedback from CF than the stock steel fork that was on my bike when I bought it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion Rides View Post
    Would you, or do you, trust a CF rigid fork? I've searched this forum and didn't find anything definite.
    why not? my road bike has a CF fork

    mx
    Last edited by mx_599; 09-14-09 at 06:56 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mx_599 View Post
    why not? my road bike has a CF fork

    mx
    On gnar-licious terrain?
    "I tell you, We are here on earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you any different." - Kurt Vonnegut jr.

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    i would ride one, almost got one for the bike im building now just found some squish for cheaper. I have yet to see any significant failings in carbon without direct smashing which would hurt other materials also.

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    My Bontrager Switchblade carbon fork has held up well on my Gary Fisher Rig single speed bike. XC riding and racing. I worry more about myself making a mistake that results in a crash than my carbon fiber bike components breaking.

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    If the fork was property designed for the purpose I am using it for, the material of construction is not a factor for me.

    I've never had a CF part fail. In possibly a related story, I have never installed a CF part that weighed significantly less than the metal part it was replacing.

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    a CF rigid Fork will shed +/- a pound over a rigid steel fork. The new Niner fork about 1.5 + pounds.

    significant weight savings ? In the eye of the beerholder

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