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View Poll Results: Do you trust a Carbon Fiber Rigid MTB Fork?
Yes - Explain 12 41.38%
No - Explain 4 13.79%
Everytime a rider uses a CF rigid fork, God kills a kitten. Please save teh kittehs! 6 20.69%
29'er 7 24.14%
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Old 09-09-09, 09:56 AM   #1
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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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Old 09-09-09, 10:01 AM   #2
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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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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.
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huh? ...oh
Diabolical! Bravo!

BTW excellent poll! I hope the OP gets the answer he wants.
10' drops with pancake landings FTW!
I still can't believe we used to ride off house roofs on our BMX bikes in the 90's - to flat.

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Thx for the 29er option!
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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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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

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Old 09-14-09, 09:31 PM   #12
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why not? my road bike has a CF fork

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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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