wow...you picked two forks at the complete opposite ends of the spectrum. the carbon fork that you list first is a light XC race fork, with an a-c of 445mm while the second one is a standard unicrown cromo fork with an a-c of 410mm. without knowing what riding style you do, the fork your replacing or the bike your going to be putting it on, it is sort of hard to give you any sort of opinion.
having said that...buy the most expensive one.
I have one, and it is excellent. Quality, ride, everything...
Don't know how you feel about a suspension fork ? Oops, maybe that isn't a great idea, disc brakes, you might need those if you don't have them already ?
Otherwise I'd go with the cheaper one you picked, maybe even this Nashbar for rigid ?
No its on going to replace a tora 302 so im not sure what mm corrected i need because tora is 80-130 or something. the bike is slx/xc and I race it so im liking the pricepoint or that one on ebay
I had the dimension steel fork on my hardtail made for 80mm forks. It had a really short A-C and made for quick steering. I then swapped it for a 445mm carbon fork off of ebay. That fork really slackened the head angle and was noticeably slower steering. I now have an the same exotic fork a previous member posted but in a 425mm length. Steering and handling are now perfect for me.
Either of the carbon forks previously posted should work for you, just make sure the A-C length matches your current set-up.
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I like my tora set at 100mm. So that being said, go after a 100mm corrected fork?
Forget I said anything about a suspension fork. Went riding today by the beach and spotted a nice Specialized hardrock comp. So I'm thinking, let me get a closer look see at this and compare it to my 1997 Fuji MX-200. The Specialized obviously had the latest & greatest tech advances for what it is, but the one thing that turned me totally off to even thinking about replacing mine was the suspension fork. Same issues that I've had with motorcycles (street bikes). The suspension cartridges were rusty and the chrome pitted. This in short order trashed the seals on the suspension fork, there was filthy oil & dirt where the cartridges travel up and down. Nope, not me, never going to go with a suspension fork, ever. Nice bike, POJ though. Mine may be a hi-ten frame, but there's no rust. I've heard "cheap, hi-ten, anchor" as a description for lower end hi-ten bikes, but to be honest, mine's cherry compared to the mess I looked at earlier today. How could one neglect a higher dollar bike like that ? Just makes no sense.
I think suspension is a waste of weight for what I do. Im an aggressive climber so i hate having to lock and unlock the fork. Id rather be rigid and light.