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    Steel forks: Surly 1x1 vs Kona P2

    Anyone have experience with these? I'm looking to replace my suspension fork with a rigid fork that has canti bosses, and I can't decide which to go with.

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    I'd say either would work as they're both similar. Nothing special about a rigid fork.
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    I had a Surly 1x1. I tried to sell it on Craigslist for $40, then $30, then $20, and finally I just gave it away. I don't like it simply because it has no resale value. But maybe all rigid forks are that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueRaleigh View Post
    I don't like it simply because it has no resale value.
    Why would you bother to buy something that you were just going to turn around and sell anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by corvuscorvax View Post
    Why would you bother to buy something that you were just going to turn around and sell anyway?
    It came on a project bike I bought. I fixed up the bike and put a suspension fork on it.

    In any case, to the OP, if both forks have the same rake and they're both steel, I don't see you noticing a difference.

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    I can't find the rake on the Kona. The Surly is 45mm, but I'm looking for less if possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by commo_soulja View Post
    I'd say either would work as they're both similar. Nothing special about a rigid fork.
    Not entirely true. A light double butted curved fork will definitely have different ride characteristics than a heavy straight gauge fork like the Surly. To the OP , the Kona is generally considered a better riding fork. Just make sure that whatever you get that the Rake and A-C length is correct for your application.

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    between the two, i would go with surly, strictly because it's surly. when the post apocalyptic holocaust comes, the only thing left will be cockroaches and surly frames.

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    Quote Originally Posted by popluhv View Post
    I can't find the rake on the Kona. The Surly is 45mm, but I'm looking for less if possible.
    Why less rake, are you looking to slow down the steering?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Smedley View Post
    Not entirely true. A light double butted curved fork will definitely have different ride characteristics than a heavy straight gauge fork like the Surly. To the OP , the Kona is generally considered a better riding fork. Just make sure that whatever you get that the Rake and A-C length is correct for your application.
    All versions of the Surly 1x1 fork are triple butted: http://surlybikes.com/parts/1x1_fork

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    What frame? There are different variations of both forks with different crown to axle heights. That can make a significant impact on the way your bike handles.

    IMO, the P2 forks handle better, and aesthetically kick the crap out of the Surly forks.
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    I preferred the P2 eighteen months ago when this thread was new. I still like it. I wonder what the OP bought in the end.
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    I used a Nashbar suspension-corrected rigid fork on my 26" MTB for awhile. Never had a problem with it. It can handle up to 3" tires I believe. Has both canti bosses and ISO disc caliper tabs. Also has fender eyelets. The only thing is that it looked a bit odd with so much space between the tire and the fork crown. I think they're going for $49 these days, but they regularly sell out of them. I had to wait a week or two when I ordered mine before they got more stock to ship one to me. Looks like they're in stock right now, though. The rake is 45mm.

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