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    Advice please re carbon MTB fork with 1" steerer

    Hi All,

    I have an old MTB that I am going to convert to a street/path/canal trail gravel grinder. It requires a 1" steerer. Do you have any recommendations?

    Thanks

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    1" steerer? That's gonna limit your choices. Not many around with that old steerer standard.

    Try http://www.carboncycles.cc/?s=0&t=2 They have various A2C lengths but 42.5cm will probably suit your "old" bike if it's a 1" steer tube frame vintage.
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    And why, pray tell, do you want to drop money like that on an old frame for such a pedestrian purpose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    And why, pray tell, do you want to drop money like that on an old frame for such a pedestrian purpose?
    Maybe because it's titanium. Does that help?

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    Ah-hah.

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    I had a similar dilemma with by Bontrager. Picked up an Exotic brand rigid carbon fork (visually exactly like the White Bros. one but with different stickers) for about $200 shipped off of Ebay. Been an excellent fork, and light as crap. Mine came in around 1.89 lbs. after the steerer was cut. Disk compatible too...

    Wut

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    Thanks. I have looked at the exotic. How durable does it seem to be?

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    I've had a carbon exotic fork on one of my bikes for several years now and it's held up with no issues to report. If the worse you'll subject it to is light gravel paths you should be fine. Now if you're riding balls out through multiple rock gardens...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeepnut22 View Post
    I had a similar dilemma with by Bontrager. Picked up an Exotic brand rigid carbon fork (visually exactly like the White Bros. one but with different stickers) for about $200 shipped off of Ebay. Been an excellent fork, and light as crap. Mine came in around 1.89 lbs. after the steerer was cut. Disk compatible too...

    Do you have any photos of this bike built up?

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    I have ridden single track with that Bontrager setup as pictured, and it has been great. I have raced it, no issue. And I am a Clydesdale. The fork is durable, the fork is light, and the fork works. I am very happy with it, and at around $200, it's a steal....
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