I've had one of these On One Pompinos on my radar for quite a while. It's simple, steel, SS, and admittedly much of the draw for me is the rear stay treatment. They are discontinuing this version and the stock from UK and US has been disappearing and the replacement will have basic stays.
Well, called up Planet X and they just happened to have one left in my size, so now its on its way. Now I need a fork.
I read that it'll fit tires up to 35 in the rear with fenders. I'd like to save some weight by skipping the On One fork, I heard even a Surly CC fork is lighter, but I know the bike won't be a super lightweight anyhow and that's not what its for. May even try disc on the front.
I'll be daily commuting but also fun rides on the weekends seeking out gravel.
Anyone care to share their experience with forks? Whatever I get I'll at least be able to keep it for any future builds/versatility as well. I'm leaning towards carbon as all my bikes have them, and feel like investing in CX disc setup in the front may be worth doing now.
Soma? Steel, as expensive as the frame itself, can be had with disc only.
Kona Project 2? Weight? Looks stupid wide.
Surly Crosscheck? Cheap, has mounts and clearance, heavy? How does it feel offroad?
Carbon Nashbar (winwood) fork? I have a Winwood on my geared CX bike. No complaints, nice to save some weight. Canti and Disc.
Other simple Carbon cross forks? trying to stay at the $100 level, needs to have the tire clearance and fender tabs.