Quality MTB forks with full carbon stanchions and forged alloy crown / drop-outs. Superlight, stiff these and excellent at absorbing bumps and they are an excellent alternative to suspension forks on smoother terrain or for riders who pick their way through the rocks rather than riding over them.
Check this forum on 29er carbon forks:
"I can highly recommend this fork. I've had this one since 2007, and it has been dinged, crashed, and thrashed since with no issues. I've had it on an On-One Inbred, an OS Bikes Blackbuck, and this 2007 Salsa El Mariachi. (Plus maybe something else I can't remember!)
The ride isn't as flexible as the Origin 8, and probably more like the White Brothers Rock Solid. The forks most folks are mentioning here are in fact all made by one firm, but are made to different specifications. Their booth at Interbike last year showed at least a half a dozen variations of this fork, (Origin 8), and all had slight differences in lay up, details, and so on.
Yes! 20 have arrived today. Should be available to buy by tomorrow at the latest. Then 80 more are arriving at the end of July. Thanks for being patient!
On the 8th of June you said within two weeks - sounds like their is lots of pent up demand for the 26er version. What's the news?
Hi James, yes you can do it. Depending on what travel your frame is optimized for go for either 29er (long travel) or 26er (short travel) fork.
how about using a 650b tire wheelset would that change the geometry enough using the 29er carbon fork .or should it not be considered. and would the 26in be better for a 650b setup . thanks james
26ers, due within the next 2 weeks!
26"...? How soon is soon, weeks, months, this year?
All, has anyone tried putting the 26er Carbon forks on a pompetamine? Think I'm getting old, but I fancy just a little bit more twang.
By the way, 26ers are on their way, due very soon! Will keep you posted, watch this space.
Pretty unlikely I'm afraid, Greg. 410mm is too short for most people these days. Sorry!
What chance you might make, or somehow modify, these to suit us retro types who need an old skool 410mm axle to crown length?
26" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i need one!!!!
When are you getting the 26" forks back in?
Hi Josh, it's not something we've ever tried to be honest. Give it a go and let us know!?
Reading the comments below was thinking of running summer season frame with the 29er front fork. would i run into any issues here? from the comments it sounds doable.
69ers!! hi..Ive also built up my 26 frame with 26 carbon forks and using my 29er front wheel in them. Wow what a neat ride! Cant say the geometery has changed at all but geepers it climbs better and gives me smooth roll over of a full 29er. Recommend strongly
Hi Eric, there is no rider weight limit on these. They are designed to take a proper Yorkshire hammering....
What is the rider weight limit on the 29er carbon fork?
Hi Paul, the 26er carbon forks are showing 7 in stock but have been taken off the web due to a possible stock error. That should be rectified by the end of the day. If they are out of stock, unfortunately there are no more coming for 8 weeks, although of course you could fit the 29er ones, especially if your bike was deigned with 120mm or more of fork travel in mind.
Where has the 26er gone? You out of stock?
Afternoon I have an '06 Rocky Mountain Flow, currently running U-Turn Revelations (100-130mm). Most of my riding is now commuting, with only the odd ride in Scotland. Carbon forks seem to be ideal, but I'm unsure what length to choose. Most of the time, I run with my forks locked out, in the 100mm setting on road, but extend (to avoid bottoming out) off road. Any suggestion which length would be best? Thanks
Hi Bob, we've done this with a 456 before, the fork has a 470mm axle to crown measurement so it is like riding a 500mm fork but with "locked out" sag, if that makes sense?
Can you tell me the steerer length on the 29er fork please? I am running 26 inch wheels on a Genesis frame with suspension fork that have 500mm A-C and 220mm steerer. The bar height is perfect. Will your 29er fork work with the smaller wheels and maintain the bike geometry reasonably well?
Hi Chris, definately not a good idea. The steering and handling would be affected significantly due to the change in geometry and I'm sure the ride wouldn't be at all comfortable!
Could I run my Scandal 29er with 26er forks for a head down racy feel or does that create problems with the frame geometry and fork rake etc. ?
Hi Dave, we wouldn't recommend using a 29er fork on an Inbred to be honest, as you mentioned it'd mess up the geometry and handle wierdly. You'd be much better with the 26" version of the fork.
26" Inbred with a 29er carbon fork just cause I have one - not too slack and tall???
Similar question than Andy but for an Inbred 456 (don´t know the year, red color) that now is ridding a 130 mm revelation : 26er or 29er fork leght? Thanks!!!!
Hi Tyler, normally we recommend steel forks for touring, as they can easily be bent back into shape or repaired if damaged. While the fork is over engineered for strength, we wouldn't really recommend touring on Carbon forks, particularly as it is difficult to 'inspect' carbon for internal damage.
Hi Matthew, the fork will certainly fit and shouldn't affect the handling of your Klein too much. The fork is disc only so you won't be able to run v-brakes though.
Hi Andy, the consensus in the office is to go for the 29er fork. As for the longevity it is difficult to say, though we have been selling them for almost 8 years now and we've not heard of any failing yet!
Hey guys, I'm planning on getting one of your carbon forks for my 456 summer season and not sure which version to go for (26" or 29"). Ideally i would like a fairly neutral fork angle capable of ripping up the climbs without being twitchy on the downs. Also, what sort of life-expectancy does the carbon have? Thanks
Hi, I'm looking at your 26" carbon forks for my '97 Klein Pulse. It was originally sold as rigid or with 80mm travel suspension forks. Can I use your 440mm fork and can i still get v brake mounts? Thanks, Matthew
Hey I'm planning to tour thru Yukon and B.C. Canada down to Washington State with the 29er carbon version and was wondering if there are any compatibility issues with mounting an Old Man Mountain Sherpa front rack to them (OMM says it's okay). The rack attaches via a different axle skewer which would support the load-weight and via extender bars which would bolt to rubber coated clamps attached on the fork's legs (to stop for/aft rotation). I'll be carrying a sleeping bag/pad setup and two-man tent on them. Would you recommend against this idea? I'm worried mostly about compression forces on the carbon legs.
Just like to say thanks to the On-One workshop for sorting my front end out the other day. If your going to DIY fit these top forks make sure you leave about 3mm from top of stem when you cut the stearer, I left mine about 0.5mm too long and couldn't get the front end tight. They also carried out a few minor tweeks, tightened up my Fulcrum wheels & disc rotors. So thanks a lot & I'll be back for that custom wheel build - Disc hubs on a 700cc road rim on to a 26" frame for the ultimate commuter bike. Thanks again!!!
Thanks for the info, myself and I'm sure many other riders will keep an eye out for the new fork.
Hi Stu the rake on this fork is 45mm. You might want to hang on before buying that Niner fork however, as we have two new carbon forks going into tooling shortly.
Hi, Whats the rake on your carbon 29er fork and would a Niner carbon fork be compatible with a Scandal 29er. Thanks Stu
Hi DAVID, I can't see why they wouldn't fit. Worst case scenario is you'd need a Post Mount to IS adapter.
Will my Hope mini's work with these?
Hi Dave, should work fine. Worst case scenario is that you'll have to get an IS to Post Mount adapter or vice-versa.
Will these work with my Hope Mini (circa 2006) brakes? Trying to replace some mangled Pace RC31 from a road crash.
Hi Jonas, it is something we've thought about. Why not sign up to our email newsletter to fid out the latest offers? Who kows what we're gonna do next!?
What do you think about a 29" Inbred rolling chassis with the carbon forks? At least I would be very interested in this kind of a combo.
Hi Jon, Went for the Sanderson Life 69er build with On-One 26" rigid carbon fork as you suggested and it's an absolute cracker. Rode it at Llandegla at the weekend and it flew. Only jacked the front end up by 8mm in end compared to when run with 26" wheel at front and 120mm fork so geometry barely affected. Fork's great and can heartily recommend. cheers, Nik
Hi Jon, these are fine for 'normal' drop-offs and trail centre mashing...
Thinking of replacing 100mm sus fork on my hardtail for the 26er. One quick question. How are these for things like drop offs etc. Not talking downhill just the normal sort of drop offs you encounter at trail centres/xc riding thanks
Hi Olive, sorry we can't do custom designed forks. Best I can suggest are the 420mm A-to-C cro-mo forks here: http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/FOOOCR26DV/on-one-cromo-26er-mtb-fork-v-brake--disc
Hi, I presently design my own bike. I will have 26" inches wheels with Fat Franck tyres (Schwalbe). I would like to know if it was possible to get 26" fork with axle to crown distance = 390mm. What would be the extra cost if this personnal request is possible?. Thanks. Olive (France)
No limitations of use, Jeff, though they're not really designed as a jump fork... The 29er model would be good for cyclocross, John, go for it!