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 Post subject: Exotic Rigid Forks
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:43 pm 
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Is anybody running these:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/eXotic-Rigid- ... 2ebbcb8c5f

If so, thougts on quality and finish as thinking of getting a set to put on the frame I'm buildng up for my wife.


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Jim


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 Post subject: Re: Exotic Rigid Forks
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:03 pm 
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Location: stockton on tees
i've had a pair for around a year now, used them on a few different frames with disks, V's and maguras, on road and off road.
simply put, they've taken everything i've threw at them and not even blinked, including a few crashes :wink:
mine are a tad flexy on the frame they're on now, but im running the 465 A-C version with quite a slack headtube angle but when they were on my GT they were spot on


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 Post subject: Re: Exotic Rigid Forks
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:11 pm 
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I think it is aluminum and will ride harsher than a comparable Carbon fork. Personally a Salsa Cromoto steel fork in the right length would be what I would want, everybody who owns one comments on how nice they ride and what is going on my XXIX. Kona triple butted P2 's are supposed to ride nice also.


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 Post subject: Re: Exotic Rigid Forks
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:33 pm 
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they also do carbon versions in all the guises of the Alu forks for £120, and even with a carbon steerer if your so inclined for £150.

on my GT i was running on Continental Travel Contacts 1.75 at full pressure and found them to be pretty forgiving


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 Post subject: Re: Exotic Rigid Forks
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:50 pm 
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I've got some of the carbon ones, and no complaints from me.

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 Post subject: Re: Exotic Rigid Forks
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:40 pm 
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Good forks, had a set on my Sunn Crosss when it was a single speed.
Pretty rigid, but not overly so, and they seem well made.
Might be up for selling them actually as they are currently unused. Drop me a pm if you're interested.


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 Post subject: Re: Exotic Rigid Forks
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:15 am 
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Yup cracking forks look the bollox and shed a chunk of weight ... Mine are full carbon and were off roaded very hard with no issues :)


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 Post subject: Re: Exotic Rigid Forks
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:25 am 
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Cheers guys. Was torn between these or the far east unicrowns that are on ebay, but prefered the look of the exotics.

ajantom pm on its way.


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