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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:52 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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I've got some Salsa Cromoto's on my rigid winter bike, and love them. Not anywhere near as light as the carbon options though!

Just had a search and found a link to the build... viewtopic.php?f=21&t=224716&hilit=lobster


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:43 pm 
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makster wrote:
I've got some Salsa Cromoto's on my rigid winter bike, and love them. Not anywhere near as light as the carbon options though!

Just had a search and found a link to the build... viewtopic.php?f=21&t=224716&hilit=lobster


Great forks! Less than a pound heavier than carbon, but worth it for the peace of mind.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:00 pm 
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Cheers for the replys, still not hit the buy button but closing down on it.

Regarding the offset I understand that increasing the offset will slow down the handling, no idea what my current forks are but how noticable will this be? Those salsa forks in 29'er guise have a 45offest compared to the pace' 50 offset.

When I mentioned I liked the way it rode I was refering more to the angles rather than the obvious change going from sut to rigid would make. As I said the current sagged length of my fork is 470mm which puts me in 29'er rigid fork teritory.

I think iv gone off the idea of carbon as it would play on my mind, I think steel is probably the way I want to go. Are there any other decent forks iv missed.

I also need to find an adaptor for my hub to run QR unless someone knows of a rigid steel fork with 15mm bolt through?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:22 pm 
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i bought a set of these for my mountain bike... and they shed the weight nicely and have vbrake/disk mountings

Disc Brake version of the Mosso forks

Vbrake/Disc version of the Mosso fork

Im a 20 stone fatty and tbh i think these are better that suspension forks and make the bike more agile.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:28 pm 
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Sketchyxup wrote:
Cheers for the replys, still not hit the buy button but closing down on it.

Regarding the offset I understand that increasing the offset will slow down the handling, no idea what my current forks are but how noticable will this be? Those salsa forks in 29'er guise have a 45offest compared to the pace' 50 offset.

When I mentioned I liked the way it rode I was refering more to the angles rather than the obvious change going from sut to rigid would make. As I said the current sagged length of my fork is 470mm which puts me in 29'er rigid fork teritory.

I think iv gone off the idea of carbon as it would play on my mind, I think steel is probably the way I want to go. Are there any other decent forks iv missed.

I also need to find an adaptor for my hub to run QR unless someone knows of a rigid steel fork with 15mm bolt through?


More offset will speed up the handling. Gary Fisher's Genesis geometry slackens the head angle and then uses increased offset to keep it from feeling 'dead'.


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