5pc welded design
Most conventional mountain bike forks are "unicrown" - made with one piece legs that swoop around to form the crown, meeting the steerer tube at angles anywhere between 45 and 90degs. We think the less bending that goes into a tube the better, which is why we prefer to cut and weld the tubing rather than bend it. It also gives much better mud clearance.
470mm 29in V/Disc - special on-one 47mm rake, designed to enlighten the handling of your big wheeler.
a Weekend Warrior
from Marin, CA
Date Reviewed: May 11, 2007
Strengths: Came with On-One Inbred frame. Stiff, supple, takes the edge off most bumps.
Weaknesses: Don't care for the dual brake option, would have been happy with a disc only fork (which they now offer)
A much more substantial fork than it has a right to be. Came with My Inbred 29er frame, though I would put it on for giggles. Was more than pleasantly surprised at how the fork took the edge off small bumps and tracked like a slotcar on rails. Originally planned on a suspension fork for this bike but as a result of the pure riding pleasure I have experienced from this fork I will be leaving it on the bike fo the time being. Coudn't be happier, overall.
Because of the chainstay configuration?
I've only seen other riders go down rocky trails on this bike. They seem to just glide along without making any noise. So the first thing I notice is that the chainstay is ABOVE the chain!
Does it help? Any "reduction of chain slap?" Anybody with experie ... Read More »
I'm a tall rider - 6'4", in east coast. Would love to get a Tallboy LT, but too expensive. Therefore considering a Superlight 29 RXC, XL frame.
Any thoughts / opinions for a tall guy? I've yet to ride the Superlight, but if it's anything even close to a Tallboy it seems like a great deal.
Other bi ... Read More »
Bored as heck since it's been raining for a week. Just got a Superlight 29 and was wondering what you experts would upgrade first-for around a couple hun and besides tires. Thanks for any input.Read More »
Posting the cliche question trying to find the right bike for my 5'6 (31" inseam) intermediate girlfriend. We are definitely going Santa Cruz, and trying to decide which option is more confidence inspiring/fun to ride?
Superlight 29- 29" for rollover confidence and probably overall ... Read More »
Trying to figure out the best bike for my 5'6 (31"inseam) intermediate Girlfriend.
I had planned on a Superlight 29, to give her a little bit more wheel to keep up with and the rollover confidence a 29er brings.
Then I started wondering if the Blur TR is a better alternative. No 29" wheels, b ... Read More »