White Brothers Loop 29 29er Forks

5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $695.00

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Product Description

Loop from White Brothers sets new standards in fork performance for 29'er bikes. Aura damper technology uses magnetic technology to connect you with the trail in a comfortable, efficient manner. This fork features five compression damping positions and of course adjustable rebound and preload so you can really dial it in to suit your needs.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by duggus

Date Reviewed: June 26, 2013

Strengths:    Looks
Internals are MADE IN THE USA! How awesome is that.

Weaknesses:    Honestly, none.

Bottom Line:   
I've ran a couple different 29er forks before - a Rockshox Reba and SID XX most recently. The Loop beats them all. After the short break-in period, the fork is like butter on the trail. The (I think patented?) magnetic threshold "lockout" lever on top works amazingly well... fully open it soaks up any and all trail chatter and makes the ride super smooth. Fully on the threshold is pretty cool... sort of locked out but if you hit a ledge or anything it will let loose and absorb it. There are like 7 clicks so you can dial it in with how much threshold you want… brilliant design. I sometimes like to run it half open on some more flowy trail, as it still soaks up hits but pedals out of the saddle better.

I think I read on a review either here on MTBR (product review article) or somewhere else, that the only little nit-pick they had was that the thru-axle was a 2 handed operation. White Brothers must have fixed this because I have yet to use 2 hands on the axle… it works much better and easier than the one on my SID did.

I put the Loop 120 on my Kona Hei Hei 29 which is factory spec'd with a 100, and it was a good move. Makes the bike feel a little more "all mountain" than XC.

A++ for this fork. I even had a new decal set made in blue to coordinate :)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jisch a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: December 1, 2012

Strengths:    Smooth, linear travel

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
I really wanted a Fox 34, but I just couldn't swing the price. I read some good things about this fork, but I don't know anyone who has one. I found a deal and got it for $600 - I just couldn't justify the extra $400 for a Fox.

This fork replaces a Fox 32 120mm on my RIP9. I could never get full travel on the Fox. The extra 20mm of height is definitely noticeable, in a good way. The RIP feels a lot better on the downhills with the extra travel - I give up a little in the steep climbing department, but not enough to cause concern.

I found this fork easy to set up and after 3 months of hard use its still working great. It has loosened up a bit with use - but I just added a little more air and its fine - just the seals wearing in. Its an incredibly smooth fork that is linear through its travel. I live in NE US and ride on extremely rocky trails, so a good fork makes things a whole lot better. I have bottomed it out a few times, its not harsh. I get full travel on a hard ride and 90% travel on most of my rides. I've had a quite a few instances where I buried my front wheel in a rock, I had that "here we go, over the bars" feeling, but the fork just sucked it up and I kept on riding.

So far, it really seems like a good, cheaper alternative to the more expensive options. It seems about as stiff as the Fox 32 was - no complaints, I wonder how much stiffer a Fox 34 would feel?

I do a lot of my own work, but I usually leave fork work up to the bike shop. Given how few of these things there are around, I wonder if any bike shop will touch it.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Universal Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Fox 32

Bike Setup:   '10 Niner RIP9

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