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my Pace carbon that I have for sale. Used less than a year, very light and has a great ride. I bought a Blacksheep and got the ti fork with it so I don't need the Pace anymore. $200 shipped if you are interested.
 

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Bontrager Swithchblade Race x-lite carbon

The new Bontrager Swithchblade Race X-Lite carbon over Aluminum is wonderful. Compliant, light, inexpensive (relatively) and well backed. It weighs 950 grams, which is 180 grams more than most of the other carbon forks, but it is stronger and at least as compliant. It retails for $299 but I got mine from my LBS for $235. Designed to take the place of a Reba 80-100 with suspension correction.

A very good option, especially when compared to the Origin 8 - Black Ops which is not fully suspension corrected and doesn't have much in the way of support.

I suggest you at least consider the Bonty.

Jerry in Tucson
 

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JerryQ said:
A very good option, especially when compared to the Origin 8 - Black Ops which is not fully suspension corrected and doesn't have much in the way of support.
I sized-up the Origin-8 with the stock RLMC29er fork and for all purposes shares the same geometry. The stock RLMC29er fork is suspension corrected for 80mm, as is, I believe the Haro Mary.

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JerryQ said:
The new Bontrager Swithchblade Race X-Lite carbon over Aluminum is wonderful. Compliant, light, inexpensive (relatively) and well backed. It weighs 950 grams, which is 180 grams more than most of the other carbon forks, but it is stronger and at least as compliant. It retails for $299 but I got mine from my LBS for $235. Designed to take the place of a Reba 80-100 with suspension correction.

Jerry in Tucson
OK, so what is the deal with the aluminum over carbon? Cost? Strength? Marketing? Are there any head to head tests out there comparing it to a full carbon fork?
 

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Check these links.....

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OK, so what is the deal with the aluminum over carbon? Cost? Strength? Marketing? Are there any head to head tests out there comparing it to a full carbon fork?
Here are some links to reviews that I have done on the Switchblade and On One's Carbon Superlight. Enjoy! :D

http://twentynineinches.com/2006/10/02/first-impressions-bontrager-switchblade-race-x-lite-fork/

http://twentynineinches.com/2006/10/12/on-one-superlight-carbon-29er-fork-first-impressions/

http://twentynineinches.com/2006/10/26/update-on-carbon-rigid-fork-testing/

http://twentynineinches.com/2006/12/04/update-on-carbon-rigid-fork-testing-part-2/
 

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Easy to get the logos off the option 8?
The company is Origin8, the fork is the Black Ops. The only logos you can remove are the black and white triangles on the outside top of the stanchions, the rest are sealed.

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Pahearn,

Which of the Origin 8 forks did you get, disc or v brake? How much do you weigh and what type of riding do you do on it? What handlebar are you using and can you elaborate on your impressions? Thanks
 

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I got the disc version. I weigh 180 lbs, probably 190 with gear and I ride light but agressive. I do send it off smooth stuff under 2 feet with caution of course. Handlebar is an aluminum riser. Here's some more elaboration on my thoughts:

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=262938&highlight=black+ops

...since then I still think it's great and haven't had any problems ...yet. We'll see.
 

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Read Guitar Ted's review!

I have got the On One fork on my Retrotec and while its a great fork, I really do see the merit in the handling comments posted on TwentyNineInches.com ....

Its interesting food for thought ...

Its a very fast fork and nice and beefy .... so it really depends on what you are looking for in a fork ...

I would love to try the Bonty Switchblade with 38mm offset to compare ... would be very interesting ....
 

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Pace rc31

I am using a Pace RC31 (420mm) for my non-suspension corrected geometry. It works great, and you have the choice of disc, or the optional bolt on rim brake kit. It is stiff light, and a little compliant through small rock gardens and bumpity bumps.

Make sure your fork matches your previous geometry (that is if you liked your previous geometry). Bontrager and Pace give you options for different crown race to axle lengths.
 
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