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I am looking for a rigid fork for my 29er and am looking for some terminology. What are the forks that have a shape similar to a suspension fork (Pace, On-One, Bontrager) refered to. This is in contrast to the forks that have the traditional fork shape (niner karate monkey)

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mhemberg said:
I am looking for a rigid fork for my 29er and am looking for some terminology. What are the forks that have a shape similar to a suspension fork (Pace, On-One, Bontrager) refered to. This is in contrast to the forks that have the traditional fork shape (niner karate monkey)

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Niner, karate monkey etc are called uni-crown. Pace, Bontrager style used to be called a composite fork because of the use of different materials, don't know what people call them now.
 

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mhemberg said:
I am looking for a rigid fork for my 29er and am looking for some terminology. What are the forks that have a shape similar to a suspension fork (Pace, On-One, Bontrager) refered to. This is in contrast to the forks that have the traditional fork shape (niner karate monkey)

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I think the term you're looking for is "segmented".
 

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JimN said:
I think the term you're looking for is "segmented".
I think composite is correct.

Segmented usually refers to forks such as Waltworks, Sycip, Sibex, etc.... multiple (usually five) segments, same material, welded/brazed together.

Lugged - legs and steerer are brazed into a cast or stamped crown.

"Type II" - Potts unicrown with larger diameter upper portion (brakes and above) with smaller diameter lower legs slipped/brazed into them.
 
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