I believe there are two disc ready Kona rigid forks. One is the P2 for 700cc wheels and the other is the Dirt Jumper style fork.the_dude said:i've been riding a kona p2 fork (steel, $60, under two pounds) for about 3 months now, and i've had absolutely no problems with it. granted i don't do any drops more than a foot or two, but they hold up well under normal xc use. fwiw, i'm 150lbs and i usually have another 20lbs in gear on (loaded backpack). i'm sure the surly's are strong as hell, but the curved legs on the 1x1 don't suit my tastes at all. if you're looking for a long travel, suspension corrected fork, i'd look at the karate monkey. but if you're mounting it on a 26" wheeled bike, you'll have to go disc only up front. also, the km fork is a little more portly at over 2.5 pounds. if you're not a big guy, go for the kona, or if you can part with some serious cash, go with a nice viscious fork. my p2 is v-brake only, but i think kona came out with a disc ready one.
I bought one of these 4 years ago. I bea the hell out of it, my buddy Alan also beat the hell out of it. It rocks! I last abused it at the last 12 hr race. Steel: http://www.webcyclery.com/search.php?substring=tangeSSteel said:I remember a thread a while back about rigid forks breaking under "normal" XC use.
I was just wondering how many of you have suspension corrected forks, either Ti or steel, and who makes it...
I like it a lot, but I'm pining for a straight-blade rigid (steel or ti) fork... only problem is that I need a 1" threadless steerer... and I'm cheap.ernesto_from_Wisconsin said:I bought one of these 4 years ago. I bea the hell out of it, my buddy Alan also beat the hell out of it. It rocks! I last abused it at the last 12 hr race. Steel: http://www.webcyclery.com/search.php?substring=tange
I'm not sure where to find them. Here is a link to it on Kona's site http://126.96.36.199/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=KOS&Product_Code=KPT7DF&Category_Code=CKeithG said:Where can I find one of these? Thanks.
I think the axle to crown length is only 390mm on the 700cc P2 and that sounds like it's way too short for a 29'er. Too bad...that would have made a great disc fork for the price.truman said:
You know you want a Teesdale fork for that new 29er Keith. Light, sweet, any color you want, disc, V, both, paint that does not last too long (ok, one downside - - but you can feel less guilty if you need to chanc colors), less than a Vicious or a Kelly. www.tetcycles.com.KeithG said:I think the axle to crown length is only 390mm on the 700cc P2 and that sounds like it's way too short for a 29'er. Too bad...that would have made a great disc fork for the price.