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my weight is about 110kg. i own a surly karate monkey fork right now. i own a surly instigator fork, too. the wall thickness of the karate monkey fork is smaller, so i think about getting a more stable one (if available) from different brands.
how does the salsa 29er fork compare to the karate monkey fork?
or are my worries about the karate monkey fork unfounded?
 

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The Salsa fork will ride smoother, but it will flex more than the KM fork. You'll be fine on the KM fork at your weight.
 

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I'm your weight (or more) and have had great luck with the Salsa fork on two different bikes. It's plenty stout with good steering precision without being flexy. I think it has a good balance between comfort and strength.
For comparison, I previously had one of the longer Niner steel forks which was too flexy and an offbrand shorter fork that was actually too stiff and unforgiving.

 

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Hi, is that the older Salsa Cromoto Grande?? the one that comes with the true temper ox platinum tubing???

Were all the older models (the ones without the stainless steel dropouts) made with this tubing??
 

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henryhb said:
hi!

my weight is about 110kg. i own a surly karate monkey fork right now. i own a surly instigator fork, too. the wall thickness of the karate monkey fork is smaller, so i think about getting a more stable one (if available) from different brands.
how does the salsa 29er fork compare to the karate monkey fork?
or are my worries about the karate monkey fork unfounded?
is a nice alternative. It may be a bit longer then the OE KM fork though @ around 480mm A to C.
 

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I put a Waltworks custom steel fork on mine. Made a hell of a difference in ride quality. Walt will build for your specific weight... $275.
 

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Tessaiga said:
Hi, is that the older Salsa Cromoto Grande?? the one that comes with the true temper ox platinum tubing???

Were all the older models (the ones without the stainless steel dropouts) made with this tubing??
Yes, that's one of the older all steel forks in the picture. I've had it a few years and don't remember the specifics of the fork. Sorry.
 

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The 2011 Kona P2 forks are burly-er than past years. Bigger tubes for sure. I've also been told that the wall thickness went up.
 
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