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Got a new fork for my Titus Eleven 29er.
For now it remains with gears but I am sure I will go single speed soon.
The front end is so light compared to the Reba that was on there before.
I love it :thumbsup:

 

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I had one of James unicrown forks. They have a great feel to them. Enjoy!
 

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Looks like a nice match-up! James forks are around 650-750 grams right? So you have basically dropped over 2lbs off of your front end..... . That bike would be sweet as a 1x9 too.
 

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I hope My fork gets done soon Its been about almost 3 months i guess now, all good things come to those who wait.
 

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N10S said:
Looks like a nice match-up! James forks are around 650-750 grams right? So you have basically dropped over 2lbs off of your front end..... . That bike would be sweet as a 1x9 too.
With an uncut steerer it was just over 800 grams. The steerer was really long but more important I had ordered mine with the 070"wall tubes.
 

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Somebody can talk about this fork vs. a steel rigid fork?. I don't liked the Sibex ti fork on my 26" and now I have a Vicious on my SS 29er Fireline.
 

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The only steel fork I can compare it to is the 4130 Surly KM fork. The BlackSheep is so far above the Surly, there's no way to compare them.
 

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netanimic said:
Somebody can talk about this fork vs. a steel rigid fork?. I don't liked the Sibex ti fork on my 26" and now I have a Vicious on my SS 29er Fireline.
I have two Black Sheep frames, one geared and one singlespeed -- the geared has a Black Sheep Ti fork and the singlespeed has a Black Sheep steel fork. For me, there's no difference in ride quality, just a few hundred grams in weight (estimating the weights). I will say that both forks are nicer than other quality steel forks I've had (a Bridgestone MB1 and an IF). I should note that I originally had a segmented style Ti fork from James (the one referred to above is a unicrown much like the one shown in this thread) and it was too flexy for me, so after consultation with James I ended up with the unicrown Ti and am very happy with it.
 

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PeT said:
I have two Black Sheep frames, one geared and one singlespeed -- the geared has a Black Sheep Ti fork and the singlespeed has a Black Sheep steel fork. For me, there's no difference in ride quality, just a few hundred grams in weight (estimating the weights). I will say that both forks are nicer than other quality steel forks I've had (a Bridgestone MB1 and an IF). I should note that I originally had a segmented style Ti fork from James (the one referred to above is a unicrown much like the one shown in this thread) and it was too flexy for me, so after consultation with James I ended up with the unicrown Ti and am very happy with it.
This is the problem that I fear, I weigh 200 pounds!!!
 

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This is the problem that I fear, I weigh 200 pounds!!!
To be clear, the unicrown Ti fork is perfectly tuned and not too stiff and certainly not too flexy. The same goes for the steel fork James made. It was the segmented-style Ti fork that was too flexy.
 

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netanimic said:
This is the problem that I fear, I weigh 200 pounds!!!
I weigh 190 w/o gear and never had a problem with it. I now have James Faith fork.
 

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netanimic said:
This is the problem that I fear, I weigh 200 pounds!!!
If you're going with a custom builder like Black Sheep you have nothing to worry about. Tell him your weight and about your riding and I'm sure he can make sure the fork is sturdy enough for you.
 

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njbiker66 said:
all good things come to those who wait.
James is probably just waiting until he has all his balls in a row before he knocks out your fork. ;)

PeT, that's interesting that you feel the ride quality is identical between the steel and ti forks. I have a ti unicrown and like it well enough, but can't help but wonder why there are so many steel forks and practically no other ti ones, when the same certainly doesn't apply to frames. :confused: Maybe a ti fork built to be as stiff as steel doesn't have enough of a weight advantage to attact a lot of buyers?
 
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