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Hi gang,

I've currently got a Stumpjumper Comp (26") 1x9 with shot forks. I'm shopping for a custom Ti 29er (likely monstercrossi-sh) and am looking to run the front end rigid with a set of White Brothers Rock Solid Carbon Forks - after a few test runs on said fork.

Since the fork trial would have implications to my frame's geometry (e.g., to run rigid or plush), my conundrum:

a. Run 26" version of fork on my current bike (for a more valid test)?
b. Run 29" version of fork on my current bike (and transfer to new frame)?

My riding is aimed at more of the endurance stuff in the Mid-Atlantic (sections of rooty and rocky) and I'm a stone's throw from hitting 40 years of age - so a little experiential musings from the fellow geezers that have started running Viagra forks and the possible toll on the upper body. :D

Thanks in advance!
 

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Your geometry will be more stable on downhills, but the steering will be slowed. So if it's at all technical you may be disappointed. If you just plan to see how it rides, then it will be a sufficient test. If you want a carbon 29er fork that can tear up single track, look at the On One fork. It has more offset, reducing the trail.
 

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i run a rigid 29er fork on my 26er big-hit hardtail in the winter. normally the bike takes a 130mm fork...with a zion 29er fork (sus-corrected to 80mm IIRC) there is only a slight difference in ride height (the 130mm fork is still a bit taller). the bike is designed for DH with a 67' head angle however....

you will notice that the bike steers slower but feels more stable. if anything you might actually like it as the extra stability is nice when riding rigid...
 

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Schmucker said:
If you want a carbon 29er fork that can tear up single track, look at the On One fork. It has more offset, reducing the trail.
Schmucker,

Thanks for the feedback - can you "dumb down that last sentence for Homer"? I've not been too deep into the technical side of the bikes, just the riding side. :)

Kind regards.
 
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