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I Just Want A Fork

Bryan67

Chimp
Nov 23, 2007
83
0
Fresno, Ca.
OK, I`ve got everything I need for my Working Class Hero but a a good rigid fork. I`ve been waiting for some new product but its just not coming. BTI has nothing I like in stock either. I want a 10mm axle NO brake fork. Identiti would do or even a DMR. All these companies claim to make one but no one has any for sale. Or they are in some place like POland. Any ideas? Oh yeah, I am in the US.
 

Stoked

Turbo Monkey
Nov 28, 2004
1,813
1
LI, NY
try to get in touch with doberman or ns bikes. they have some good looking rigid forks coming out. also no disc tabs.

ns

 

Bryan67

Chimp
Nov 23, 2007
83
0
Fresno, Ca.
In the Doberman pics I`ve seen the forks have HUGE dropouts. The Cheaper NS fork is listed at BTI but not in stock. Plus it weighs nearly 4 pounds! The lighter one (In your picture) is kinda short but still nice and not available yet. Plus it doesn`t help that they are in Poland.
 

Graydog

Chimp
Nov 28, 2007
15
0
H-Town
You could take a look at the Fire Eye Stroker. Its allitle taller at 435ATC. Looks pretty good, but has some ugly brake bosses that could be easily taken care of with a dremel tool.
 

Bryan67

Chimp
Nov 23, 2007
83
0
Fresno, Ca.
I`d rather not buy a new fork only to have to carve it up to my liking. I hate to whine here but it looks like everyone is "Coming out" with a fork soon but has nothing in stock right now. The weather here is beautiful and its killing me not to be able to ride.
 

cornfed

Monkey
Jul 30, 2007
199
0
Just get the NS from BTI. You're not going to find much lighter and still maintain strength.
 

cornfed

Monkey
Jul 30, 2007
199
0
Actually, they have the 14mm DMR, no disc/v tabs. it will work fine w/ 3/8" stepdown hat washers.
 

Bryan67

Chimp
Nov 23, 2007
83
0
Fresno, Ca.
No one has NS forks in stock or at least no one in the US and I would really hate to use any kind of adaptors if I can help it. (But I may have to) and I definately won`t buy a new fork only to grind averything off of it and re powdercoat it.
 

cmc

Turbo Monkey
Nov 17, 2006
2,059
5
austin
OK, I`ve got everything I need for my Working Class Hero but a a good rigid fork. I`ve been waiting for some new product but its just not coming. BTI has nothing I like in stock either. I want a 10mm axle NO brake fork. Identiti would do or even a DMR. All these companies claim to make one but no one has any for sale. Or they are in some place like POland. Any ideas? Oh yeah, I am in the US.
i used to have the bmx bias against suspension forks. . . until i actually rode one for a while. now i never want to go back to rigid. are you going to mostly street and skatepark riding, or DJ and trails too?
 

Bryan67

Chimp
Nov 23, 2007
83
0
Fresno, Ca.
Just some street and dirt. I have no need for suspension nor do I want the extra expense and weight. I like to keep things simple. I just heard from Identiti and they are sold out for about a month. So hopefully one of the other companies will come through for me.
 

Bryan67

Chimp
Nov 23, 2007
83
0
Fresno, Ca.
I just saw some Axiom forks on Ebay for cheap. At best these would a temporary til I can what I really want. Does anyone know anything about these? I can`t find a website for them. Are they a decent length?
 

Evil4bc

Turbo Monkey
Jun 17, 2005
1,080
0
Nor-Cal
I know Demololition make a 26" fork now as well as supercross .

These are 26" crusier froks thought , they really arnt many rigid MTB forks availible for freestyle MTB right now . Possibly somethng better wil be availible around SeaOtter .... stay tuned
 

Bryan67

Chimp
Nov 23, 2007
83
0
Fresno, Ca.
Yeah, I think the Axiom forks are too short too. I don`t want to spend a $100 bucks or more for something to ride a couple months until something better comes out so i may just have to wait it out. Sea Otter is like a month away though right? Thats a lot of choice riding weather wasted....
 

BikeSATORI

Monkey
Apr 13, 2007
723
0
one world...
I think Axiom was an OEM brand for Norco.

That's too bad the Rebates are out right now. Try contacting GMD here, I know he has been lightly pondering building and selling a basic rigid fork, but I have no idea how busy he is at the moment or at what cost they would be sold... may be worth a try though, and no doubt it would be a super sick set of legs, exactly how you would want them too.


Hey Brad, email me one of these days when you get a chance and let me know what's up, I've still got a bike on hold waiting...