|The One One Carbon Fatty Fork|
So, before I get any further, here's my standard disclaimer, with an addendum...
NOTE: Large doses of "my opinion" will be handed out in gloppy dollops today. You've been forewarned..... And: Both forks mentioned were purchased with my own money. I am not being bribed, nor paid for this post.
(sigh!)...Okay then, with that outta the way, here's the way I see these choices for your fat bike. First up, the On One Carbon Fatty. This fork is, as the name implies, carbon fiber and surprisingly enough, so is the steer tube. It comes in black or white and has some ridiculous clear coated graphics. Price from On One direct is $248.46, give or take a bit depending upon currency exchange rates.
- 470mm Axle To Crown length
- 55mm offset
- 590 grams cut to fit a Large Mukluk
- Rear Standard Brake Mount
- 10mm QR axle only
- 135mm OD
|MRP's Fat Fork|
- 468mm Axle to Crown length
- 43mm Offset
- 990 grams cut with star nut (Carbon is 910gm uncut)
- Front Standard, post style brake mount
- QR axle only
- 135mm OD
Comparisons: The On One fork seems to win on paper with its direct swap-ability, lighter weight, and lesser price. However; that is tempered somewhat since your hub choices are limited going forward and you need to deal with a carbon compatible pre-load plug to adjust your head set. (These can be a bit frustrating depending on the style, plus they cost more than star nuts do.) The MRP fork doesn't have hose guides, which is unforgivable in 2014. Both forks do not have any provisions for bottle cages or Anything Cages, which may be a negative for you. The MRP's price is 100 bucks more, and that's hard to swallow, but it does get you into the modern world when it comes to hub/brake standards, and it isn't carbon, which for some folks is all they will need to know to choose it.
Okay, so how do they ride? See Part 2 HERE.