White Brothers Rock Solid 29 Carbon Rigid 29er Forks

DESCRIPTION

Lightweight, stiff, compliant. With 34mm carbon legs and forged aluminum crowns and dropouts,The RockSolid 29er fork will make your machine a precise, feather-weight,singletrack screamer. Standard QR dropouts 74mm post mount disc brake, max 185mm rotor 34mm carbon stanchions Alloy crown, 44mm offset Approximate weight 1.6 lbs For 29" wheels only

USER REVIEWS

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[May 20, 2015]
Doug
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Tracks well, durable

Weakness:

My forearms after 50 miles of punishing Moab trails.May have to get a Reba for Moab next time..

(Avid Rider) I am 190LBs and ride a lot of technical trails in Colorado and Moab. I mean, I am beating the absolute snot out of this fork! This fork handles the punishment quite well!! Great buy for the Money!

[May 30, 2014]
Slackadaisical
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

I think you get a lot of fork for the money.

Out of the box it appeared solid and well designed. The fork shipped with clear instructions and cautions, regarding the steerer tube cutting, installation, usage & maintenance.

Build quality, fit & finish are impressive. The carbon fibre legs are extremely well anchored in the over-sized stanchions and yoke. I like the glossy black painted aluminium and carbon look. Very stealthy!

In use the fork has proved to be money very well spent. The front of the bike is now both noticeably lighter. The increased rigidity has not made the ride harsher, with small vibrations absorbed very well. These shock absorbing properties, coupled with a large volume 29er tyre lead to a more a more adventurous time off road. In fact, the brake judder I experienced with the original steel fork has completely vanished.



Weakness:

The over sized stanchions do mean a tight fit with regards to the brake disc bolts. The stated weight of 771g seems optimistic, as the pre-cut weight of the 29er 490mm model approached 970g. The lack of cable guides is a minor annoyance.

I chose this fork as a replacement of the steel one that my Singular Swift shipped with. Across the board, it s a higher quality fork. This being the first carbon component I've fitted to mt bike, I felt I might be taking a chance with a carbon fibre fork. It's more confidence inspiring than the steel fork it replaced.

Reviews of cheap carbon forks have highlighted issues with build quality, finish and 'fluttering' under aggressive usage and hard braking. This carbon fork avoids these negatives, with the added benefit of this fork being available in different lengths, in both 26 & 29er sizes.

I would argue that if a rigid fork is required, then for the money I'd say your options are pretty limited to the White Brothers Rock Solid 29 Carbon Rigid 29er Fork. This is no bad thing!

[Aug 09, 2013]
Blue Sugar
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Light, precise, maintenance free, looks cool

Weakness:

Not like suspension

This replaced the heavy steel Redline fork on my MonoCog 29er. The biggest advantage is steering precision. The bike goes exactly where I steer it even at speed. It's also lighter and makes the front end easier to wheelie. It gives a slight improvement in shock absorption although I expected more. It's not a suspension fork and tires and your body will still absorb most of the shock. It accepts a 185mm brake rotor.

As far as durability I'm not worried. I weigh 165 and don't beat on my equipment. You can see the fork flutter over bumps and under braking but carbon is made to do that so it shouldn't be a problem. If you're a heavy or abusive rider maybe then you should have cause to worry.

I scored mine used for $150. $350 is a lot for an Asian-made rigid fork, but based on the way it boosts your bike's performance and reduces weight. I'd say it's worth it even at that price. Plus you'll never have to adjust it or fuss with blown seals.

[Jan 21, 2010]
JOHNNY
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

I ROLL ON A HARO MARY SS 29ER. LOVE THE BIKE BUT I NOTICED A BAD VIBRATION UPON FRONT BRAKEING W/STOCK FORKS. I SCORED A SET OF WHITE BROS CARBON FORKS. PROBLEM SOLVED! I LOVE THEM SUPERLITE, & THEY LOOK LIKE A MILLION BUCKS. VERY HAPPY. P.S. THE HARO MARY SS IS THE BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK. TRUST ME I RODE EVERY 29ER OUT THERE. PERFECT FOR THE WEEKEND WORRIER.. PEACE, J....

Weakness:

THERE MSRP. @ $360

THEY ROCK!

[Nov 03, 2009]
Tasselhof
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Light, stiff(where i need it) and has a little flex (where i need it), post mount.

Weakness:

Price maybe lower

Great fork, 830gr uncut

Similar Products Used:

Marin Muirwoods 29 stock rigid fork

[Aug 31, 2009]
Anonymous
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

very light, looks cool

Weakness:

flex, price

The jury is still out on this one. I swear that I climb better with a steel fork but the shock asorbtion on the small stuff is nice. The steel fork will roll over roots and rocks better whereas the WB carbon will bounce you backwards on some stuff. You have to wheelie over it or hit it real hard on the uphills or it will kill your drive. That said, the harder you ride this fork the better it seems to work. You can see it flex in the parking lot when you hit the brakes. Have a nice steel fork on order and will update this later. Hopefully a lighter steel fork will be better.

Similar Products Used:

just steel forks

[Jun 17, 2009]
zollman
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Lightweight, good on the uphills!

Weakness:

To much flex, Terrible Shuddering and vibration on the steep descents (we live in some big mountains)

Check out other forks

[Apr 27, 2009]
Joe_Jitsu
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Light! Good-looking. Did I mention light?

Weakness:

Not as confidence-inspiring as steel.

This fork is light; almost scary light. It has served me well on everything from gravel roads and cyclocross racing to full-on Northwest rooty, rocky singletrack descents. But in the back of my mind I always wonder "How badly did I mangle the carbon in that last crash?"

I continue to use this fork for gravel road races and endurance racing, where the trail conditions and style of riding don't subject it to such sever punishment on a regular basis. I have switched to a steel fork for winter riding and more gonzo type stuff. And I use a Reba when I think the going is gonna get *real* rough.

Similar Products Used:

Salsa steel; Quiring custom steel; Reba suspention

[Jan 27, 2009]
D1PHAM
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

-Extremely light.
-Dampens well.
-Handles like a champ.
-Looks great.
-Fits a 26, 650B, and 29 inch wheel.
-Handle small bumps very very well.

Weakness:

-1 year warranty.
-160MM rotor max.

Great handling fork. Dampens and handles small bumps very well for a rigid.

Similar Products Used:

NA

[Jan 13, 2009]
mtbnachos
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Light, steering, anti-shock

Weakness:

Expensive, just a bit flex on corners, only 160 rotors

Wow. This fork is so light and fun to use. I hammered this fork last weekend on some technical single track and it took it like a champ. Quick steering, climbing is a breeze. Im definitely using this for racing.

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