Although the world of mountain biking is full of high tech suspension, designed to even out bumps and lumps off road - it’s sometimes best to take a step back away from the latest trends, and consider a more purist mountain biking option. That’s exactly what many of our customers do when they consider purchasing a rigid mountain bike fork.
The advantages of choosing a rigid mountain bike fork are clear. As well as requiring almost zero maintenance, rigid forks save a massive amount of weight, whilst also doing a good job of soaking up uneven trails. It’s also true that with larger mountain bike wheels being available, the requirement for a suspension fork is much smaller, with rigid forks and larger wheels providing a comfortable, connected riding experience.
As with anything in the world of mountain biking, budgets vary and there are almost an endless number of options to choose from, that’s no different with rigid MTB forks. At the bottom end of the mountain bike fork range are rigid forks manufactured from steel, with materials increasing in quality and lightness up to carbon fibre rigid forks. Carbon fibre forks are not only lighter than steel forks, but are also better at soaking up the uneven surfaces found off road.