DT Swiss XRR470 fixed-blade 29er fork review

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£300

DT Swiss XRR470 Fixed Blade 29er fork

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90.0 out of 5 stars

"Superb lightweight fork, but pricey. Has to prove it’s durable"

Thursday, March 31, 2011 11.00pm By

DT’s cross-country/marathon fork has a maximum rider weight of 95kg (210lb). Our 470mm (axle centre to crown top) test fork was a few grams heavier than the claimed 595g, and that feathery weight comes from an almost complete carbon composite construction.

Post mounts are a bonus on the magnesium dropouts and there’s a well-placed hose guide. Fork offset is only 41mm, which may result in nervous steering if a frame has a steep head angle. The ride quality is superb – better in vibration damping than any other rigid fork we’ve tested.

This article was originally published in What Mountain Bike magazine.

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Specification

Name:
XRR470 Fixed Blade 29er fork (11)
Brand:
DT Swiss
Price:
£300

Weight (g):
604
Wheel Type:
Mountain
Wheel Size:
29
Fork Offset:
41
Crown to Axle Length:
470
Material:
Carbon

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