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Old 01-13-21, 04:58 PM
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This is for 700c/29er but it gives you an idea of the kind of weight you might really be looking at. 1 lbm = 453.6 grams. The lightest aluminum suspension forks are about 3 lb, barely more than chromoly; and the heaviest are about 6.

There are superlight steel forks that deflect a lot, but they are not appropriate for a mountain bike.

Enve carbon road fork 370 grams
Salsa Waxwing fork (carbon gravel bike) 520 g
531SL fork (one example) 734 g

Surly Cross Check fork 1050 g
Salsa firestarter fork (heavy duty chromoly) 1200 g
RS SID SL (premium XC fork): 1326 g
RS Reba (nice XC fork): 1586-1662
RS Judy Gold (inexpensive but ok): 2009 g
RS Zeb (heavy duty enduro): 2230 g

Marzocchi Bomber Z1 Coil (trail fork) 2,525 g
RS Judy TK (steel stanchions, coil spring) 2545 g
Suntour NEX (coil spring, hydraulic lockout): 2550 g
RS 35 Silver - have not found a listing, but surely north of here
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