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Salsa Cro Moto Grande 29" Fork

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Salsa Cro Moto Grande 29" Fork

Salsa Cro Moto Grande 29” Fork

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Classic styles can die hard, and for that, we’re thankful. New trends and sleek designs are great, but a classic, stiff, chromoly fork provides an excellent ride. The steel feel is ideal, as they say. Ok, fine they don’t say that. But it’s true. Enjoy this fork on your 29er and pedal around with the responsive, yet forgiving handling unique to rigid steel forks. It includes fender eyelets and ISO disc tabs. The stainless steel dropouts fit all standard QR wheels, and the classic threadless steertube fits any number of standard headsets.

Features

  • Sturdy carbon construction is lightweight and strong
  • Three-Pack mounts give you the ability to carry a large payload
  • Closed end dropouts sit directly at the end of the fork, making it exceedingly strong
SPECIFICATIONS
Wheel Size 29”
Axle Type 100mm QR
Steer Tube Diameter 1-1/8” Threadless
Material Chromoly
Axle To Crown Length 468mm
Brake Compatibility ISO Disc
Max Rotor Size 203mm
Intended Use Bikepacking, Gravel, CX, Urban, Commuting
Weight 1080g
4.8 / 5.0
9 Reviews
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Great Value
I bought this fork when I needed to replace the stock fork that came on my Trek Marlin 29er. It's really more due to the cheapness of the stock fork, but my bike dropped six pounds when I did this conversion.

It was also my first foray into riding rigid, and it rocks. It's a high quality item, and is a relatively cheap way for a person to upgrade their fork, and develop their skills.

PROS: Durable, Attractive Design, Easy To Install, Lightweight
July 31, 2014
Location:
Eastern VA
HeadShok replacement
Got rid of the pia HeadShok leaker and put this on. Full rigid now. Decent ride on the road and lite trails. Relatively easy swap on the C'dale F4. This bike had a lot of life left and a cheap fix to keep it going. Good looking too!
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January 7, 2017
Location:
SoFlo
Excellent Fork
One of the best rigid steel 29er forks on the market. Just as good as a custom steel fork costing 2-3 times as much. I have 2 of these and love them. Decent in the rough stuff and helps to make the bike climb fast and easily up the steepest hills.

PROS: Durable, Easy To Install, Attractive Design

CONS: Heavy
July 15, 2013
Location:
Albuquerque
Still one of the best
Salsa's Cromoto Grande was around before I started riding 29er's and has always had a reputation. It is no-nonsense, no frills, but it doesn't need to be anything more.

The build quality is good and it shows when you ride it. Nothing makes a 29er track better than a rigid fork and this one does it all in style and for not a lot of green.

Keep one around with a crown race installed for fast swap-outs when you aren't going all day rocky downhilling.
October 28, 2012
Location:
Michaux, PA
Well done Salsa!
As advertised. Great fork. I used it to complete my project build 29er rigid bike. Fit nicely in my Cane Creek headset . Super solid build and craftsmanship. Not very heavy at all, glad I chose this fork over a carbon, Im old school so having some old fashion metal up front gives me peace of mind.
June 30, 2017
Purchased
3 months ago
Location:
Houston TX
Excellent choice for steel.
Jension shipped my order promptly and made it easy to return the product. Customer service was excellent.

PROS: Easy To Install, Durable, Attractive Design, Lightweight

BEST USES: Casual Riding, Mountain Biking, Upgrade
February 21, 2016
Location:
Lexington, KY
Stiff, Light, Compliant
Nice steel fork for the money. Compliant for a rigid steel fork. It's a good ride.

PROS: Looks Nice, Nice Ride For The Price, Compliant

BEST USES: XC, Soul Riding
October 4, 2012
Location:
Central, NJ
KICK BUTT RIGID FORK!!
Put these on my trek mtb & haven't looked back since. Got rid of my cheap suspension forks that came standard on my bike & cut 4lbs off my bike. Love the extra control rigid forks give the bike. Great product & reliable service from jenson as usual.

PROS: Lightweight, Durable, Easy to Use

BEST USES: Mountain Bikes, Commuting
June 21, 2016
Location:
tampa fl
This steel is real
I needed to replace my cracked fork on my Raleigh, did some research and reviews which brought me to this great priced fork. It's a pretty piece for sure I actually bought another one for my project bike now I hits two! Ride is stiffer compared to my Raleigh xxix that's all I can relate it to.

PROS: Lightweight, Easy To Install, Attractive Design, Durable
April 27, 2013
Location:
Phoenix AZ

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Wondering if this will work on a 22" Kona Kula 29er? Read on a MTB forum that some bloke had great success with the Salsa Cromoto, but he didn't give the frame size of his Kona Kula.
bernini on Oct 2, 2016
Just wondering how much offset this fork has?
Adam on Jun 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This fork has a rake of 45mm.

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