Whiskey's No.9 MTN Boost fork is light, reliable and efficient made of raw UD carbon. It features 2 3-pack mounts to hold additional water and gear as well full internal routing for a dynamo light cable. Thinking of swapping out your fork for your touring setup, this could be a great option. This stiff and very lightweight fork is long enough to replace forks with 120 mm to 130 mm of travel, including forks on the Surly Krampus or Karate Monkey.
This fork will handle great climbing and touring with the usual drawbacks of riding a rigid bike on technical descents. Here's what T.J at bikepacking.com had to say on this...
"Yes, you do feel like a pogo stick at times riding rigid, but that’s a sacrifice I’m willing to make for such a light, compliant, and efficient fork."
"Crushing gravel miles on this fork is a dream. All of the small bumps and vibrations that gravel and dirt roads dish out can take their toll on your hands and shoulders during long rides, causing upper body fatigue and possibly even long-term issues. Given its vibration dampening characteristics, carbon does wonders to minimize these effects and keep the small bumps and vibrations in check."
- Axle to Crown Length: 500 mm
- Brake Mount (Fork): Post Mount 160
- Color: Matte Carbon
- Crown Race: 40
- Defined Color: Black
- Front Axle: 15mm Thru x 110mm
- Material: Carbon
- Offset: 51 mm
- S.H.I.S. Stem Clamp Diameter: 28.6
- Steerer Type: Tapered
- Steerer Tube Length (mm): 280 mm
- Wheel Size: 29" , 27.5+ , 29+
- Max Rotor Size (Fork): 180
- Maximum Tire Clearance (Fork): 29 x 3", 27.5 x 3"