$800.00 needing spending -- need help

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by chuy, May 23, 2003.

  1. chuy

    chuy New Member

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    Considering buying some type of carbon component(s) [no flex!!!] for my aluminum frame kona kapu. What would be the most beneficial (all areas): carbon handlebars, fork, stem, headset ?, or seatpost. Budget is around $800.00 and if possible I'd like to get more than one component. Right now I'm eyeing the Reynolds Ouzo Pro fork. Would this flex like a noodle considering my weight?

    Stats: 5' 11" , 180-185lbs , 22
     
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  2. J-MAT

    J-MAT New Member

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    I've used carbon forks for 10 years now and they are the only way to go. I'm at least as big as you and flexing is always a problem for me. I don't think you will find any carbon fork to flex, even a cheap one!!!

    Aluminum frames vary a lot, but one of the common characteristics is stiffness, which is often felt by the rider when hitting bumps. A carbon fork will be stiff but will absorb road shock very well making for a more comfortable ride.
     
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