Carbon Forks???



James Godley

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I've got rather an old MBK frame, it's Columbus sl tubing, which I imagine is somesort of CrMo/steel affair. Now, carbon forks seem all the rage at the moment. I understand they flex more than aluminium and absorb a lot of road buzz.
Have carbon forks become popular because most frames are now aluminium and need a bit of cushioning?

In which case would they be a waste of time on my no ally frame.....
 

xavier

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If you have the money defiently going to a carbon fork will be a nice upgrade.

To save money you can go with one with a CroMo steer tube.

I am sure you will feel the bike newer and a little lighter.

Give 'em a try.
 

RalleighOke

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My brother-in-law also has carbon forks. The weight will be reduced, but he told me the main benefit for him was the better response in steering his bike.

I say, if you have the money to spend and you really want it....then go for it! Anything that will make you feel more happy with your bicycle.
 

steve

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Originally posted by James Godley
I've got rather an old MBK frame, it's Columbus sl tubing, which I imagine is somesort of CrMo/steel affair. Now, carbon forks seem all the rage at the moment. I understand they flex more than aluminium and absorb a lot of road buzz.
Have carbon forks become popular because most frames are now aluminium and need a bit of cushioning?

In which case would they be a waste of time on my no ally frame.....

They are lighter, help absorb bumps and look pretty trick! I've found the cheaper ones flex more than I like, it might pay to try a few you you can.

cheers!