Carbon Forks???

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by James Godley, Jan 29, 2003.

  1. James Godley

    James Godley New Member

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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.....
     
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  2. xavier

    xavier New Member

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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.
     
  3. RalleighOke

    RalleighOke New Member

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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.
     
  4. steve

    steve Administrator
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    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!
     
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