Carbon vs steel vs suspension

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by Ken M, Nov 25, 2005.

  1. Ken M

    Ken M Guest

    I was just web shopping / browsing for a fork to replace my suspension
    deal and WOW. I didn't realize the weight difference between carbon and
    steel. I was at nashbar and a rigid steel fork weights in at about 1330
    grams while a carbon weights in at 480 grams. If my conversion math was
    right that works out to be just over 1 pound for carbon vs almost 3
    pounds for steel. If thats accurate I cant' even imagine what the
    suspension deal on the bike now weights. I think I will opt for the

    Thoughts, comments questions feedback???


  2. maxo

    maxo Guest

    Didn't see the carbon weight listed on the site, but I'd venture the
    weight savings as being around a pound as the steel fork they sell
    isn't the sveltest thing in the world.

    Didn't even know they offered a carbon atb fork!

    If you've got the money, why not?

    Though for rough and tumble riding, I'd save some dough and get the
    steel one.