Carbon vs steel vs suspension



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Ken M

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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
carbon.

Thoughts, comments questions feedback???

Ken
 
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maxo

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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.
 

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