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Wound-up vs. Time Equip Pro vs. Serotta F1???(5 posts)

Wound-up vs. Time Equip Pro vs. Serotta F1???Chip
Mar 8, 2001 4:21 AM
I'm planning upgrading my bike with a carbon fork in the very near future. Any recommendations? I'm going to threadless with a Chris King headset. I'm not to sure about carbon steerers? I love to climb to the weight savings would be great, but I equally love to hammer on my descents and steer flex has me nervous. My bike setup is a Serotta CSI (25th anniversery) w/ full Dura Ace and soon to be Spinergy Xaero's wheels.
re: Wound-up vs. Time Equip Pro vs. Serotta F1???pmf
Mar 8, 2001 4:49 AM
What about Look HSC or Reynolds Ouza Pro? Both of these are light, top notch forks. I have an HSC2 with a King HS and TTT Forgie stem. Its a 1'' carbon steerer with 1 cm spacer. Its a stiff, light set-up. You can knock a fair amount of weight off your bike by doing this. Go with a light fork and don't fear a carbon steerer unless you use lots (more than 2 cm) of spacers. If you do like lots of spacers, then use one with a metal steerer.

I have also heard good things about the Ouza Pro although I have never ridden one.
Faced the Same Decisiongrz mnky
Mar 8, 2001 9:42 AM
I faced the same decision with my Serotta Legend Ti with an older Time fork with a steel steerer. Ultimately I went with the Reynolds Ouzo Pro with the 1" steerer and 43 mm of rake. The rake spec matches the Serotta F-1, but is considerably lighter and cheaper. However, if I had to do it again I would go with the Ouzo in the 1-1/8" steerer since it's bcoming more standard. I also went with the Chris King NoThreadset and the Ritchey stem. Last night I just installed the Ritchey WCS, there are fewer options on sizing with this model and it comes with a shim, but it is very light at 130 g. and has beautiful workmanship with nice design details. The Ouzo really upped the handling and the weight savings are in the 1/2 lbs. range. I've had it for about a year and it is holding up great - I've even had one minor wreck. All of your choices are good.
Faced the Same DecisionChip
Mar 8, 2001 12:43 PM
Isn't the steerer size dependent on the head tube size on you bike? I don't believe you would be able to fit a 1 1/8" steerer into a bike originally setup for a 1" steerer? Please correct me if I'm wrong.
Faced the Same Decisiongrz mnky
Mar 8, 2001 2:03 PM
Chip-

Well one would think so but you can actually get a Chris King NoThreadset 1-1/8" with the same diameter as a 1". It only leaves something like 1/16" of aluminum inserted into the head tube. This was one of the things that kept me on the 1" side.