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Quality of Performance Forte products?(4 posts)

Quality of Performance Forte products?Jimminy Cricket
May 20, 2001 6:59 AM
I am considering buying some Performance Forte parts and I would like to know the quality of the forks, handlebars, stems, and seatpost. Does Kalloy make the bars, stems and seatposts? Any idea who makes the forks? Any users of other Performance products who are happy?

re: Quality of Performance Forte products?keith m.
May 20, 2001 7:22 AM
someone on this board said that kinesis makes thier forks. I like thier tires (panaracer of Japan). Once I ordered a stem for a threaded fork from them, they sent me the wrong size so I returned it, but I was'nt very impressed with the quality of it. Bought a saddle from them which I liked alot (very comfortable) but it broke a week later (the railing poped out).
WYPFIWYGgrz mnky
May 21, 2001 11:30 AM
What You Pay For Is What You Get

I'm a strong believer in this, but continue to look for "good deals" in terms of quality relative to price and other offerings. The Performance brand stuff rarely competes with the upper end of the market, so you should be comparing the fork to other similarly priced forks. Don't expect it to last or perform as long or as well as a fork costing 2 or 3 times as much. I personally think that most, but not all, of their stuff is junk. I haven't riden their fork, but realize that it's _probably_ some lower end design of a known fork manufacturer and it still allows everyone involved to make a reasonable profit.
re: Quality of Performance Forte products?gwilliams
May 21, 2001 1:55 PM
The handlebars are made by ITM, they appear to be the same thing as the ITM 260 without the extra grove for campy. My weighed 288 grams.