|THOUGHTS ON FORKS||MG|
Jun 19, 2001 11:04 PM
|I'M BUILDING A BIKE AND HAVE A QUESTION ON FORKS.
I weigh 210 lbs, are certain forks better for a rider of my weight than others?
Any I should stay away from?
I'am building a columbus genius tube set and want to save some weight.
Using dura ace group with ksyrium wheels
|Look at Kestrel EMS Pro?||RhodyRider|
Jun 20, 2001 11:19 AM
|My Litespeed is built with a Kestrel EMS carbon-fiber fork and it is superb. My fork is from 1997 so it does not have the newer carbon steerer tube (it's Al, I think.) I'm in your weight range, so after almost five years of hard riding on this fork I can confidently state that it is a very durable component. Vertically compliant to soak up "road noise", yet horizontally stiff for great handling. Check it out. (I've read good things about the Reynolds Ouzo Pro, too, FWIW.)|
|This just in....||grz mnky|
Jun 20, 2001 2:47 PM
|We just found out that the funny play noticed in my buddies Wound-Up fork was due to the fact that the steerer had failed. He's a strong rider, but not heavy nor is he agro. Maybe Wound-Up isn't the best for you.|
|grz, I know you are a smart guy ...||rattled|
Jun 22, 2001 7:54 PM
|and I assume you wrench. Could it have been that your buddy's stem was overtorqued? I have heard some stories to that effect with lots of stems/forks lately ... I am pretty sure those W-U's have carbon steerers...
Incidentally, anyone out there with a carbon steerer, if you are not tightening your stem w/out a torque wrench, you are asking for it!!