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THOUGHTS ON FORKS(4 posts)

THOUGHTS ON FORKSMG
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!!

rattled.