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What is a good budget minded Carbon Fork?(8 posts)

What is a good budget minded Carbon Fork?Caddis_fly
Oct 9, 2001 1:46 PM
I am wanting to put a carbon fork on my bike. What is a good fork for the money? I would like a thread less fork. What are some good brands and what do I need to look for when I am ready topurchase one? Thanks for any info.

Performance forte for $110. nmnestorl
Oct 9, 2001 3:15 PM
Kestrel EMS - $125 direct from KestrelDrD
Oct 9, 2001 3:57 PM
Kestrel is selling their EMS for for $125 if you need a 1" threadless (or threaded, for that matter) fork
Their EMS Pro is $199 for 1" threadless, $239 for 1 1/8" threadless

Great forks!
Kinesis $49 @ Supergopfw2
Oct 10, 2001 2:26 PM

How does it compare to the $100+ forks? Don't know. But I thought you'd be interested.
Kestrel EMS V.S. Easton EC70Caddis_fly
Oct 10, 2001 7:03 PM
Which would you chose? The money is pretty close. Or how about a Profile designes?

Thanks for the information.
cheap carbon usually ain't worth itDA
Oct 11, 2001 5:03 AM
Why do you want carbon? For the look or cool factor? If that's the case, don't bother... cheap stuff is usually just that cheap. And offers no performance benefits over a good steel fork.
I need a new stem and thought I would upgrade fork at same timeCaddis_fly
Oct 11, 2001 5:27 AM
I have got to get a new stem, and thought that I would upgrade to a carbon fork that is thread less. If 150.00 is a cheap no good fork then I might should stay with my Cannondale stock fork and just buy a new threaded stem. The guy at the LBS said that it would save almost a pound off my bike. Is the cheap ones just to flexy or something? Thanks for the help.
Looks like Profile BRC !Caddis_fly
Oct 11, 2001 6:28 AM
Well have been shopping around and for the money that I can spend it looks like the Profile designs BRC fork might be the one. So far have not heard any real negatives about this fork. Looks like I can get a new one for around $200.00 or buy one off the classifieds here for $100.00 or so. Thanks for all the information that I have got from this site.