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Look HSC-3 fork. 1" steerer.(3 posts)

Look HSC-3 fork. 1" steerer.Sintesi
Nov 29, 2001 6:29 AM
I found a good deal and definitely ready to drop some weight on my bike BUT I do not like a flexy front end at all. I'm coming from a stout steel fork so I'll notice if the thing is a noodle. Should I "steer" (sorry) clear of this fork? I read where this may not be such a hot choice for sprinters or heavier riders. I weigh 160-165. Are any of these very light weight carbon forks very stiff? Ouzo, Easton, etc. . . Keep in mind 1" steerer.

Thanks all.
Stiffest of the lightest,TJeanloz
Nov 29, 2001 8:34 AM
The HSC3 was built to end concerns that the HSC1 and 2 were too flexy. The blades are overbuilt, making this fork considerably stiffer than the earlier editions. But the 1" steerer has a bit of flex inherent in it. I'd say that if you're in a mid-sized or small frame (<59cm) go for it, but the longer headtube of a 60cm frame might make the steerer too noticibly flexy.
Thx Tjean, appreciate it. (nm)Sintesi
Nov 30, 2001 8:17 AM