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Profile Carbon ForksAlex Galbraith
Feb 5, 2002 4:24 PM
Has anyone ridden either the Profile ACD fork (400g aero fork)or the Profile AC fork(345g fork)??

I'm trying to build a lightweight bike for v.hilly time trials and am interested in buying an all carbon fork. I have a few worries about lateral flex (when climbing out of the saddle).

Any recommendations would be much appreciated!

Thank you!!
All I know...geof
Feb 5, 2002 7:54 PM
Is my BRC Carbon fork with carbon steerer was a TOTAL noodle... One ride, and it was gone to someone on Ebay. I am REALLY happy with my all carbon HSC3 however. Very cool looking and very solid all the way around.
All I know...Kurt VF
Feb 6, 2002 9:33 AM
Geof, how much do you weigh, what is your frame size, and is it a 1" or 1 1/8"??? I'm going to buy a fork but I'm very leery of carbon tubes because I weigh 195, have a 1" headset, and the frame is 58cm. I have a stiff alu frame and don't want a mismatched limp noodle fork.
All I know...g-money
Feb 6, 2002 11:41 AM
I weigh about 200 and run a 1-1/8" steerer. The BRC had the newer "aero" blades that I thought would be more stiff. However, I was quite disappointed. The carbon steerer on that fork was bonded to an aluminum crown. My Look has a one piece carbon build and is much more stiff. Both laterally and fore/aft. I don't notice any real flex at all and the response is very good. My frame is about a 54 give or take, and it's also a compact frame. So, it's very stiff.

The observations on this site tend to lean away from full carbon 1" forks, but given today's technology I think you would be fine in the upper end (time, look, colnago, etc.) they are pricy, but you get what you pay for.
All I know...merckx56
Feb 6, 2002 2:45 PM
if you have a 1" steerer tube, get the profile bsc. i have the cro-mo steerer 1" version, in both threaded and threadless. it's not the lightest fork out there, but at 180, a 16 pound bike is of little help to me anyway. it is plenty stiff and the straight blades look cool.
I had a specialized m4 with a time fork that had a carbon steerer and it was a complete noodle. the frame was very stiff, but the fork just wasn't matched properly to the bike. it felt very unbalanced and i sold the bike. looking back, i should have just changed the time fork for yet another profile!
i've had great luck with the profile bsc and the fact that you can pick one up relatively cheap is a bonus too!
Thank you so far.....Alex Galbraith
Feb 6, 2002 6:36 PM
...but I figured I would just add a little more info -

The fork will be a 1 1/8" threadless fitting into a Trek OCLV120 frame (58cm C-T). I weigh in at 160lbs (not at the mo' but when I am racing!).

The other fork that a friend recommend was the Easton EC90, and someone said they heard that thenew Columbus Muscle was good.......

Any more thoughts would be much appreciated!

Alex G