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Advice needed: Which fork for a Colnago Master XLite?(5 posts)

Advice needed: Which fork for a Colnago Master XLite?Helix
Mar 23, 2002 7:53 PM
I'm a 6 ft 200lb+ recreational rider whose winter project is building up a 59 cm Colnago Master Xlite frame. I can't decide which fork to use: Colnago Flash vs. Force vs. Star vs. another carbon fork. How do these forks compare in terms of stiffness and ride qualtiy? Is the only major difference between the three Colnago forks their weight and price? Or do they handle differently as well? Should I consider a non-Colnago fork?

Any advice or recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
re: Advice needed: Which fork for a Colnago Master XLite?CT1
Mar 24, 2002 6:18 AM
I had a Star fork on my MXL and thought that the front end of the bike was VERY stiff and harsh. :(

I've got a Flash fork on my CT1 and the front end is a dream. Stiff AND smooth. :)

Keep in mind the Star fork is VERY heavy for a full carbon fork. Mine weighed 450 grms. So, the weight difference between the two isn't as much as you would hope.

I'd recommend going with the Flash.

good rides
For the ultimate in performance, try something different.arafat_fan
Mar 24, 2002 1:33 PM
Go with the Colnago steel fork. Heck, they were using it with their Carbon and Ti frames just a few short years ago.
Reliable high-performance. It also looks nicer with the Master frame than those hideous carbon jobs.
the flash works great for meColnagoFE
Mar 25, 2002 8:30 AM
6'2" 190 lbs. The Flash is plenty stiff and handles well. Star is lighter but way more $. Not familiar with the Force. I imagine they all ride about the same. The Flash has an AL steerer. not sure about the Force and the Star is all carbon--usually paired with the C-40.
Me too.brian
Mar 25, 2002 10:46 AM
Haven't tried the others, but the Flash is very responsive and easy on the arms over the long haul.