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Columbus carbon forks--opinions?(2 posts)

Columbus carbon forks--opinions?Fignons_ponytail
Oct 6, 2002 5:35 AM
Anyone have the Columbus Muscle or Carve fork? How stupid does the Muscle fork look in person? It's tough to tell from the pictures--some angles it looks great, others it looks like a big chicken drumstick. I hear it's a great fork, I'm just not sure about the aesthetics. Also, can you remove the "Muscle" decal from it?

How about the Carve? It seems like a great value ($170 from Totalcycling) and from the little I've read, I've only heard good things?
re: Columbus carbon forks--opinions?Juanmoretime
Oct 8, 2002 1:53 AM
I've been ridding a Muscle for about a month and a half. In person, the fork looks better than anything else out there. More importantly, it rides as well as the best of them. It steers very percisely around corners and absorbs shock very well. I rode the Hilly Hundred this weekend and decending over 50 MPH it felt great! The word muscle is embedded in the carbon fiber, so it's there to stay. You can get a Muscle from Supergo for $199 or $219 depending upon whether you need a 1 or 1 1/8 steerer tube diameter. My previous fork was a Reynolds Ouzo Pro. The Muscle's performance is about equal and looks better.