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sub 300 fork?(5 posts)

sub 300 fork?jimsawino
Oct 21, 2002 10:29 AM
has anyone tried it, or heard about its performance? i may be in the fork market soon and if it rides well i don't see any reason not to get it.
Here's Onegrzy
Oct 21, 2002 3:41 PM

I've heard that fork failures suck.
Here's Onejimsawino
Oct 21, 2002 7:22 PM
right. i can only imagine the pain associated with a failing fork. the door is completely open to a vast array of potetial injuries (extreme loss of skin, broken bones, torn ligaments, and expensive bike damage) because very little goes wrong when chances for injury are low. but, does the fork fail? if not, i'd like to feel the way a fork feels that weighs 200 grams less than my current fork. you dig?
Here's Onekoala
Oct 22, 2002 7:00 AM
When I spoke with Tom Kellog last(next frame is ti)he suggested I am light enough(165)for an Alpha q sub 300. He says it rides almost identically to the Reynolds Ouzo pro, but is 60 grams lighter. I have read about Alphas cracking on Serrotas and Calfees owners forums and this makes me nervous. Also, Alpha says it is not for riders over 200 lbs, which makes one think. The Reynolds has an excellent track record, rides great, and Tom will paint it. For 2 ounces I will take the Ouzo every time, especially since there is no significant ride difference.
Oct 22, 2002 11:28 AM
I've had the Ouzo Pro on my bike for three seasons with out a single problem. In that time I've had plenty of miles, supurbe handling, and many occasions of over 50 mph, and even a smallish wreck. Do I wish it were 60 g. lighter at the price of durability? Nope. Peace of mind and a bomb-proof front end is way more important than some new marginal design that has all sorts of restrictions. It might work if you live in Florida and just ride tri's. For what it's worth you can ditch that 60 g. with some smart component selections in other non-critcal areas and given up nothing in the fork department. I really don't see the payoff in having the lightest, most fragile fork on the block.