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Anybody notice a difference with a carbon steerer?(5 posts)

Anybody notice a difference with a carbon steerer?speedisgood
Nov 18, 2002 10:03 AM
In other words, is it worth it to get a carbon steerer vs. aluminum assuming all else is the same? I'm wondering if carbon steerer will damp vibrations a tad. Thanks!
re: Anybody notice a difference with a carbon steerer?Juanmoretime
Nov 18, 2002 10:51 AM
I doubt you will notice a difference. The dampening properties should be built into the blades of the fork. I have two carbon tube forks and would say it's more of a weight issue than stiffness. I honestly can't tell any difference between an aluminium, carbon or steel steerer.
re: Anybody notice a difference with a carbon steerer?altidude
Nov 21, 2002 8:24 AM
easier to damage, that's about all I notice.
It's all about the weightKerry
Nov 18, 2002 5:09 PM
That's the "only" reason to go to CF steerer. Some choose them because they're hot stuff, but there is no real performance difference, except as you define reduced weight as a performance improvement.
re: Anybody notice a difference with a carbon steerer?jw25
Nov 19, 2002 10:29 AM
I just went from a steel-steerer ro a carbon steerer fork (1"), and apart from weight, there's no difference. I'm around 150 lbs, and even climbing hard out of the saddle, everything feels solid up front.
The new fork is a Columbus Muscle, old was a GT Edge, weight difference is around 200 grams - that I can feel.