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Aero forks(6 posts)

Aero forksIwannapodiumgirl
Jan 19, 2003 8:51 PM
As an aid to recovering from my recent illness I am using an upcoming tag team triathlon as a training goal... of course, I am doing the cycle leg (40kms)!

I have read some posts hear that an aero seatpost does not provide an advantage, in fact can be disadvantageous. However, what about aero forks?

I am not building up a tri specific bike (yet seriously thinking of a time trial bike as I intend to club race in the second half of the year), and I'm wondering whether swapping out my fork on my Bianchi XL EV2 to say Time Sprint or other aero fork will be beneficial?
re: Aero forksmja
Jan 20, 2003 3:01 PM
Perhaps better luck posting your questions here: http://www.slowtwitch.com/cgi-bin/gforum.cgi?forum=1

I'm curious about the benefits of an aero fork also.
67.96.232.196gray8110
Jan 20, 2003 3:22 PM
re: Aero forks
OK.. that was bizarregray8110
Jan 20, 2003 3:27 PM
I'm not sure why it did that.. anyway.. What I typed on the original message was this:

I don't have a sourced scientific answere, but what I do know is that in the tour at least the maximum length of a fork's air foil was reduced drastically before this years tour.. a number of teams USPS included had to change their forks.. Lance's TT bike had a a foil of at least 2" until 2002 when the fork seemed to be the same fork that appears on the 5900 (maybe a 1" foil) I don't know if there is an advantage, but the fork is the largest source of drag after the rider and the front wheel. If they are requiring a reduction in fork depth, I would assume it makes a fair difference.
Lance's new forkRacingtiger
Jan 20, 2003 8:12 PM
He switched to a narrow fork because the UCI(they suck) now has a limit on fork width.
Forks and wheels interactKerry
Jan 20, 2003 5:08 PM
There is no "best" fork, because there is a strong interaction between forks and wheels.