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TCR1 fork upgrade... good idea?(6 posts)

TCR1 fork upgrade... good idea?gnailuh
Jan 22, 2003 9:41 PM
I've been told the 2001 tcr1 carbon fork with alum steerer is 540g or so. How does this fork compare to other carbon forks out there? Like the easton ec70, muscle, look and such? Do you guys think it's worth it to dish out a couple hundred $$ to upgrade to a full carbon fork at 350g or so?

How is the Easton EC70 fork... I'm more interested in the comparison for this fork compared to the stock tcr1 fork.

Thanks.
EC-90, or pedal harder = get strongerTrek Racer X
Jan 22, 2003 11:49 PM
The stock TCR is a good fork for a stock fork, very aero, and still very compliant.
With the exception of fork rake, all your'e really looking for is saving weight. Even an Alpha Q sub 3 fork, at supposedly 299 grams, will save you a little over half a pound. (But that's stationary weight.) Rotational is worth more. IMO, just take a $hit before you ride, and save a pound or so of stationary weight.

EC-90 weighs 335 or so, and is a great fork.

IMO, pocket the $$, and do more base miles and train smarter, and more consistent.

My 2 cents.
-Andrew
what's rake got to do with it?....nmRusty Coggs
Jan 23, 2003 5:25 AM
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what's rake got to do with it?....nmTrek Racer X
Jan 23, 2003 9:48 AM
A greater or less rake angle would change the riding characteristics of the bike.

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OH,ok.........Rusty Coggs
Jan 23, 2003 12:20 PM
..not clear in the original post.Thought maybe you were thinking the Giant fork being straight,had no reke:common misconception.Peace
re: TCR1 fork upgrade... good idea?motta
Jan 23, 2003 6:42 AM
That seems kind of heavy. My 98 threaded steel steerer TCR fork weighs around 450 grams. I would confirm that weight before buying a new one.