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Anyone know thw weight of a 1999 Trek 5500 Fork??(4 posts)

Anyone know thw weight of a 1999 Trek 5500 Fork??Nate552
Jun 15, 2003 9:52 PM
Just wondering If I should upgrade?
Thanks
re: Anyone know thw weight of a 1999 Trek 5500 ForkChen2
Jun 16, 2003 10:17 AM
I replaced my 1998 5500 fork, stem, and handlebar and lost about a 1/2lb. My new fork is a Reynolds Ouzo Pro, Stem is an Easton EM90. Bar is a Deda Newton. I think it was worth it. My frame is still in great shape. I still have the '98 fork but don't have a good way to weigh it. The Trek for is more aluminum than CF.
re: Anyone know thw weight of a 1999 Trek 5500 Fork??gray8110
Jun 16, 2003 8:23 PM
The fork in question is an Icon Air Rail - Trek's mainstay fork until last year.. it was bulky at just of 600 grams but unlike what the previous poster said, it is Carbon Fiber, the steerer however is a steel alloy. If I'm not mistaken, wasn't the 1999 5500 a threaded fork/headset.. in that case the fork might lose a few dozen grams.. but you'd gain it back in the stem.
Took another look.Chen2
Jun 19, 2003 10:33 AM
Took another look at my forks last night. The '98 Ikon has a steel steerer (threaded) and aluminum crown and dropouts. The aluminum extends into the fork legs down from the crown and up from the dropouts. There is a lot more metal than carbon fiber. The Ouzo Pro fork seems to be all carbon fiber except for the dropouts. As best I can weigh the two there seems to be about 1/2 pound difference. The Ouzo Pro rides better. I have an extra (1" steerer) that I took off of my wife's old bike.
~Al