|Quality steel forks vs. carbon forks||Chicago_Steve|
Jul 23, 2003 9:50 AM
|I've been considering a new road bike to add to the stable and am partial to the high end steel frames. Manufacturers like Independent Fabrications, Steelman, Kelly and others make some sweet steel forks to go with their frames.
The steel forks come with a pretty good weight penalty. How do these steel forks do with smoothing out the vibration in comparison to a good carbon fork? Besides weight any other downsides to a steel fork?
|None, except weight.............nm||MR_GRUMPY|
Jul 23, 2003 1:27 PM
|Steel forks ride better!||the bull|
Jul 23, 2003 3:34 PM
|Just heavy thats all!|
|Steel forks ride better!||Leroy|
Jul 23, 2003 4:19 PM
|I have chromed steel forks on my Gios and they ride great.|
|Steel forks ride better!||tarwheel|
Jul 24, 2003 7:36 AM
|I agree. I also have a Gios with the chrome steel fork, and I can't imagine a carbon fork that would ride any smoother. The bike my Gios replaced was aluminum with a carbon fork and transmitted MUCH more road vibration than the Gios. I take the extra 1/2-pound of weight any day.|| |