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Easton 2003 EC90 SL fork(3 posts)

Easton 2003 EC90 SL forkWOY
Nov 30, 2003 7:54 AM
I am just about to get one of these fork, however I don't seem to see a lot of people using such fork. I am wondering if anyone has any experience with this fork?

re: Easton 2003 EC90 SL forkrussw19
Nov 30, 2003 12:10 PM
YOu don't see a lot of people on them because they had some issues with the 2002 version of this fork. The 2003 and 2004 are redesigned to be stiffer and stronger. The 02 EC 90 forks were a little too flexy for most people and Easton had a few issues with the steerer tubes. They seemed to be a little too thin.

Another big issue for Easton is that the factory they made their forks in and their magnesium stems in was a military contract facility.. when the US went back into Iraq, they lost use of the factory as that factory reverted to some military contracts. So avaliability was always poor on those forks and the mag stems after 9/11.

The new 03/04 forks are nice, but I don't know about availability. Are you thinking of purchasing based on seeing the fork, or just based on seeing the ads? If you have a place to buy it where the fork is actually available, then get it, it's a great fork and it's super light.

re: Easton 2003 EC90 SL forkWOY
Nov 30, 2003 11:46 PM
Thanks Russ,

You always have great answers and input to multitude of things.

Back to the fork, Performance has them for $299 (Easton is doing a $50 rebate for their EC90 SLs and SLXs) I have heard about the quality issues with the 2002 EC90s which were suppose to be made in Mexico. I had a 20% off coupon and that made the fork a great buy if the quality is OK. You seem to be on the ball with the supply problem as Performance Bike is actually listing them as out of stock at the moment and they should be them back in stock at the beginning of December.