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Carbon CX forks...(6 posts)

Carbon CX forks...Setzer
Apr 5, 2001 4:44 AM
anyone using them? Since I'm looking for a new frame and fork
I saw some carbon cx forks, looks great. Paired with the alu zonal frame it would be a reasonable light setup. But will the forks hold. I mostly ride the mtb courses and parks surrounding my hometown . I will ride some races this year and for the rest of the year the bike will double as my roadbike.
Any input is welcome.

Thanks Setzer
I don't use one but I see lotsclimbo
Apr 10, 2001 5:01 AM
of the Wound Up forks at races. A lot of the pros were using them too, maybe they had to but I'm sure they are nice !!
Hey climbo...Setzer
Apr 14, 2001 11:44 AM
you ride your cx bike in ss mode, right. I was thinking of converting my current cx bike in a ss. It's an old specialized crosssroads hybride bike small framed easy to toss around. I got it real chaep so there's no point selling it, so I thought I could convert it. I wil use it for riding around town commutting to work and on the mtb courses overhere. I had a ss mtb but I disassembled it because I didn't like the way it rode. So I have some knowledge on the ss thing.
Do you got any advice, about gearing and stuff like that. Do you run a singlelater? cause the spesh doesn't have track dropouts.
I can get surly hubs overhere in Holland, there 32 hole I think that would work( I'm 65 kg). If it's possible post a pic of your Batavus.

Thanks
Setzer
How'd you know that?climbo
Apr 16, 2001 6:57 AM
yes I ride a SS CX bike and it is an old 70's Batavus (from your homeland!) so it has horizontal dropouts. You can easily run a singleator or other tension device on your Specialized. Surly's work fine, is your bike 135mm spacing?. Find an old road/track hub and use that is the other option. I usually run a 38x17 with the option of going to a 16 or 18 freewheel depending on the race course and conditions. In the pic I have it set up as a 42/15 fixed gear using a flip-flop hub.
How'd you know that?Setzer
Apr 18, 2001 1:40 AM
Saw you mentioning it somewhere in an earlier post. The Specialized has 135mm spacing, I now run Deore hubs but since it's a steel frame I could easily change that to 130mm if I wanted to.
The road hubs and spacing them out is an option but I like to run the Surly's though, in my opinion it gives a cleaner look and a stronger wheel. For the tension I was thinking about the Rohloff chaintensioner, it's costs as much as the singleator overhere.
I will use it mostly for commuting to work and riding to shops. I was thinking about a 46/15 or 46/17 setup. My CX bike has a 36/46 setup on the front which I use all year round. Also 170 or 175mm cranks, I will mostly using it on road and a little on dirt.
Let me know what you think about that.

Thanks
Setzer
sounds fine to meclimbo
Apr 18, 2001 6:20 AM
Surly hubs are great, use whatever size cranks you feel comfortable with, I use 175's, same as my road bike. As for the gears, sounds OK to me for flat riding, good thing is it's easy to change if you need to.