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carbon cross forksBAM
Jul 7, 2001 11:34 PM
I just built up my new Surley and was wondering if anyone has used the Winwood Muddy Carbon Cross fork? It is about a hundred dollars cheaper(wholesale) than the Wound Up. Any feedback on any carbon cross forks would be appreciated.
re: carbon cross forksaru
Jul 8, 2001 10:05 PM
I'm sure it does the job but its way heavier than the alpha q fork and the wound-up, also cheaper :)

I ordered a ti fork from china for $150, and I'll report back when it (hopefully, I'm praying) arrives in 2 weeks. It weighs less than all the carbon forks too..
Titanium Cross Fork from ChinaCitius
Jul 9, 2001 5:18 AM
Please tell me more about the Ti cross fork that you have ordered. I found a few places on the net to order them from, but only in 1 1/8 steerer diameter. Do you have a link?

Titanium Cross Fork from Chinaaru
Jul 9, 2001 6:49 AM
where have you found placs to order them on the net? The one I'm ordering is 1-1/8" threadless, though they seem the kind of people willing to do something custom.
you're not gonna put that on your Cross Check, are you?geez
Jul 9, 2001 10:43 AM
WHY??? That's like putting Pirelli P3s on a Honda Civic.
you're not gonna put that on your Cross Check, are you?BAM
Jul 9, 2001 7:20 PM
I would bet that a Honda Civic would run just fine a the Pirelli P3`s as would any Crosscheck on a Wound Up.
why spend more on the fork than frame???yoodoofus
Jul 10, 2001 6:31 AM
what a waste... the Surly Cross Check was meant to be ridden with the OEM fork, nothing else.
why spend more on the fork than frame???BAM
Jul 15, 2001 11:08 AM
If the Surly was meant to be ridden only as OEM, why does Quality also sell the fork by itself? Any bike can be upgraded. The Winwood fork is quite a bit cheaper then the crosscheck frame. It all depends what you like and are willing to spend your money on. I like carbon forks even though the OEM fork is sweet compared to other steel forks I have been on. It is amazing what Surly has done with noname double butted steel. It may be heavier then 853 but the ride is smooth and sweet. Just can`t beat the Surly`s price tag.

BTW It does not take 2 grand to enjoy bicycling. Your message clearly shows your lack of maturity and knowledge.
re: carbon cross forksctxcrossx
Jul 9, 2001 10:45 AM
I was surprised at your post. I was going to do the same post (almost word for word) with the same question. I just got a VooDoo Limba frame and was considering the two carbon forks. I have done some research on the Winwood without much luck. I have decided on the Wound up fork. The frame and fork are the heart of any bike, so that's a place where I don't want to go cheap. I know that the Wound up will be reliable and lightweight. That's good enough for me!

re: carbon cross forksctxcrossx
Jul 9, 2001 10:48 AM
Sorry, I forgot to mention one thing that I'm currently investigating. You may want to check on the specs of the fork that you match with your bike. It could alter how Surley intended the bike to ride. I would compare the specs of the surley fork with the one that you're going to get. Again, I'm not sure if there's a cross fork standard, so this could be a moot point. Good luck!

re: carbon cross forksaru
Jul 9, 2001 1:33 PM
if you're going to spend that much on a fork, at least get the best: AME alpha q with your choice of ti or carbon steerer...
re: carbon cross forksBAM
Jul 9, 2001 7:13 PM
What does the AME go for? I was looking into the the Wound Up and Winwood because I can get them through the shop I work at for roughly cost. I haven`t seen the AME before.
re: carbon cross forksctxcrossx
Jul 9, 2001 9:26 PM
I work in a shop too. I just found out that we deal with them directly. Your shop would do the same. Either talk to whoever does the purchases in your shop or give a call to AME.
Offering from Bianchi, cheap too.dpbradley
Jul 10, 2001 12:00 AM

Check out this fork I stumbled across in my travels. Only $150 for this little gem. The address for the fork at the Bianchi online store is:

looks nice eh?
Offering from Bianchi, cheap too.ctxcrossx
Jul 10, 2001 6:59 AM
This looks exactly like the Winwood Muddy cross fork with Bianchi logos on it.