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'Cross Forkdcm311
Nov 25, 2001 4:08 PM
I'm looking for a relatively inexpensive 'cross fork suitable for racing. My options ths far have been the Kinesis CrossLight for $120 and the Biachi Carbon for $200. Are there any others available or anyone have a used one?
re: 'Cross Forkbn
Nov 25, 2001 4:47 PM
Soma (cro-mo) $79.95, Redline (alloy) 134.99.
re: 'Cross Forkdcm311
Nov 25, 2001 7:52 PM
I don't want a Cro-Moly touring type fork that is heavy and has all the pannier stuff. Th Redline would be fine, but it is more expensive than the Kinesis probably of the same quality. I wouldn't be surprised to find that Kinesis made their forks. Another thing I stumbed upon was a Chinese titanium manufacturer that supposedly makes ti cross forks for cheap (I couldn't find one on their site, but I e-mailed them). Here is the website:
http://www.xacd.com.cn/about.htm
re: 'Cross Forktill
Nov 26, 2001 1:48 AM
I just found this site/discussion board yesterday and thought Id pipe up here.

I ordered a bunch of stuff from these xacd guys while Im on a cycle touring holiday in china. Sadly I couldnt actually get to their factory in Xi'an but I will say that they have shipped all the stuff to my home in Australia via EMS no problems. I cant say I have tried any of the stuff yet - that has to wait untill I get back to Aus.

They seem like a nice bunch of guys and shipped the gear no problems. Say hi to ``Porter'' from Jamie (Aus bike tourist in china) if ya mail em again!

Weightwise Id be suprised if a good chro-mo fork was really much heavier than a ali one and it would ride much nicer as well probably.

cya,

till
re: 'Cross ForkAINTNOSUCKA
Nov 26, 2001 6:12 AM
I think you can pick up a Steelman for around $160. It may be pricey, but it's light and doesn't have the failure rate of some of the boutique brands.

Trust me on this, you wanna pick a fork you can trust lest you end up ass of tea kettle with a busted helmet.
re: 'Cross ForkAINTNOSUCKA
Nov 26, 2001 6:18 AM
whoops, edited version:

I think you can pick up a Steelman for around $160. It may be pricey, but it's light and doesn't have the failure rate of some of the boutique brands and sketchy knockoffs.

You wanna pick a fork that is dependable. Otherwise you may end up ass over teakettle with a busted helmet.
cheap AND light?SUcka
Nov 26, 2001 6:24 AM
you must be high, pick one and go with it
Kinesis and Bianchi/Winwood not that lightflyweight
Nov 26, 2001 3:20 PM
The Bianchi/Winwood fork and Kinesis fork are not all that light. The steel 531 sloping crown fork off my Gunnar weighed 1lb 9 oz. A Kinesis of almost identical steer tube length clocked in a whopping 1 ounce lower and the Bianchi/Winwood fork was the same as the Kinesis. Seems like a lot of money to save 1 whole ounce.
Kinesis and Bianchi/Winwood not that lightbikeboy_23
Dec 5, 2001 11:15 AM
A guy I used to work for paid $1000 more for a bike that weighed 1 whole pund less than mine. Needless to say, that job didn't last!!!