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Carbon cross forks hold up?(8 posts)

Carbon cross forks hold up?markmark
Dec 28, 2001 7:45 AM
I have been looking at replacing a steel fork with either the Woundup or Winwood cross forks. Wondering if anyone had experience with? I am leaning toward the Winwood due to lesser cost and looks. But wondering if the Woundup would have issues with the alum crown and carbon bonding, and if the Winwood would not be flexy or other problems. I do the local cross race series and road riding. Has anyone used these forks?

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re: Carbon cross forks hold up?wspokes
Dec 28, 2001 10:18 AM
I will be interested in seeing any responses also. What advantages of a carbon over steel fork is there with cross? With road riding, there seems to be a definite advantage for the "feel" of a the ride but with cross? If weight is the reason, I guess I will never worry about that reason. Certain areas on bicycles where I won't sacrifice for weight such as seatpost or stem, and with cyclocross, Fork! the cross forks that I have felt and handled (Van dessel) was not a significant weight advantage and was nice but seemed a bit flexy on the bike.
re: Van DesselsThe Walrus
Dec 28, 2001 12:02 PM
I'm assuming this Van Dessel fork was on the Country Road Bob, right? Did you actually ride it, and if so, what did you think? I apologize for getting off the thread here, but I'd like to hear some feedback on this bike.
re: Carbon cross forks hold up?KylelakeDude
Dec 29, 2001 7:35 PM
I think carbon forks give you more power.
They help improve your waddaged.
re: Carbon cross forks hold up?wspokes
Dec 31, 2001 8:13 AM
I believe its wattage!! Thanks for the feedback, are you sure you name isn't riki tiki tavi and I am wspokes, AKA kylelakedude.
re: Carbon cross forks hold up?kylelakedude
Dec 31, 2001 5:24 PM
Yes, you are the Lake dude. I am confused due to ridng
my bike in 3 degree weather since my truck did the Cecil. Man was it cold this morning or what? I better get off
lest my friends catch me in the roadie group.
Steel, straight bladed.buffalosorrow
Dec 29, 2001 2:07 PM
I was considering swaping my colnago straight steel threaded fork for a threadless carbon wound-up cyclocross. After a sales person talked me out of it, he basically stated save your cash to replace your frame once it is: A) damaged B) stolen. Otherwise ride the hell out of it.
And come to think of it a straight bladed steel fork works flawlessly, absorbing the ground, cutting through mud and lasting the test of time. Just make sure the fork is well constructed, I have heard rumors of the Pinarello cross fork being weak.
Cheers
makes sense...markmark
Dec 31, 2001 10:09 AM
saving money always does. Since I use my cross bike on and off the road, I was thinking a carbon cross fork would be little more comfortable and less jaring than steel.

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