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Anyone knows some good carbon fork for cx????(17 posts)

Anyone knows some good carbon fork for cx????MEDINA
Mar 26, 2002 2:42 PM
In december I buy a CX Cannondale and now I want to change the fork...anyaone knows a good carbon model???

thanks.
and sorry for my english level :P
re: Anyone knows some good carbon fork for cx????Velocipedio
Mar 26, 2002 2:50 PM
A buddy of mine has a Litespeed carbon fork on his ride. Swears by it, but it must be pretty pricey.
re: Anyone knows some good carbon fork for cx????MEDINA
Mar 27, 2002 12:38 AM
is it of the mark litespeed? this on sale?

thanks
re: Anyone knows some good carbon fork for cx????BAM
Mar 27, 2002 5:06 AM
The only pic that I have seen of the carbon fork that Lightspeed has on their Appalachian(sp?) looks to be a Winwood( also used by Bianchi).This fork is not expensive in relation to other carbon cross forks but it does ride nice.
re: Anyone knows some good carbon fork for cx????atpjunkie
Mar 27, 2002 3:07 PM
Winwood and Wound Up are the only makers of Caron X-Forks I know. I think everything you see with other labels is from them.
Both run about $400 which is spendy. I'm a Clydedale so I'm weary of flex. I've heard nothing but good things about both but if you look at Video or Photo's from the worlds those guys are riding mostly Aluminum and Steel forks. I kinda trust the pro's on equipment choice, unless their sponsors prevent them from using aftermarket products they will use what works best.
What fork is the best???MEDINA
Mar 29, 2002 1:50 AM
ok,I agree with you... the majority takes steel or aluminum forks.

but... that fork you consider that is the best one...
What fork is the best???atpjunkie
Mar 29, 2002 8:43 AM
I'd say the Wound Up. They make a great line of forks and it's the model I see the most. Aegis, who makes a superswank carbon cross bike (Shaman) uses a wound up fork. I'd say that is a pretty good stamp of approval coming from a company that knows carbon. Let me know how it rides when you get it.
re: Anyone knows some good carbon fork for cx????fredly
Apr 4, 2002 9:59 AM
The Winwood is a relabeled version of the Sintema Muddy, probably made in Taiwan (as is almost everything carbon, despite what you may hear).
Take another look at the Worlds... you may be surprised at the # of Carbon Forks (good photos at grahamwatson.com). Nijs and Declerq were both running carbon.. Proto Colnago for Nijs, and Alan for Deqlerq. Several of the Empella riders also had next years carbon Empella fork...
re: Anyone knows some good carbon fork for cx????atpjunkie
Apr 4, 2002 11:23 AM
Yea I figured as much about the Winwood as you only see it OEM. I personally like the Alpha Q, I saw alot of them during this season and they are laid up by aerospace geeks here in Southern California (one of the benefits of our downsized military was a bunch of Carbon Geeks needing Jobs). Pontoni and a few of the Americans rode them this year. I still see a domination of metal forks though. Are the Empella's laid up in Europe? Asia? US? does anyone know?
Deqlerq's an Alan? Did they build them for Merckx?
His bike looks like a x modified TEAM SC which uses Carbon Chain Stays as well. Nijs had one of each (Steel, Carbon) we'll have to see what he rides next year. As technology improves we'll see more and more.
re: Anyone knows some good carbon fork for cx????oilburner
Mar 30, 2002 6:19 PM
I have a wound-up carbon fork on my LS Appalachian and am real happy with it. It takes my 190# punishment just fine so far.
re: Anyone knows some good carbon fork for cx????atpjunkie
Apr 2, 2002 9:32 PM
True Temper also makes the Alpha Q Carbon cross fork. It comes with either a carbon or titanium steerer. Runs about $500 U.S. and is being used on the pro circuit. There's another option.
OOOhhhhhMEDINA
Apr 4, 2002 12:01 AM
True Temper Alpha Q Carbon looks veryyy good....:O
OOOhhhhhatpjunkie
Apr 4, 2002 11:01 AM
Yes and they have the race record and riders to prove it. So does Wound Up, but I like the Alpha Q more. I like they way they worked the head tube (I still think I'll get Titanium instead)
OOOhhhhhMEDINA
Apr 4, 2002 11:25 AM
mmmmmm....

is definitive... I will be bought this fork... although he is a little expensive...

it will be a gift for my cx bike

:D
congratulationsatpjunkie
Apr 4, 2002 11:52 AM
you spoil your bike like an only child. Congratulations.
If the fork is a he is the bike a she ?(considering how they fit)
congratulationsMEDINA
Apr 4, 2002 12:15 PM
I believe that this fork will look good on my Cannondale 2002. now I only needs to look for good brakes.
congratulationsatpjunkie
Apr 4, 2002 12:53 PM
GET THE EMPELLA'S or the PAULS

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