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Anyone ever put a CX fork onto a road bike?(3 posts)

Anyone ever put a CX fork onto a road bike?ralbert
Apr 20, 2002 12:46 PM
I'm poor, I love my single speed road bike, and i know i can fit 700 X 28 (maybe 30's) on the bike--i love them for commuting. I'm thinking about cross though, and using this bike for racing. The bike's light as hell, so it'd be great for shouldering if need be. Mainly, i'm not worried about mud clearance; i'm more worried about braking power, and strength of the fork. Could i put a Vicious or Independent Fab cross fork on this so i'd at least have one set of canti's in front? What would it do to the bike overall? Is it worth it? Bike's shown below--airborne zepp single speed with profile fork. Thanks--Ross
re: Anyone ever put a CX fork onto a road bike?jrm
Apr 20, 2002 2:18 PM
Sure i suppose you could. But its stay/tire clearance that you need on a cross bike. it also helps when you whack the rwheel outta true..
Call Independent Fabrications ...IFRider
Apr 23, 2002 3:29 AM
They should be able to give you good advice. I would avoid putting a cross fork on it as it would be longer than your current fork. A good steel road fork should give you more clearance for a fatter tire. Road calipers will limit the clearance for mud, but you could always get IF to weld on canti's on the road fork. You should also explore putting canti's on the rear then. If it were mine, I would just get a road fork and leave well enough alone.