RoadBikeReview.com's Forum Archives - Cyclo-Cross


Archive Home >> Cyclo-Cross(1 2 3 )


How are the Kona 700c forks?(5 posts)

How are the Kona 700c forks?Colin_S
Nov 1, 2002 3:05 PM
Hi,

I ordered my frame and now I need to order a fork. Does anyone have an opinion on the Kona Project 2 700c fork? I like the looks of a straight-legged fork, but don't want to spend the $$ for a custom fork (the Kona is $60 @ Bikeman). My other choice is a regular Tange chromoly fork.

Thanks,
Colin S.
re: How are the Kona 700c forks?The Walrus
Nov 1, 2002 7:05 PM
They track well and have very little flex (which translates into minimal brake squeal), but this means that the ride is pretty harsh. I prefer the Kinesis fork, but that's just my taste...
re: How are the Kona 700c forks?Colin_S
Nov 1, 2002 8:00 PM
What other forks would you recommend? I'd like to go steel to match my steel frame. Thanks.
re: How are the Kona 700c forks?The Walrus
Nov 2, 2002 2:22 PM
The only steel fork I've had any experience with was the noodle that came with the '00 VooDoo Wazoo, and I would never recommend it. In addition to the Kinesis, I liked the aluminum fork that came on an old Redline I had--I think Schwab still sells the Redline. I'm not sure you should get too hung up on having a steel fork for a steel frame; my '99 Wazoo (Reynolds 853) is the greatest thing I've ever ridden, and I've never had the urge to change from the Kinesis fork that came with it.
re: How are the Kona 700c forks?jrm
Nov 2, 2002 6:10 PM
real stiff, track well and arent very forgiving. Its less then the kinesis fork and pretty much the same thing.