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Good Cheap Carbon Fork, Oxymoron?(9 posts)

Good Cheap Carbon Fork, Oxymoron?snwbdrhoon
Nov 26, 2002 6:47 AM
Can someone suggest a good yet cheap carbon 'cross fork?

Does such a thing exist?
re: Good Cheap Carbon Fork, Oxymoron?1x1 Speed Craig
Nov 26, 2002 11:33 AM
I'm not sure what you mean by "cheap", as the term is pretty subjective.

You may want to check out this one at Chuck's Bikes. Standard disclaimer...I don't have any affiliation with the company. I have just ordered items from them in the past.

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re: Good Cheap Carbon Fork, Oxymoron?atpjunkie
Nov 26, 2002 1:45 PM
Winwwod would be good and cheap. I'm not sure about the quality. Cyclocrossworld has the best selection. The Alan w/ Alloy Steerer is a good fork at a reasonable price from a reputable cx mfr. They have a long and fine tradition in cx, I'd trust their products
Not that I did much comparison shopping...Wayne
Nov 27, 2002 5:31 AM
but I think the Winnwood is about as cheap as carbon cross forks get. I've been using one for about a year now (including 20+ races, several have been quite muddy this year) and I've got no complaints. It is comparable or lighter than what I had on the bike before, seemed to dampen the ride somewhat, haven't noticed any flex, and it's still in one piece!
Winwood, $200s installed.Pack Meat
Nov 27, 2002 7:00 AM
I mail ordered mine from here
It was about $180 with shipping and $20 to put it on. I really like the way it rides. I put it on a Fondriest and shaved almost a pound.
TryEager Beagle
Nov 27, 2002 9:33 AM
depending on your idea of "cheap":-

I have their road fork which is nice - not tried the CX though.

Good CarbonFork?jjohnson05
Nov 30, 2002 5:53 PM
Fro what it's worth, last weekend I say a young rider, about 140 lbs., get more than a litle bruised when both of the carbon blades on his Bianchi cross bike came unattached from the frok crown at the same time.
What fork was it? nmEager Beagle
Dec 2, 2002 6:37 AM
What fork was it?atpjunkie
Dec 2, 2002 9:59 PM
I think Bianchis come with a winwood fork. I've never broke a fork but I broke a bike at the head tube welds (early MTB) so I know the feeling OUCH! it's so freaky feeling your bike split in Twain. I think the Alpha Q's are going to be the best by their design. The wound ups look too spindly to me but I bet are great. I wouldn't trust any 1" all carbons for big or aggressive riders. Alpha Q has a Carbon Ti fork that looks sweet. I'll stick to alloy or steel. I'll take the jarring for the 45 or so minutes with piece o' mind