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winwood muddy cyclocross fork?(5 posts)

winwood muddy cyclocross fork?keeshadog
Jan 19, 2003 7:00 PM
i'm looking for a fork for my interloc cyclocross frame. i'm looking at a kona project 2 cromoly fork. i'm also considering getting a more expensive carbon fork. i've seen a carbon fork by winwood, but havent heard anything about it. no reviews, nothing. anyone know anything about it? also, any other relatively inexpensive carbon options? i'll be using it almost exclusively for road use, with some light trail riding also.
any ideas would be appreciated.
re: winwood muddy cyclocross fork?heldveld
Jan 20, 2003 8:05 AM
Its the same carbon fork used by Bianchi on the Axis just relabeled. It is also identical to a Sintema fork (not sure if they are the mfg. of all the varieties). No personal exerience but, this may help you find reviews.
re: winwood muddy cyclocross fork?TWD
Jan 20, 2003 8:48 AM
I've put over 2000 mi, on the rebadged Winwood fork on my Axis last year with no complaints.

It has plenty of mud clearance, doesn't seem to flex much under my 200+ lbs, and hasn't broken, though I've thrashed it really hard racing and trail riding. Seems to ride nice enough.

I've heard lots of people say bad things about this fork, I'm not sure why though. I don't have any experience with the more expensive carbon forks, so who knows maybe they are a lot better.

The Winwood probably isn't all that light for a carbon fork, but I've never weighed it, and couldn't care less anyway.
Similar experience...Wayne
Jan 20, 2003 10:40 AM
I've had mine on my Redline since the original fork bent. I've used it for a season and a half of racing (probably 20+ races) and a multitude of miles on the road and dirt trails. No complaints, it seemed to dampen the ride noticeably when I first got it, it was relatively cheap, I've never noticed any flex, and it's still in one piece.
re: winwood muddy cyclocross fork?TB
Jan 20, 2003 5:52 PM
I have been using one on my Steelman Eurocross for about 6 months now with no complaints. Its not the lightest fork out there with a steel steerer, but it seems bomber, soaks up the bumps a little more than the steel fork I took off, and has lots of mud clearance. I got mine on eBay for $75.