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Cyclocross Fatty Forkbluebike
Mar 31, 2003 8:51 AM
I recently purchased a used 2002 Cannondale Cyclocross with a Fatty Fork (1-1/8"). The bike is team blue and baby blue. For all I have read, the standard fork is supposed to be indestructible, but that is not the case here . . . I suppose since this bike was ridden professionally.
Does anyone out there know of a replacement Fatty I could get my hands on, or could you recommend another good and possibly better cyclocross fork?

I don't plan to race, but I am semi-aggressive. I do enjoy flying over potholes and diving into dirt and I am doing a short bike/camp trip soon. However, I also ride the occasional century and I commute to work via bike, soon I like to go fast and light when I can. I need a balance of strength/durability.

Also, I am looking for a new wheelset. How are the Mavic Open Pros/Ultegra Hubs for my style of riding?

Thanks much! I would appreciate any comments.
Bluebike2
re: Cyclocross Fatty ForkTCN
Mar 31, 2003 11:02 AM
With regard to the fork, I really like my Independent Fab cyclocross fork. Might be a little on the high side, but worth it IMHO. Of course my N is small.

As for the new wheel set, I would opt for CXP33's as opposed to the open pros. A little heavier, but you'll appreciate the added strength.
re: Cyclocross Fatty ForkGrampy
Apr 6, 2003 2:57 PM
This winter I purchased an Alpha Q CX and love it. I ordered mine with the Ti steerer.

As for wheels I'm a huge fan of Velomax. Try the Orions.