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new fork?(3 posts)

new fork?Major Kong
May 19, 2003 3:47 AM
I have a 2000 Redline Conquest Pro and was thinking about buying a nice steel fork (IF?) to improve the ride because I also use as my commuter. The ride is fairly harsh with road tires (especially on Boston streets). Is it worth it to mate a nice fork with a Taiwanese frame? or should I just save my money for a better frame. Thanks in advance.

re: new fork?atpjunkie
May 19, 2003 12:57 PM
makes sense to me. a rather cheap way to do it as well. there are a lot of cx mfrs that will build you a fork maybe cheaper than IF. check previous posts.
how about new tires?bk19
May 19, 2003 2:30 PM
You didn't say what size tires you are using, but if you are using smaller standard road size (20c-25c), try going bigger (28c-30c). The larger size and lower air pressure should give you a softer ride. I would give this a try first ($30-$60), then drop the bigger cash on a better fork if that doesn't do it for ya'(~$200).