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carbon fork on Jamis Nova?(2 posts)

carbon fork on Jamis Nova?bigsprockets
May 25, 2003 4:59 AM
I have a 2001 Jamis Nova that I use for fitness riding and occasional commuting. I have been thinking of putting a carbon fork on, to lighten up this somewhat heavy bike. Saw the wound up cyclocross fork and it is really cool looking. The bike has a 1" stearer tube.

My question is-- what difference would a carbon fork make on the bike? Would it save weight? Would it change the ride much? Has anyone done this to good or bad results? Thanks.
re: carbon fork on Jamis Nova?atpjunkie
May 27, 2003 7:10 PM
may help with weight. if you are a lighter rider and/or run lo to no stack height a 1" carbon fork is fine. If you are bigger, and/or run stack height over 3mm I wouldn't suggest it, especially for the abuse of cross. Carbon forks can be found with alloy steeres but then the weight gets sacrificed, but it won't break. Personally I'd stick to the steel fork and use the $$ to get a lighter wheelset. This is the best place to shave weight and I think the stock wheels on the nova are tanks.