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fork upgrade(4 posts)

fork upgradepauly
Aug 18, 2003 9:06 AM
I have a pretty nice steel CX frame with a low-end fork that weighs a ton and is also the wrong color. (Frame is orange, fork is blue.) I'm looking into replacing it with the Kinesis Crosslight (Al w/ CrMo steerer) or the Winwood Muddy (CF w/ Al steerer). The weights are about the same and the Winwood is $43 more ($120 vs $163).

The bike sees a lot of road miles (with 25mm slicks) and some racing -- but nothing serious.

Any opinions or suggestions? Thanks
re: fork upgradeatpjunkie
Aug 20, 2003 5:24 PM
get a good steel fork for that frame. either IF, Steelman or other boutique mfr. Check Ebay and the classifieds you may find one that works. I'm no fan of Winwoods Carbon/AL bond. Kinesis is a good fork but Al will stiffen that sweet steel ride. Carbon will save some weight but for overall ride quality I 'm a fan of the steel fork. Carbon works as a dampener but works best w/ Hi Freq. road chatter not the 'bumps and hits' in cx. Great for pro level racing as they shave weight but then again they get them free and have them for ayear.
What size Steerer?atpjunkie
Aug 26, 2003 6:03 PM
there's a new 1" threadless Ritchey fork on ebay now.
Thanks for the heads-uppauly
Aug 27, 2003 6:43 AM
That's the correct size. I'll keep my eye on it.