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 upgrade||atpjunkie|
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-up||pauly|
Aug 27, 2003 6:43 AM
|That's the correct size. I'll keep my eye on it.|| |