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carbon fork for a Jake(3 posts)

carbon fork for a Jakedesmo
Oct 22, 2003 7:58 PM
just bought a used, older Jake The Snake. I really like the ride of the bike. it's the first aluminum frame I've ever owned, and I do not have a problem with the comfort level even on skinny road tires. but, it is a little porky. I'm guessing that those two iron poles holding the front wheel may have something to with that. are there any carbon forks out there that will shed some weight without altering the crisp handling and sturdy feel the bike has now? I really just bought the bike to beat unmercifully all winter but after riding it a bit, like it enough to upgrade it and hang on to it (I have a ritual of finding a new beater every winter but that may end with this one).
re: carbon fork for a Jakematt friedman
Oct 23, 2003 4:06 AM
I recently installed a Winwood fork on my Jake. The handling is just as good -- a bit better, thanks to a slightly smoother ride -- and the bike is a fair bit lighter. I made a few changes this year [lighter handlebars, new crankset, new fork, etc.] and the bike weiged in at about 1.5 lbs lighter.
Ditto on the Winwood carbon fork -- works fine on my Jake (nm)Dale Brigham
Oct 23, 2003 5:38 AM