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fork for axiom(6 posts)

fork for axiomgail
Jul 26, 2001 4:07 PM
I would like your thoughts on a threadless fork for my new 48cm axiom. I want one that will give me comfort at the handlebars and that corners well. I am 125lbs if that matters. does the steerer tube material make a great difference? which size would be best 1 or 1 1/8? I know that I'll use a chris king headset.
re: fork for axiomPsyDoc
Jul 27, 2001 7:21 AM
A lot of people really like the Reynolds Ouzo Pro and the AME Alpha Q. The size of the steerer tube on the fork depends on the diameter of your headtube. There are exceptions, though, as Chris King has a headset for a 1 1/8" headtube that will allow one to use a 1" fork. At any rate, you will need to figure out if you have a 1" headtube or a 1 1/8" headtube.
Jul 27, 2001 8:52 AM
if you're getting an axiom then why not ask seven? they should be able to match a fork for your frame. the size will depend on what size headtube they put on...again ask seven for this info. steerer tube material is largely irrelevant other than extra cost and lesser weight. at your weight you might be challenged with finding a fork that is compliant enough but again ask seven...that's what you're paying all that $ for anyway--their expertise.
re: fork for axiomSteveS
Jul 27, 2001 10:35 AM
I have a Reynolds Ouzo Pro on one bike and an AlphaQ ti steerered fork on another. It may be that the Reynolds is ever so slightly smoother. I like the ti steerer on the AlphaQ but Reynolds as far as I know is either carbon or steel, I have steel. At your size, get the 1.125" carbon steerer on the Reynolds and I assume at your size you will not be using many spacers and the fork will be fine. The AlphaQ, however, is a winner too. Have fun shopping.
re: fork for axiomCSIguy
Jul 28, 2001 7:02 AM
I just put a Serotta F1 fork on my Axiom. It is one of their new carbon/ti models. While very pricey the ride was improved immensely over the Time fork it replaced. I would also strongly consider AME as a lower cost alternative, but the F1 is the best I have ridden and compliments the frame beautifully.
have fun!
re: fork for axiom_BLT_
Jul 30, 2001 8:52 AM
I have a Seven Axiom and really dig the Wound-Up fork that they spec'd it with. I weigh about 160, so maybe that fork would be a little stiff for you, but, well, I really like mine.