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Ouzo Pro or Easton EC-90??????(9 posts)

Ouzo Pro or Easton EC-90??????crewpsu
Oct 3, 2001 7:57 PM
Hello everyone,
I'm looking to upgrade the fork on my Lemond to a carbon threadless. The two forks I think I've narrowed it down to are the Reynolds Ouzo Pro and the Easton EC-90. Can anyone tell me which of these forks is the better fork? Both are about the same amount so that isn't a factor. Also 1" or 1 and 1/8"? Whats the difference? Thanks for any help.
Kurt
re: Ouzo Pro or Easton EC-90??????mickey-mac
Oct 3, 2001 8:09 PM
I've never ridden the Easton, but I've got over 5000 miles on my 1 1/8" Ouzo Pro and am very happy with it. I'm 175 and have found it to be plenty stiff. The size of your steerer tube will depend on the size of your head tube. Some people-especially heavier riders-have reported noticeable flex in the 1" version of the Ouzo Pro. Good luck.
re: Ouzo Pro or Easton EC-90??????tr
Oct 3, 2001 8:51 PM
I don't know about EC-90, but i have a Ouzo Pro 1" with carbon steerer on my De Rosa neo pro. I have about 6 or 7 hundred miles on it and really like it. I weight around 200 and it seems fine when i am out of the saddle. You will notice a difference in ride, but it is just different, not bad. In general, i think there are alot more people with reynolds experience versus easton when it comes to forks. Before you buy a fork with a carbon steerer, measure your current stem and make sure you won't be using alot of spacers to get the stem to the height you want. If you would need alot, it would be best to buy carbon fork without a carbon steerer.
re: Ouzo Pro or Easton EC-90??????Atombomber
Oct 3, 2001 10:43 PM
Though I won't be commenting on either fork, size is determined by your current frame. Though I don't know what headset size your frame uses, it will be EITHER 1" OR 1-1/8". One typically cannot be used with the other, though there might be someone who has tried. The dimensions refer to the outside diameter of the fork steerer tube.

http://www.shimano-europe.com/cycling/phpimages/productserie/service_pdf/78voc.pdf

That PDF file has the dimensions to determine what you have.
re: Ouzo Pro or Easton EC-90??????Birddog
Oct 4, 2001 5:51 AM
I love my Ouzo, 1" steerer, no problems ,great handling, nice dampening!
Ditto (nm)Jon
Oct 4, 2001 9:05 AM
re: Ouzo Pro or Easton EC-90??????dsc
Oct 4, 2001 10:04 AM
Can't comment on the Easton, but I also have an Ouzo Pro on my '99 Lemond - makes for a very comfortable ride!
re: Ouzo Pro or Easton EC-90??????cioccman
Oct 4, 2001 11:14 AM
Why not look into Look and AME as well?

http://www.alphaqfork.com/

Why were those the two that your choices were narrowed to? Just wondering.

FYI, I've got none of the four. I've got others.
Look HSC 3 fork is niceWagnerite
Oct 4, 2001 2:07 PM
I don't know if it's the CF frame (KG 281, also Look) or if it's the HSC3 Look Fork (cf steer tube), but it's a nice ride, look nice too. maybe you want to look into that. I'm 220 and i notice some flex but i'm not a racer, certainly not at 220lb, so it's not a problem at all.