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Fork suggestions, please(11 posts)

Fork suggestions, pleasecad
Nov 26, 2001 11:40 AM
I just bought one of the 2.5 lb Schwinn Fastback Limited frames from Supergo. I'm looking to build the bike up light but still at a reasonable cost.

What are some good fork suggestions? I've been told the Reynolds Ouzo Pro. Any others?

Thanks for the help!
re: Fork suggestions, pleasecioccman
Nov 26, 2001 11:53 AM
AME, Profile Design, Carve, Ouzo Comp, Time, Look, there are lots and lots.
re: Fork suggestions, pleasegtx
Nov 26, 2001 11:59 AM
budget: Reynolds Ouzo Comp--has a AL steerer (about $240)

go nuts: AME Alpha Q with a ti steerer ($370)

http://www.alphaqfork.com/eighthfork.htm
Reynolds = No Brainergrzy
Nov 26, 2001 1:18 PM
You simply can't go wrong with this product. Everything else falls into the "not exactly" category. Get a Wound-Up if you want to live dangerously.
2nd the Reynolds, on sale now n. m.koala
Nov 26, 2001 1:21 PM
Where? (nm)Sintesi
Nov 26, 2001 1:32 PM
bikesmart.com-269 n.m.koala
Nov 26, 2001 6:10 PM
Which Model?diaper gravy
Nov 26, 2001 1:30 PM
re: Fork suggestions, pleaseKEN2
Nov 26, 2001 2:30 PM
Easton EC70 all carbon, on sale @ Supergo for $129 (be sure to specify 1 1/8 diameter).

Best to take a good look at yourself first, though--most manufacturers don't recommend riders over around 180 lbs. on their carbon steerers. Personally I have peace of mind with the Reynolds Ouzo Comp...no amount of light weight is worth a complete dental bridge and face surgery if one of those carbon steerers develops a crack and breaks...
re: Fork suggestions, pleasetr
Nov 26, 2001 7:36 PM
I have the reynolds with carbon steerer and it is nice. I am over 180 and i think it does a great job. (I am a conservative engineer)
re: Fork suggestions, pleaseKEN2
Nov 27, 2001 10:33 AM
I'm sure it does a great job.... until it breaks.