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Carbon fork suggestions Reynolds, Kestrel, Profile, Look...(5 posts)

Carbon fork suggestions Reynolds, Kestrel, Profile, Look...Drummie
Dec 15, 2001 8:45 PM
Greetings,

I'm looking at upgrading my aluminum fork (on a 2000 Specialized Allez) to a carbon fork, and I've narrowed my choices down to a few. I'm leaning heavily towards the Reynolds Ouzo Comp (alloy steerer) followed by the Kestrel EMS Pro and the Profile BRC. All three come in the desired rake and configuration that I want (no carbon steerers). I'm looking for better ride comfort and a strong durable fork (weight savings are a bonus). It's going on a 60cm frame and I weigh 175lbs. The Reynolds seems to have a great reputation, but I'm not sure whether I should spend the extra $70-$80 dollars on it. I can't spend more than $240 (price of the ouzo). Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks...
re: Carbon fork suggestions Reynolds, Kestrel, Profile, Look...Bernie
Dec 15, 2001 10:20 PM
The ouzo would be a nice fork (Big company garantee). The alpha Q fork is very nice also. Either one of those you can't go wrong. But in reality, there are plenty of forks out there that would improve your bike that are not as expensive as those two.
Anyone tried any of the Easton CF forks??? nmsprockets2
Dec 15, 2001 11:08 PM
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re: Carbon fork suggestions Reynolds, Kestrel, Profile, Look...tr
Dec 16, 2001 9:16 AM
I ride the reynolds Ouzo (carbon steerer) and i think it is a very nice fork. You see them now on quite a few different frames. The Lotto team is riding litespeeds with reynolds forks. I think your choice is good.
re: Carbon fork suggestions Reynolds, Kestrel, Profile, Look...JimP
Dec 18, 2001 11:43 AM
I upgraded a C-dale fork several years ago with a Profile BRC. I am 6'4" - 190 lbs. The ride & handling was improved for a modest investment.