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ame alpha q-who's ridden it?(9 posts)

ame alpha q-who's ridden it?josh
Jan 21, 2002 1:30 PM
i am looking for a new carbon fork and i heard about the ame alpha q. i am not at all familiar with the fork, other than hearing that it's a gr8 fork. around how much is it and where can i find that fork to buy?
re: ame alpha q-who's ridden it?fuzzybunnies
Jan 21, 2002 1:51 PM
I'm in the process of getting one for myself. They run around 300.00 for the all carbon or carbon/ti. From what I understand ame sold production rights to true temper who should have some available at the end of the month. Ame may still have some they're selling cheaper but probably not for much longer. Russ
re: ame alpha q-who's ridden it?josh
Jan 21, 2002 1:59 PM
do u know where to find it on the internet? how do u think it compared to the look hsc3?
re: YepSteveS
Jan 21, 2002 2:15 PM
I have one with the titanium steerer and I think it is a little better than my Ouzo Pro. Bought mine directly from Dr. Lee (?, I think that was his name) at AME. Think their address was prior to the True Temper purchase. Excellent fork.
alpha-q too baby!--think about it...sound it out (nm)Fed Up
Jan 21, 2002 3:55 PM
I ride one, it's niceBarnyard
Jan 21, 2002 4:02 PM
And this past October, out in Las Vegas, I was talking to the founder of Alpha Q, Kyu Lee. He's a nice guy. He sold the company, cause he really does not have the facilities to manufacture the fork. The forks will now be available through QPB. They're coming out with a straight bladed fork that is under 300 grams, sick! It will whole sale for around 240.
I have one on...coonass
Jan 21, 2002 4:15 PM
a (1999) Waterford 2200....rides great.I can't tell you how much it cost because I got mine through the LBS when I ordered the frame, DA group, etc. But I can tell you that I have NO REGRETS!!
I hope this helps but I don't believe that anyone can tell any REAL differences between any high-end forks, as I also have another Waterford 2200 with Waterford's steel fork...and it rides the same roads just as comfortably; and both ride like a Lexus 450 :) . I believe that personal brandname preferences overcome reality when comparing the high-end 'stuff'; if I were riding a Reynolds Quazo Pro, I'd probably be just as happy. Don't worry about getting 'stiffed' with a good carbon fork...(sorry for the bad pun).
re: ame alpha q-who's ridden it?EW
Jan 22, 2002 2:09 AM
I have one on my Calfee. It is threaded, but I don't think the threadless ones are any stiffer. It is a wonderfully stable fork and has very nice road feel. It is more stable than the Reynolds Ouzo Pro on my other bike and steers more predicatbly than the aeros carbon fork I had on my Q Pro.
re: ame alpha q-who's ridden it?SnowBlind
Jan 22, 2002 10:03 AM
I have one on my Inglis. Really nice fork. Carbon steerer with a aluminum insert so you can use normal topcaps and a standard star-fangled nut.
A 225+ this fork can take the punishment.
Oh yeah, forgot to mention. You can get it ready to paint to match the bike.
Cost about $329, but worth it.