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Carbon Road FORK for Clydesdale?(3 posts)

Carbon Road FORK for Clydesdale?Ogalthorpe
Jul 1, 2002 1:45 PM
I'm a big guy (6', 290lbs) and I just got a warranty frame (no fork) from Cannondale. Now I need a fork. I'm wondering if a Carbon (w/Al steerer tube/dropouts) will stand up to me. I'm looking at an Easton EC-70, as it's on sale for $90 at Performance.

Please email comments (jcenter@korry.com)

Thanks,

-Jeremy
re: Carbon Road FORK for Clydesdale?Akirasho
Jul 1, 2002 5:13 PM
... there are no absolutes but, most higher end CF forks with an alloy steerer should suit your needs.

Unless you're jumping the bike or otherwise "abusing" the fork, the EC-70 should work (I'm a bit lighter than you but still a Clyde and use an alloy steerer EC-70 on an old Cannondale frame).

I looked at the Performance site and they've got the EC-50 listed at $90 USD and the EC-70 at $150... still a decent price for a decent fork.

We abide.

Remain In Light.
Go for EC-50Nessism
Jul 1, 2002 6:52 PM
Yes, the EC-50 looks to be a stouter fork than the EC-70. Heavier with larger blades. This one seems like a no-brainer for all those horses...er...Clydesdales. Good luck.

Ed