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Fork Upgrade Help(8 posts)

Fork Upgrade HelpLEW
Jul 12, 2002 8:37 AM
I would like some feedback on upgrading my current fork. '99 Merckx Titanium/Ultegra, Open Pro, Profile BRC, CroMo Steer tube. Supergo has a LOOK HSC1, full carbon, $179.00. A couple of questions. Other than weight savings, will I notice a difference? The rake on the Profile is 43mm, the LOOK is 45mm, what will this do? I am interested more in the "comfort" aspect. I am 5'11" 185lb, 43 years, x cat 4 that now does fast training rides and centuries. Anyone with actual experience with going to full carbon? Also, on LOOK's web page they now list a HSC 3 & 4, I guess the HSC1 is discontinued. Educated opinions accepted.

Thanks,
LCR 3
re: Fork Upgrade HelpNessism
Jul 12, 2002 8:54 AM
The HSC1 is the most flexable of all the Look forks - none of which are known for being overly stiff. The HSC2 is claimed to be 10% stiffer and the HSC3 is something like 25% stiffer.

It's just a guess on my part, but considering your weight and riding asperations, you might want to look for something a little more robust (or better yet, just keep your Profile and save your money).

Ed
re: Fork Upgrade HelpLEW
Jul 12, 2002 9:01 AM
ED,
Good info.
Thanks,
LEW 3
re: Fork Upgrade HelpNessism
Jul 12, 2002 12:35 PM
Nashbar has the Easton EC-50 which should be fairly stiff based on the thick blades. I'm not sure it will be much of an upgrade from your Profile however.

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?category=86&subcategory=1182&brand=&sku=6866&storetype=&estoreid=

Full carbon forks using a 1" carbon steerer are difficult to find on discount - other than the HSC1 and maybe HSC2. If you find one, please let me know and I'll buy one also!

The best price on a fairly stiff 1" full carbon fork is for a Reynolds Ouzo Pro from wisecyclebuys.com Call them up and ask for the rock bottom price. Good guys.

Ed
Easton's on sale atPhatMatt
Jul 12, 2002 9:08 AM
either Nashbar or Performance has all of there Eastons on sale the EC 90 was I think 149.00

Matt
Easton Sale is for 1 1/8" Steerer...B2
Jul 12, 2002 9:37 AM
I think.

Admittedly I didn't look too close at the Catalog (it is Performance BTW), but I don't recall seeing the 1" steerer listed.

Bryan
It is the EC70, Not 90....tronracer
Jul 12, 2002 11:03 AM
I have one... 1 1/8 threadless EC70. I bought it for 125, and I can't use it, it's still new and unused condition. I think I'll put it on Ebay. Or if someone wants it here, all I want is what I paid for it....
Easton EC90opencl
Jul 12, 2002 11:11 AM
Nashbar had the EC70 for $150, not the EC90. I am selling a 1 1/8 EC90 for $250 if u r interested (see ad in classified section).