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New Fork Help(3 posts)

New Fork Helpjtkirk15
Jul 19, 2002 6:47 AM
I have a Bianchi Campione (2002) and it has been suggested to me that I think about upgrading from a steel fork to a carbon fork. Well, ok, I'm thinking about it. I believe mine is 1" threaded (not positive). What are some quality forks that I should look at that are affordable? I've looked some already but mostly I see 1 1/8" threadless. Thanks for your advice and suggestions!
re: New Fork HelpAndy M-S
Jul 19, 2002 7:59 AM

You don't need to do this, really. Your CdI isn't a superlight bike, but (1) it's light enough for 90% of the riding you likely do, and (2) since you have a 1" steerer, you'll need to go with a carbon fork with a cro-mo steer tube, which means the fork isn't going to save you much weight, and (3) the steel fork probably gives you almost if not as good as a ride as a CF fork.

That being out of the way, I had a bit of brazing material loose in the fork of a used early '90s Bianchi Quattro (similar to CdI) that I bought a couple of years ago and which is my main ride. I was able to pick up a Profile BRC carbon/cro-mo fork for $50, used, and I've been very happy with it.

Honestly, though, aside from reducing the noise from the material fragment rattling in the fork leg, the main benefit of the BRC is aesthetic. I like the way it looks! If that's your main motivation to change forks, go ahead and do it, but consider at the same time whether your money might be better spent somewhere else.
re: New Fork Helpjtkirk15
Jul 19, 2002 9:12 AM

Thanks for the input. I feel like upgrading my Mavic CXP21s should be a higher priority right now.