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Carbon steerers for forks - is it about weight or damping?(2 posts)

Carbon steerers for forks - is it about weight or damping?Fez
Mar 18, 2003 8:36 PM
What is the point of carbon steerers on carbon forks? Besides the weight reduction (probably less than 100 grams after it is cut), is there any ride difference?

Is an alloy steerer harsher riding than the carbon steerer, kind of the aluminium vs. carbon debate? Do you think Titanium steerers would offer a better alternative?
... it's essentially a weight thang...Akirasho
Mar 18, 2003 9:04 PM
... and, some riders (depending the their type and style of riding) might also notice "flex" (there are 1" and 1/18" CF steerers on the market) moreso than alloys... and indeed, titanium has been used from time to time for CF steerers (but is probably not as marketable as full CF) but fundamentally, I believe that manufacturers are looking for less grams...

In my experience, I can't say that I notice a difference 'tween alloy and CF steerers that I would attribute to said.

Be the bike.