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Carbon fork lateral flex. How much do you have?(3 posts)

Carbon fork lateral flex. How much do you have?Eug
Jun 1, 2003 11:56 AM
Coming from my ultra stiff Marzocchi Atom Bomb MTB fork, I find the lateral flex on my OCLV carbon fork a little disconcerting. (Wheel is an older Cane Creek Aerohead, and the hub seems stable.)

In all honesty I haven't really noticed it on the road (and do appreciate the cushioning the carbon fork gives me), but it's interesting that when I lean over the bike at a stoplight, the rim can move more than 1 mm in either direction if I put any weight on the wheel. Maybe even 1.5 mm if I force it. (Consequently, I have my pads fairly far apart.)

Is this a lot for a carbon fork, or par for the course? Jes' wundrin'.
confusing fork movement with wheel flex...C-40
Jun 1, 2003 2:52 PM
How do you come to the conclusion that your fork is flexing, just because the wheel move sideways?

Just about any wheel is easy to move laterally with only a small side load.
OK. I guess I'm just used to stronger MTB wheels. nmEug
Jun 1, 2003 4:40 PM