|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. nm||Eug|
Jun 1, 2003 4:40 PM