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Looking for an affordable but good Carbon Fork...(9 posts)

Looking for an affordable but good Carbon Fork...FL_Rider
Jan 24, 2004 5:56 AM
Any suggestions? I am thinking of maybe a Reynolds Ouzo Comp?

re: Looking for an affordable but good Carbon Fork...FTMD
Jan 24, 2004 7:25 AM
That would have been my suggestion. I use one and it's fine.
Here is one...52-16SS
Jan 24, 2004 8:14 AM
re: Looking for an affordable but good Carbon Fork...djg
Jan 24, 2004 8:23 AM
At the cheap end, I think that the Kestrel EMS Pro is a good fork for the money. Not the lightest, but reasonably stiff, good handling, and nicely finished. I've also heard good things about the Columbus Carve, but while I've had a Kestrel fork I've never had the Columbus.

It's probably more money, but the Reynolds is likely a good bet. I have an Ouzo Pro on one bike and I like it pretty well--if the only difference is the steerer tube then the Comp is probably a very good value, albeit with a slight weight penalty.
Ouzo Pro = $259 good, affordable? (link enclosed)terry b
Jan 24, 2004 8:39 AM
Totalcycling 2003 Look HSC3 Carbon Fork $192Jack9
Jan 24, 2004 10:07 AM
Totalcycling always has some good buys on forks, and it will arrive faster than one you order from a suppler here in the states.
I bought this fork, it arrived here in California in 2 days

2003 Look HSC3 Carbon Fork

Weight - 360g
Looks top fork for frames using standard headsets. Available in 1" and 1 1/8" steerer tube. A compromise between straight and curved forks the HSC3 is straighter at the front but strongly curved at the rear.
Full carbon steerer and crown.
Finished in shiny clear laquer.
Totalcycling 2003 Look HSC3 Carbon Fork $19212x23
Jan 24, 2004 7:50 PM
I bought one of those from Total Cycling a couple of months ago and it is an excellent fork. I think $192 was what I paid, too.

Another good thing about Total Cycling is I get my stuff in about 3-4 days. I live in N.Al.
Jan 24, 2004 8:21 PM
Look at the reviews on this site for the Kinesis. I bought a frame with one and it's comparable in quality at 1/3 the price of the Reynolds....
Ouzo comp at Chuck's for $110 (nm)Suds
Jan 25, 2004 4:38 AM