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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?

Thanks!
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
http://www.sierratradingpost.com/xq/asp/base_no.66964/dept_id.L2~3842/qx/product.htm
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
http://aebike.com/site/page.cfm?PageID=30&SKU=FK1801
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.

http://www.totalcycling.com
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.
Kinesis?crestlinefarm
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