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carbon fiber fork strength?

Discussion in 'Cross Country, All Mountain & Trail Riding' started by ZenkiGarage, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. ZenkiGarage

    ZenkiGarage Monkey

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    So im now looking at carbon forks also(cant have to many fork options:banana:) and im just curious about their strength. I know it will have a little more give than my cromo rigid fork but is it going to be weaker than the cromo fork?
     

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  2. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    Have a look at the On One Superlight carbon fork - go to pricepoint to find em. That'll be plenty strong and it'll perform great.

    cheers,

    Mark
     
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    Cool, thanks!
     
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    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    You are welcome. Let us know if you buy one
     
  5. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    I have a Pace RC29 on my single speed for the last 2 years and I think it is excellent. Very light and strong.

     
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    I've run the Pace 29er carbon for 2 solid seasons in Colorado and love it. I got to honest. I thought this thing was going to break by now. I weigh 2 bills plus I ride with 10 pounds of gear at least on long days and ride the most tech terrain I can find, not to mention the crashes I've had. It is tight spacing for the rotor bolts on Hope brakes and the lawyer tabs are a little much sometimes. Easy stuff to overlook when performance is the important factor here. I have not ridden any other rigid forks so I can only say this one is good. You also can not go wrong with steel.
     
  7. Zone 3

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    hmmm, sounds like carbon is sorted out with these forks:
    about how much forward/backward flex can you get at the axle by rocking the bike hard on a hard floor with the front brakes on?

    i use 560gm, titanium, disc specific forks that will flex 50mm/2" back and forth

    thrashed and raced by 3 different strong heavy riders (90-110kg), no failures in 3 years work and no signs of any coming