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Carbon Fibre XC fork with a disc brake

Discussion in 'The Shop' started by sanjuro, Sep 18, 2005.

  1. sanjuro

    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    I am thinking about getting a multi-purpose hardtail, and one consideration is putting a rigid fork on for the winter months so I have a bad-weather road bike.

    There are plenty of steel, alu, and ti forks to choose from, but one relatively low cost option is a Winwood carbon fork. Considering I am going to use a disc brake, has anyone used one of these forks?
     

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  2. Grizzle

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    carbon forks are cool and all, but what i don't like about them is that if they fail it is a catastrophic failure. Maybe its just me, but i do not want my fork to snap in half, i would rather have a fork that would bend first.
     
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    Metal is certainly more reliable. However, carbon forks are quite common on the road. I am curious about the wear and tear with a disc brake.
     
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    Many tandems come with carbon forks, many of them are disc compatible.

    this is a good place to start your search, but let me know if you need something more specific..

    I do agree with the rest of the guys, I much rather have a nice cromoly fork the problem is to find something like a fatchance fork that is disc compatible and have the old "Alive" feel and not the ultra rigid feel of the current DJ forks.
     
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    Well, I would probably get cute and ride some singletrack or go down a staircase with my carbon fork, and find myself face planted with only lycra to protect.

    If I feel need to go rigid, mayble Ti!!!!