Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) - Colombus Muscle fork....semi clydesdale?
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Any heavier riders out there riding the Columbus Muscle Fork? I'm in the 180 lb range and am looking at one. Wondering how the flex, ride and deflection is. It' s in the same component weight range as other pretty solid contenders, like the ouzo pro and the alpha q. Just wondering how it stands up.
04-06-06, 09:19 AM
Heavier? Are you crazy? The lightest I've been in the last 15 years is 185 lbs and on one of my bikes I have a Look HSC-1 which looks like it would collapse under a 13 year old.
The Muscle fork is strong. Carbon forks all move a little bit near dead center but tighten up very rapidly. You can't feel the motion unless you've been riding a heavy steel fork for a long time.
If I was recommending a fork to buy I'd normally suggest a Look or an Easton though since I believe them to be the best of the best.
04-06-06, 09:33 AM
at 180 you are a mere featherwieght. you can ride any stem on the market without worry.
Now, when I was as high at 268 I had some concerns about my stem!
04-06-06, 02:13 PM
I rode the Muscle when I was in the 185 range on my Cinelli Starlight and really found it to be a very stiff fork. It's not the lightest CF fork around but it never flexed. I would highly recommend it.
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