Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Eighth inch scrambler carbon fork
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02-28-09, 11:53 PM
i just purchased an eighth inch scrambler frameset and it came with carbon forks, im doing tricks and landing hard on them, but everyone keeps telling me carbon forks are a bad idea for what im doing, but nothing has happend yet, has anyone had any problems with these forks strengthwise?
Keyword is yet. If it does fail, you'll probably have about a half second of warning before you're. On the ground.
That said, I've never owned a speck of carbon equipment, so this is all hearsay and second-hand knowledge.
in general, one should not land hard on carbon forks. get a steel or alloy fork for that type of riding.
03-01-09, 01:49 AM
Looking at the specs for the Scrambler, it shouldn't have come with the carbon fork.
Honestly, I say, ebay the carbon fork and get yourself one of those 700c BMX forks, or a Brooklyn Machine Works fork.
You say you trick a lot, and the carbon fork WILL fail. It's only a matter of when.
03-01-09, 02:49 AM
thanks for the suggestion, i dig the bmw fork but i live in socal im probably wrong but i dont think they sell just the forks around here, and im not a fan of buyin stuff online i would like to see and hold what im buying before i purchase it.
03-01-09, 04:23 PM
i am confused. you bought the eighthinch scrambler, but you don't like to buy online? didn't you buy frame set online?
03-01-09, 05:11 PM
no, i got it from CL
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