Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - tricks on a carbon fork?
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07-17-09, 11:26 PM
how do carbon forks hold up on trick bikes? I found one for a good deal online but I don't know if it would collapse if I beat the heck out of it like I do with my steel fork.
07-17-09, 11:33 PM
doesnt make me feel safe... :dunno:
07-18-09, 12:11 AM
Well... what do you mean by tricks?
07-18-09, 12:12 AM
tricks are for tricks
07-18-09, 12:22 AM
Well I'd take into account the kind of fork. Are most road or track forks suited for the impacts from wheelies and such? Would a solid mtb fork be better?
I don't know anything about tricks so I assume these kinds of questions go through your heads, right?
07-18-09, 12:25 AM
nothing super crazy, just stuff like barspins and bunnyhops, just screwing around in the street, but i also play bike polo on occasion. i think a carbon fork would hold up, but im just wondering what other people have experienced, as i only have experience with a carbon fork on my scandium race bike, which i definitely don't mess around on.
07-18-09, 12:28 AM
hmm thats a good point. im looking for something strictly 650 though because this will be for a funny bike. currently im using a raleigh rush hour for screwing around on but i got a good deal on an old tt bike
07-18-09, 12:58 AM
07-18-09, 01:05 AM
well that answers my question thanks!! i guess steel IS real! especially when you are beating your bike up.
07-18-09, 01:19 AM
Yeah... and doods who like to catch air put on those funny looking BMX forks! Full on goofball-land.
07-18-09, 06:09 AM
I had a carbon fork on my trick bike for less than a week before it split at the 'crown'. Carbon is fine for road bikes and on the track, just not for any street tricks.
07-18-09, 09:21 AM
just try it
07-18-09, 11:41 AM
omg steel is so reel you have no idea
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