Cyclocross - Need suggestions on new Tricross fork
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08-18-09, 07:33 PM
I'm in need of a new fork (the steerer separated from the fork, and I doubt you can put them back together) for my 2007 Specialized Tricross (S-Works frame/fork). It is nearly impossible to find the same fork (if you know of a place that sells them, let me know).
current "S-Works FACT carbon Tricross fork, carbon legs, aluminum steerer w/ Speed Zertz"
Looking for something comparable, light / strong...
(on a side note, while I'm tearing apart the front end, I'll probably be replacing the front canti with a linear pull, let me know if there are any recommendations on this as well, looking at Tektro M730's [http://www.tektro.com/02products/02qb.php])
08-18-09, 08:50 PM
what about waranty on the old fork?
08-19-09, 05:49 AM
Specialized will most likely stand behind their product. Get a freebie!
I'm in need of a new fork (the steerer separated from the fork, and I doubt you can put them back together)
Another reason plastic parts don't belong on a bike.
08-19-09, 12:40 PM
I didn't buy the bike directly from a Specialzied dealer or LBS, I got it a couple years ago off craigslist. The warranty really doesn't apply to it, thus my reaching out for suggestions. I want to get back on the bike :)
08-19-09, 01:02 PM
I'm not aware of any after market cross forks that have a rake of either 47 or 51 mm that Specialized uses for that year of S-Works Tricross. Changing the fork will change how it handles. I'd replace it with an original.
Specialized has a very good crash replacement program.
08-19-09, 02:24 PM
I've seen them on my local craigslist and maybe once or twice on ebay.
08-19-09, 04:11 PM
Nashbar forks are wilwoods...and a third the price. Try Nashbar.com
08-19-09, 04:57 PM
$180 (Sale for $140) from Nashbar: http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_175019_-1_200299_200276_200456 (Nashbar Carbon Cross Fork)
It's cheap, but I'd just feel bad putting it on this bike... Not sure if there is anything out there that won't completely change the way the bike handles that I can get for under $400
08-22-09, 10:29 PM
Been looking around a bit more, looks like Easton has a couple nice ones (decent reviews):
EC70 X Cross Fork (~$300)
EC90 X Cross Fork (~$450)
Anyone have any (positive) experience with these or other 1 1/8" cross forks that'll fit the 07 tricross headset? (Specialized Mindset Plus Carbon, 1 1/8" integrated threadless). I rarely use it off-road, but I like the added strength many cross forks have (200+ lb rider).
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