Rigid Fork. Which one?
Hello! I own a Raleigh M20 bicycle with some improvements I made (hubs, sealed cartridge, etc). Now I want to try with a rigid fork (it has a cheap suspension fork -suntour 2000-). I want to change it in order to improve speed and make the bike a little bit lighter. I use my bike mostly on asphalt to commute and for training once or twice a week (not always but I try).
In order to get the rigid fork, I have two possibilities: Steel Fork or aluminium. Which one would you recommend to me? Some people say aluminium is not too strong and sometimes it breaks causing accidents. Of course, you can get good aluminium forks but they are really expensive. An aluminium fork is more expensive than steels forks. On the other hand, aluminium is lighter than steel. Any of the two are lighter than the suspension fork I have now.
Is it necessary to get an aluminium fork or the weight difference doesn't worth the money?
Well, all your advices will be very welcome.
I am posting this thread here an in commuting. This is because I am not sure which one is more appropriate. Sorry for that.
Thanks again (From Argentina)