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Old 01-23-03, 11:49 AM   #1
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GIANT TEAM ONCE Fork Weight

Does anyone know what the weight is of the Giant TEAM ONCE Fork?

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Hmmm........does weight really matter when stuff gets that light??
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450g(got one myself)
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Thx.

That is what I changed to on my OCR 3.
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Weight only matters when stuff gets that light.
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Ah, yes. Now I see the error of my ways. Thank you for correcting me in such a clear, concise, complete and comprehensible manner.
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Ah, yes. Now I see the error of my ways. Thank you for correcting me in such a clear, concise, complete and comprehensible manner.
i was hoping it'd make you rethink your idea instead of just reading whatever i have to say.

i guess i was wrong.

anyways, my point was, when parts get that light, i believe the primary concern should be reliability. what good is a part thats a few grams lighter if it's nowhere near as reliable?
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i was hoping it'd make you rethink your idea instead of just reading whatever i have to say.

i guess i was wrong.

anyways, my point was, when parts get that light, i believe the primary concern should be reliability. what good is a part thats a few grams lighter if it's nowhere near as reliable?
My idea was to make a flippant remark. If I now said "lighten up" it would be a pun.
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No, there's no fight here. I was being a bit of an asinus sapiens but I actually agree completely with Fore's point.

If there was any point to my original comment it is this: when your bike weighs 37 lbs, you don't worry about titanium bolt kits. It's when you have a superlight bike that you start to worry about every gram. I said that weight is only a concern when parts get that light.

I didn't say that weight is the only concern. When parts get too light, they start to get scary. Durability, reliability and longevity are real issues with ultralight parts.
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anyways, my point was, when parts get that light, i believe the primary concern should be reliability. what good is a part thats a few grams lighter if it's nowhere near as reliable?
well if someone uses a fork for just one race it perhaps might be worth while to save some grams over safety (although I don't agree with it) However, it goes to the same idea that some people might have a light 'racing' wheelset, and train on a more durable wheelset. However with the current campy and shimano high end racing equipment, I don't believe you are sacraficing that much in terms of reliablity... but that is just MHO
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