Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Bikes: '''96 Litespeed Catalyst, '05 Litespeed Firenze, '06 Litespeed Tuscany, '12 Surly Pacer, All are 3x8,9 or 10. It is hilly around here!
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Yes. You will need a new headset and stem along with the fork.
Kestrel makes a 1" carbon fork (the EMS Pro) with a steel steerer that is both strong and stable if not particularly light. Reynolds and Easton make a 1" all carbon fork and Performance offers a house brand 1" carbon fork with an Al steerer.
The only problem with 1" all-carbon forks is that you are limited to about 25 mm of spacers under the stem and that limits how high you can get your bars.