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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 01-24-07, 01:26 AM   #1
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Profile Design Carbon Forks

before you say it, i did search...

i just want to know if anyone knows how they ride? especially the BDC series.. i may pick one up in a couple of months.. also does anyone know the weight limitations of their forks? im new to the whole CF deal but i know brands like Easton and Ritchey are good with CF forks..

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Old 01-24-07, 08:53 AM   #2
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there have been a number of discussions...

Most of the issues come down to the weight setting for the fork, your willingness to ride near the edge of the stated capacity (some are 200 or 220, for example, which, if you figure you and the weight of the bike, is close, assuming you're a clyde because you're posting here). Other things to consider include the part of the fork that connects to the frame (sorry, can't remmeber what that's called) and how it's installed.

Finally, there are some folks (I'm in that camp) who stay away from carbon stuff because of the way it fails on the rare occassions when it does and becuase small nicks and sctraches can fatigue them and lead to "catastrophic failure". It's rare, but worth considering.

Many clydes have tandem forks, or cross forks, and have no issues.
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