Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Topanga, but I'm not a hippy
Bikes: IF Club Racer, Bike Friday Pocket Rocket
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Under normal riding conditions, I completely agree with you, I doubt any fork would have issues with the heaviest of riders. I'd think the situations of concern would be the abnormal situations, say a tire gets stuck in a rut or something and abnormnal twisting torque is put on the forks. This type of situation would be the more likely situation for failure I'd think.
Not all carbon forks are made the same though, and there are certainly some out there which are made stronger than others. I think if anyone wants one, seek out a suitable one and get it. If you're going to worry about it though, then don't get it. Riding should be fun, not worrysome. Saving .5 pounds on a carbon vs steel fork isn't worth any extra stress in life.