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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 05-25-14, 08:24 AM   #1
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Best Entry Level Carbon Fork for Heavy Rider

I am building up a Soma Smoothie steel frame (58cm) and am looking for suggestions for a carbon fork. I am hoping to spend under under $175 if possible.

I am 6'1" 240 lbs. I am usually more around 225lbs. I ride fairly hard and I live in a city with bad roads so I am looking to get something strong and durable. I am not overly concerned with the weight of the bike/fork.

Let me know if you have a suggestion!


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Old 05-25-14, 08:48 AM   #2
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Difficult to recommend a fork without knowing what the frame was designed for. You need to know the axle to crown race distance. If you vary too much from the design parameters, the bike will end up handling very poorly. I use Nashbar's carbon fiber cyclocross fork on my touring bike and love it, but I have no idea whether it will work with your frame...
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Old 05-25-14, 08:43 PM   #3
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I've used a Nashbar carbon road fork for years, love it. Go for the Alum steerer/ At $100, great value. 43 rake for the road fork, 45 for the cyclocross. Try to match is the Smoothie fork's specs as suggested above.
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