I am doing some homework before plunging my hard earned money into buying a Titanium fork for XC. Trails, and nothing too technical. I am choosing Ti because it is light, tough, and lifetime warrantied (at least some). It would also absorb some light bumps. And of course, it looks cool!
However, there are a bunch of them around, and I would really appreciate if anyone could advise me before I plonk out the dough.
Aerolite, Morati, IRD, Ti Cycles, Spicer and Aquila. Of these, I think only Ti Cycles is made in USA, the rest are made in China, Czech, or Russia. The price differs from $200 all the way to $850!
Is there really $650 worth of differences in between? Is there anything else to look out for?
ps. There is also a Carbon route (Pace RC31) which I have been recommended. I just need more opinions before deciding.