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    The Dog. Bailey's Avatar
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    Minnesota Newbie

    Hello there. I'm new to this site and also to cycling. I have a spankin' new SCOTT SPEEDSTER5. I'm already thinking about putting carbon fiber forks on it. Can anyone tell me what I would benefit besides looking cool? Smoother ride??

    Thanks for havin' me. :0)

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    I don't know about the ?, sounds like road bike stuff, but HI anway.

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    Some people think carbon forks give a smoother ride. Is it worth the $$$? That's a matter of budget and opinion. One month from now I'll be vacationing in MSP. Hopefully there'll still be some spring coolness left by then.
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    I'm sure it will still be cool enough for you here. The highs are only in the 50's now.

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    Those are my kind of high temperatures. Loved the variety of seasons when I lived up there. I'm hoping for some good thunderstorms while I visit, too - the kind of towering green monster thunderstorms you only get on the Plains. Good stuff.
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