I just bought a Litespeed Solano frame. It came with a Real design Signature fork. I will build it up for endurance/sportive type riding. Probably 105 11 speed, Rolf Prima wheels. This fork gets some pretty bad press. Any other recommendations? Should I go with a longer rake, like 45mm vs. 43mm? Thanks!
Some older forum post said these forks seem flexy and sketchy on fast descents. I live and ride in the Rocky Mts. so I don't want an iffy fork. I have no experience with this one so I'm looking for some feedback. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by mtn.cyclist
Some older forum post said these forks seem flexy and sketchy on fast descents.
When evaluating information of this kind, it really helps to know the weight of the rider(s) who were complaining about the fork; if the rider complaining about the flexy fork weighs much more than you, you probably won't have the same experience.