Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 19 of 19
  1. #1
    Banned.
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    My Bikes
    2006 Raleigh Mojave 5.0
    Posts
    51
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Well bent my fork..

    Ok the stock POS fork bent so now im upgrading. Im looking somewhere in the $150-&250 range max. Something with a STRONG stem. I was at my LBS getting a tire and was looking through the catalogs and Rockshox and Marzocchi brands look good. I dont know **** about forks but catch on quick. Can anybody give me advice. o and the bike is ridden on slope, incline, some drops, loose over hardpack. Thanks

  2. #2
    Banned.
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    My Bikes
    2006 Raleigh Mojave 5.0
    Posts
    51
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Let me add that my steerer is the part that bent, its made of crap grade steel and bent from a combo of cheapness,me,stem on bike is long,spacers where all under headset and gave leverage.

    So with that, is a aluminum steerer stronger than steel, and are the steel steerers that rockshox are using a good grade strong steel?

  3. #3
    Banned. CrashVector's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    United States
    My Bikes
    Kona Dawg Deluxe, Cannondale Super-V DH, Cannondale Super-V Raven
    Posts
    409
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    um...steel is stronger than aluminum...but not as stiff.

  4. #4
    Banned.
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    My Bikes
    2006 Raleigh Mojave 5.0
    Posts
    51
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    well the stock steerer is bent at the top, is cromolly stonger than the "steel" and is alum better anyway than the crap used in my stock fork?

  5. #5
    Senior Member Curtis_Elwood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    St. Louis, MO
    Posts
    585
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    What brand/model was your stock fork?
    2006 Marin Pine Mountain FX

  6. #6
    Banned.
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    My Bikes
    2006 Raleigh Mojave 5.0
    Posts
    51
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    here are some ive found, what are your opinions..

    http://www.beyondbikes.com/BB/ItemDesc.asp?IC=QFK6006

    http://www.beyondbikes.com/BB/ItemDe...FK%2DMAR%2D606


    The stock fork is a SR XCT 75mm Travel Fork w/Preload Adjust.

  7. #7
    Banned. CrashVector's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    United States
    My Bikes
    Kona Dawg Deluxe, Cannondale Super-V DH, Cannondale Super-V Raven
    Posts
    409
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    chromoly is a type of steel alloy. The addition of a small amount of chrome molybdenum makes the steel "tougher". To put in in perspective, molybdenum steel is used on most higher-end shotguns for the frame, receiver, and barrels. You arent gonna find too many shotguns with aluminum barrels.

    aluminum's advantage is that it is lighter...but steel is far stronger, and far heavier.

  8. #8
    Banned.
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    My Bikes
    2006 Raleigh Mojave 5.0
    Posts
    51
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    well crap, cause I cant find anybody that offers chomolly or a reinforced tube for my price range. Do yo guys use aluminum?

  9. #9
    Banned.
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    My Bikes
    2006 Raleigh Mojave 5.0
    Posts
    51
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    found the recon 351, it has a chromo steerer.....

  10. #10
    Senior Member Curtis_Elwood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    St. Louis, MO
    Posts
    585
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sounds like a winner. RS forks are pretty solid. Don't think that all aluminum steerer equipped forks suck, though. Lots of us run them with no problems. I think you'll be much happier with the performance of that fork than your old one anyway.
    2006 Marin Pine Mountain FX

  11. #11
    Banned. CrashVector's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    United States
    My Bikes
    Kona Dawg Deluxe, Cannondale Super-V DH, Cannondale Super-V Raven
    Posts
    409
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    There are plenty of good forks that use aluminum steering tubes. The thing about Al though is that it has to be properly tempered in order for it to maintain tensile strength.

    The fork on my Kona is a Marzocchi GranFondo1 RC. It has a chromoly steering tube. It's a 130mm travel AM fork that costs about $300. Silk smooth. Being as honest as I can be, this is one of the best forks I've ever had on a bike...and I've had quite a few forks.

    The fact that it came as standard OEM equipment on my bike is amazing. I've almost ALWAYS swapped out forks on my bikes, but on this one, I'm extremely satisfied with it as it is.

    Here are a few pics of the fork:




  12. #12
    Banned.
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    My Bikes
    2006 Raleigh Mojave 5.0
    Posts
    51
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Well boys I just dropped some cash on a lot of ****. $458 to be exact, lol ouch

    Rockshox Recon 351 U-Turn 85-130mm Black, CANE CREEK S-3 HEADSET, RACE FACE DIABOLUS STEM, SUN/RINGLE ZU-ZU PEDALS(sealed bearings), MAXXIS RANCHERO TIRE for the front. Will post pics sometime next week. Thanks for the help.

  13. #13
    Banned. CrashVector's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    United States
    My Bikes
    Kona Dawg Deluxe, Cannondale Super-V DH, Cannondale Super-V Raven
    Posts
    409
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That's a pretty good fork. I'm sure you'll be happy with it.

  14. #14
    Senior Member Curtis_Elwood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    St. Louis, MO
    Posts
    585
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Crash, what's up with the semi-slicks and bar ends on a FS trail bike? Sorry, couldn't resist.
    2006 Marin Pine Mountain FX

  15. #15
    Banned. CrashVector's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    United States
    My Bikes
    Kona Dawg Deluxe, Cannondale Super-V DH, Cannondale Super-V Raven
    Posts
    409
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Curtis_Elwood
    Crash, what's up with the semi-slicks and bar ends on a FS trail bike? Sorry, couldn't resist.

    The semi-slicks come off when I take it out for a serious ride. The bar ends are for climbing.

    I managed to buy a second set of rims and rotors for my bike, so I keep the Nokian NBT's mounted on one set, and the Serfas Vermin Kevlars on another.

    that particular day, I didn't have the time to take the bike out to my usual trail, and I was riding hardpack/grass trails so I used the semi-slicks....but there are a few decent climbs so I left the bar ends on.


    Here's a pic I just took of the bike with the Nokians on it:
    (yeah I know my spare room is jacked up, but hey...it IS a 'spare' room...LMAO...oh, and a pic of the wife's old beater-trek that hasn't moved in about 8 months since she got her new bike... and if you look really close, you can tell hunting season is about to start....)

    Last edited by CrashVector; 09-29-06 at 06:52 PM.

  16. #16
    Banned.
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    My Bikes
    2006 Raleigh Mojave 5.0
    Posts
    51
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    big question....Im goin riding tomorrow and I still have the slighty bent stock fork with a little bit of wiggle to it on the bike. Will it hurt it to ride like that tomorrow?

    I dont care about the fork, just the frame. All the componets in my sig line will be installed next week, so I dont care about the stock headset either. Will it hurt the inside of the frame at all?

  17. #17
    Banned. CrashVector's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    United States
    My Bikes
    Kona Dawg Deluxe, Cannondale Super-V DH, Cannondale Super-V Raven
    Posts
    409
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    it might. I wouldn't trust it. It might oval out your tube.

  18. #18
    Banned.
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    My Bikes
    2006 Raleigh Mojave 5.0
    Posts
    51
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ahhhhhhhhhhh. Im so set to go tomorrow, and so is everyone else. I dont want to oval out the tube......it only has maybe a couple mm's of play, just enough to feel it not sit tight and slightly wiggle.

  19. #19
    Banned.
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    My Bikes
    2006 Raleigh Mojave 5.0
    Posts
    51
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    well, I didnt risk it. Ill have to wait and go next weekend.....

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •