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    Carbon fork question

    I'm thinking of upgrading my Cross Check's steel fork with a carbon fork from Nashbar and was wondering if anyone knows how big a tire I can run. I like my 700x45's for the on/off road touring that I do, but the tech at Nashbar thought I'd only be able to run up to a 700x42, he wasn't sure though. Does anyone have experience with this fork and can tell me about tire compatibility?

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    I have read that that fork can take 45s. Apparently it's the same fork as the winwood muddy, which according to this site can fit fatties:
    http://www.spicercycles.com/index.cg...esc=Cyclocross
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    yeah, I purchased a winwood muddy and it will take a 44...btw I am pretty sure the nashbar carbon is nearly the same as the winwood. I was looking at the nashbar one but found the winwood for about the same price and purchased the winwood, it is really nice, maybe you might check out alfred e bike(it is the cheapest price I could find) and get one too....

    http://aebike.com/site/page.cfm?PageID=30&SKU=FK1203

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjw16
    I'm thinking of upgrading my Cross Check's steel fork with a carbon fork
    I considered doing the same but my CrossCheck's still on order (haven't even gotten it yet). I wonder what your motivation is for that since it's a steel frame and already smooths the road in the way that steel does. Is there a significant weight advantage? The guy at the LBS told me the CrossCheck is a little front heavy, which I imagine this would solve.

    Mind you, I'm no weight weenie. My current ride for road riding and commuting is a 36 pound mtn bike with slicks!!

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    i just got a cross check too and i bought the winwood cause I like carbon forks......no other reason, I have ti,steel, aluminum and just bought a carbon and i have carbon forks on all..

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    I'm considering the carbon fork for a few reasons: 1) I think I may have bent my forks slightly when I rear-ended a cab last spring and nearly endo'd onto his trunk, 2) the chance to re-cut the steerer tube to a slightly longer length as opposed to changing my stem, for a more relaxed bar height for touring, 3) the increased vibration damping (although there is something inherently great about the ride steal proides) I should get from carbon, 4) weight savings and, 5) I like the idea of front disk. I'm re-thinking this as I resurect the Surly as I'd rather put the money towards new racks and panniers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doco
    yeah, I purchased a winwood muddy and it will take a 44...btw I am pretty sure the nashbar carbon is nearly the same as the winwood. I was looking at the nashbar one but found the winwood for about the same price and purchased the winwood, it is really nice, maybe you might check out alfred e bike(it is the cheapest price I could find) and get one too....

    http://aebike.com/site/page.cfm?PageID=30&SKU=FK1203

    It says that it has cantilever bosses so can v-brakes be mounted to it? Sorry if that is a stupid question, I am still learning the ins and outs of the various components and compatability. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by multisport
    It says that it has cantilever bosses so can v-brakes be mounted to it? Sorry if that is a stupid question, I am still learning the ins and outs of the various components and compatability. Thanks.

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    yes, on the winwood or any other fork with canti bosses, vbrake or canti's

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