Join Date: Jul 2006
Bikes: Lemond Poprad Disc, Cannondale Mtn Bike, Haro Nyquist Pro
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Carbon Fork Shudder (Am I going to die?)
There have been several discussions about the Lemond Poprad and fork shudder when braking. I have an '07 Poprad Disc. My carbon Bontrager Satellite fork shudders when I brake moderate-to-hard on anything other than loose sand/dirt or mud.
I've been told that since cross bikes are a little more slack in the geometry. That means less weight on the front wheel and that means fork shudder when the front wheel has good traction. Hmmmmm . . . To be honest, I don't know enough to have an opinion on this.
I have three questions . . . .
1) Do all disc cross bikes shudder?
2) Is there anything I can do to make my Poprad not shudder?
3) MOST IMPORTANTLY . . . will this shudder cause a failure of some sort that could lead to a serious accident? (Of interest: I *feel* the shudder in my handlebars just a bit--I feel in control. But looking down at the front hub . . . it's a little scary. That sucker's moving.)
Thanks in advance for the info and insight.