I have a ti cyclocross bike I use for commuting (though not every day) and bombing around the city. I love it.
But the Independent Fabrication (steel) cross fork's steerer was cut very short, and I dislike having to use stems with 12+ degrees to raise my bars a little (currently the bars are 4-5 inches below the level of my saddle).
Now, I could buy another frame with a bigger headtube. Or I could continue to use the fork with my various stems. OR I could just buy a new fork with an uncut steerer and then fit myself right, and then cut it.
Here's my dilemma: carbon or steel? (The fork would have to be a 1" not 1 1/8".)
I rather like the steel IF fork's feel. But carbon is lighter. I have priced various forks and a new IF fork is about $420, which seems very high. I can get a Surly steel cross fork for about a hundred bucks.... How's the Surly?
Anyone have any opinions or advice to offer?