I am interested in using a surly cross check frame, or soma (burly steel frame), with carbon forks and disc brakes. I have found just a few carbon forks that are compatible, and under $500, I'm looking for something under $200. Does anyone use something like this that they'd like to suggest for me?
I recently had to replace the fork on my Las Cruces and had a tough time finding a carbon disc ready fork. The most common are the Winwoods which is what I ended up with, but is a little out of your price range. I'm pretty sure Redline sells one but I don't know the price nor I have actually seen it sold anywhere, but they list it on their site.
Is it truly possilbe to get a bike that rides well/ ie raceable and safe and weighs in the 18+ llb for under 1500? I need a small frame whch may help. I really thought I could find something and the more I look the less likely it feels that my distinct preferences put me in the preposterously expensive for a lady that works in nonprofit business category. Blargh!! Every which way I turn it seems that I'm stymied.