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Old 11-04-08, 01:04 AM   #1
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04 Redline frame - What fork to get?

I recently bought a used 04 redline pro bike builtup from the frame. Has a full dura ace 9 speed group im totally fine with, but it does have an aluminum fork that gives a pretty harsh ride.....I dont want to put out the cash for a carbon fork, should I go with good old steel? I want something that will improve the ride, I can spare a bit of weight as long as its only a bit AND improves ride quality. Thanks!
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Old 11-04-08, 05:58 AM   #2
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What you are describing is a carbon fork.

I'd just keep the Al fork and ride it. Cross races are a maximum of 60 minutes (if doing As). If you are getting jarred around, then your airpressure is too high
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I use the bike for commuting, so it needs a new fork. Are the nashbar carbons any good or is that going to break on me? What are some cheap yet not TOO heavy steels out there?

edit: What do you guys think of these? No weight measurements, but I heard they weigh in at about 750 grams

http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...s.php?id=16882

Advantages of straight v curved?

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needs a new fork? be realistic - you want a new fork, you don't need one.
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I would think anything here would work just fine:
http://cyclocrossworld.stores.yahoo.net/forks.html
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needs a new fork? be realistic - you want a new fork, you don't need one.
I dont need one for cross, but it is a bit uncomfortable commuting on the bike.
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