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Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 11-16-08, 11:39 PM   #1
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Kinesis crosslight fork?

I did a search and found a few people a few years ago saying they liked their Kinesis crosslight fork, but I wanna double-check, see if there's anyone who's been using this fork recently, how it has compared to other forks if applicable, etc.

I want to cheaply lighten up the front end of my bike and was thinking of the tange straight-blade fork but then saw the kenisis for $70 and it's supposed to be 765g. I dunno about an aluminum fork though, sounds weird. This is for my steel rob roy.
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I picked a kinesis fork up for my road bike but haven't had a chance to put a lot of miles on it but I will post up my thoughts. I didn't want steel as it would be prohibitively heavy.
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Are you using it for cross racing, off-road recreational riding, road/bikepath commuting?

I have one on my Cannondale RX800 and it is great for anything I have used it for as long as I have a set of cross tires on. The bigger cross tires (29-35) eat up most of the small bumps, so the rigid aluminum traits don't come through to me. If I put on road tires at high pressure I can feel it, but I have a road bike for those situations.

The price is good and they are good quality.
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Racing. It's for my ss rob roy to lighten up the front end.
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Racing on cross courses with 34s or 35s at 40-50 psi I bet you will never notice the rough ride. They seem to be beefy and mine have held up for several years of racing and recreational off-road riding.
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I don't think the Kinesis is any different from the alu fork on my old Redline. No problems and rides pretty good. A bit flexy under heavy braking on the road, don't need to do that much.
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Thanks dudes, good info.
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I got one of these on ebay and man is it light. Pretty too. I think I'm gonna lose maybe a whole pound from my front end.
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