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Old 06-07-09, 05:22 PM   #1
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Nashbar or Winwood CF Cyclo fork owners?

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Anyone have one of these handy they can put a tape measure across?
They say they have clearance for 44mm knobbies, what is the actual measurement at the point whre the crown starts to curve in? What I want to know is, how wide a fender can I squeeze in there?

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http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...019_-1___14500
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Well, Coldfeet -

I put my Nashbar CX frame/fork in the workstand and measured as best I could with a steel rule...

At the "shoulder" where the fork legs begin to curve there is 50-52mm of clearance.

From the top of the dropouts to the inside apex of the crown measures 365mm of clearance.

I am currently running 700x35 Panaracer Pasela TG's (a touring tire) mounted to 36-spoke Mavic A719's with XT hubs on that bike. That combo leaves at least 5mm clearance to either fork leg and about 16mm clearance to the crown.

I have had some 700x40 knobbies on there with no problems (I'm running BB7 road disks). I think you could run 700x44's based on that...

The Nashbar fork is built very stout - and weighs accordingly. I use the bike as a year-round commuter and long-distance event machine. I don't race CX, so I can't comment on that application. All-in-all, I'm very happy with the fork - and the rest of the bike as well.

Hope this helps.
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Well, Coldfeet -

I put my Nashbar CX frame/fork in the workstand and measured as best I could with a steel rule...

At the "shoulder" where the fork legs begin to curve there is 50-52mm of clearance.

From the top of the dropouts to the inside apex of the crown measures 365mm of clearance.

I am currently running 700x35 Panaracer Pasela TG's (a touring tire) mounted to 36-spoke Mavic A719's with XT hubs on that bike. That combo leaves at least 5mm clearance to either fork leg and about 16mm clearance to the crown.

I have had some 700x40 knobbies on there with no problems (I'm running BB7 road disks). I think you could run 700x44's based on that...

The Nashbar fork is built very stout - and weighs accordingly. I use the bike as a year-round commuter and long-distance event machine. I don't race CX, so I can't comment on that application. All-in-all, I'm very happy with the fork - and the rest of the bike as well.

Hope this helps.
Thank You! Exactly what I Needed. The problem is, ( or was ) the Marathon Supremes that I fitted ( 700 x 40 ) don't allow any room on my current fork for a fender. I had already decided to go disc anyway, so ordered this fork. I am getting the fenders from Velo Orange, but I wanted to order them now, before the fork arrives, ( tight schedule ) I wanted to be sure I could fit whatever fenders I ordered. I'm gonna go with the 48mm fluted fenders.

I am using the bike for commuting/touring and have ordered the BB7s as well.

Thanks again
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I think you're gonna be very happy with that set-up. I absolutely love my BB7's. Very adjustable, progressive and powerful. Best thing is that they don't pack with mud or snow in the winter. Work awesome with 'cross levers, too.

You'll have plenty of room with the 700x40's and the fenders should snuggle right into the arch...

Wow, I'm almost jealous!

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