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Old 07-22-04, 10:41 AM   #1
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Winwood fork ride quality?

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I sold my Surly Crosscheck this winter and purchased a used and rare GSR Forza Cross. The GSR came with a Wound Up fork that was way to stiff for may taste, I ride mostly on the road in the summer and on gravel roads in the winter. I sold the Wound Up and put on a touring fork I had around to use temporarily. I loved the ride of the Surly fork and may just get one but was wondering how the Winwood carbonforks rides? Anyone riding one of these that can offer an opinion?

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Old 07-22-04, 11:04 AM   #2
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Howdy

I sold my Surly Crosscheck this winter and purchased a used and rare GSR Forza Cross. The GSR came with a Wound Up fork that was way to stiff for may taste, I ride mostly on the road in the summer and on gravel roads in the winter. I sold the Wound Up and put on a touring fork I had around to use temporarily. I loved the ride of the Surly fork and may just get one but was wondering how the Winwood carbonforks rides? Anyone riding one of these that can offer an opinion?

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Tim
I think you'll varying opinions as usual. I've heard some good things. However, my friend has one on his Salsa Las Cruces. On 3 separate occasions, he's had severe fork shudder, mostly on road descents > 25 MPH. I'm sure it's due to the whole setup of his fork, headset, and frame, so YMMV. But it would scare me...
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i've never had any trouble with the winwood. i bought it mostly for weight saving over my steel fork [when i have to hoist my bike three times a lap, i can get pretty weight conscious]. the ride quality is quite good, though the difference over the steel fork in that respect isn't dramatic, particularly when you run 30's or 35's at 60-70 psi. the tires do most of the shock absorbing. i did ride my 'cross bike as a road bike with 23 tires this spring and rather liked the winwood's ride quality, though.
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Thanks for the responses my LBS is getting me a Surly fork for $65 and I know I already like that one, I'll just live with the few extra ounces.

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