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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 08-10-10, 02:22 AM   #1
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CX 185mm disc fork recommendations?

I'm looking for a non-carbon CX fork that can fit an IS 185mm disc rotor and caliper. Any suggestions?

My current fork---a stock 2008 La Cruz fork---offers only about .5mm clearance for a 185mm rotor between the rotor and the fork's inner-side; a little close for long term comfort. I'm afraid a carbon fork may not be up to the task of true ruggedness, but i'd entertain arguments from believers.

I see Salsa, Tange and others make CroMo forks; any others? Any brand better than another?
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I have to ask, why in the world would you need a 7" rotor on a bike with tires that can barely handle cantilever brakes?
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steep grades, lots of rain, 100# trailer with important cargo. once you have these conditions and you need to brake, 160mm is a bare minimum. Cantis aren't even an option. the tyres are more than sufficient for the job in a straight line.
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