Have bike, will travel
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Edwardsville, Illinois
Bikes: Colnago Nuova Mexico, Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra, Pinarello Gavia, Schwinn Paramount, Motobecane Grand Record, Peugeot PX10, Serotta Nova X, Simoncini Cyclocross Special, Origin8 monstercross, Pedal Force CG2 and CX2
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The differences between the two fork don't amount to much. The 10mm added length with the 44mm offset will provide the same handling and stability as a 390mm length with a 45mm offset. A longer length and a shorter offset cancel each other and the geometry does not change enough to be felt.
The CC fork will raise the headtube buy 10mm, but that’s a small value also.
I'm changing forks on my Some Double Cross. I'm removing a very nice & light Ridley fork and installing a CC fork to improve tire clearance and to have fender and rack attachment points.
If I was racing, I'd look at a lighter Carbon fork. These can be found for about $120.
When I ride my bike I feel free and happy and strong. I'm liberated from the usual nonsense of day to day life. Solid, dependable, silent, my bike is my horse, my fighter jet, my island, my friend. Together we will conquer that hill and thereafter the world.