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Old 02-20-12, 05:19 PM   #1
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Upgrade carbon fork?

I have a Phantom Cross Pro with carbon fork and aluminum steerer. There is a local deal on an Easton EC90x Fork for $150. I have mini-v brakes, so fork chatter shouldn't be a problem. Besides being lighter, will I notice any other difference like road vibration or any other performance. In looking around for reviews, it looks like this fork isn't used a whole lot on OEM bikes anymore. I need the fender mounts, so it seems like my options would be limited if there were alternatives.
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Old 02-20-12, 08:01 PM   #2
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Take that $150 and save it for wheels or tires or a new bike.
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Old 02-20-12, 08:31 PM   #3
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I dont know much about the high performance stuff, but $150 to basically change the steerer?
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not going to achieve much difference. It'd be worth it if you had the steel fork.
You can get a different used frame and save more weight.

+1 on wheels
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Old 02-20-12, 11:18 PM   #5
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Thanks for the responses. Sounds like the upgrade isn't worth it. I'll save money for the wheels.
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Where can I get this fork?
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Old 02-28-12, 11:45 PM   #7
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could consider it a Pre emptive replacement ,
in anticipation .. having it taken out of service before failure?
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Yeah I would think that it would be more of an upgrade if there was a large amount of noticeable flex in your current fork or if you were riding steel (like my Kona P2 on my Jake). You will likely save very little weight for a premium in price. While the "cool" factor of running around with an Easton EC90X fork is there and the price seems like a steal I would still go with upgrades to the rotational items on the bike (ie. new, lighter wheelset, lighter tires, better crank, etc.).
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I would say it's a decent upgrade. I have two of those forks. They can be a little whippy but it's light. If you run V-brakes, they rock.
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