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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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    Take that $150 and save it for wheels or tires or a new bike.

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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.

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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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    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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