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Old 09-19-13, 09:00 AM   #1
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Carbon fork choice

Building up my 1993 GT as an overbuilt single speed cross bike.

I do have a budget and am trying to decide on the Nashbar Carbon Cyclocross Fork (although now I cannot seem to find it in 1 1/8"), or the Soma CX Straight Blade Canti Fork. Also considering the Nashbar chromoly version (but not available until Nov.).

Any personal experiences with either? Any good fork recommendations around the $100 mark?

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I bought the Nashbar carbon cx fork - for my recent build. Great value for the money IMO. It has both Canti posts as well as disc mounts. I removed the canti posts and plugged them with rubber plugs that I picked up at the LBS that came from a bike setup for Di2. Some frames come with the rubber plugs - perfect size to fill the canti post holes and looks great.

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Compared to Nashbar,i think another bicycle sellers could be offer similar great fork with cheaper price.If you don't feel troublesome,you can buy them from online store,even international business.
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I note: real Cross Bike forks for racing , like Ridley's, are quite more substantial than something you are not

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Is this for 700c wheels? Carver has a CX fork for $100 with a metal steerer and a $150 all carbon fork that look interesting. I have no experience with them, but they look like decent deals.
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