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    Carbon fork

    Input in selection of a carbon fork for my new cross bike would be appreciated.

    I have a Marinoni Fango custom 66cm steel frame with Ultegra 9. The carbon fork does not track very well.
    I am 6'6" and 235lbs and I consider myself an agressive rider.

    Any ideas on a good quality robust carbon fork?

    Jim

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    True temper Alpha Q CX !!!
    Got a winwood myselves, but a can't think of anything a Kinesis Al fork won't do better.
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    Any other thoughts on this? What about the Nashbar carbon cx for for $150? Does that look durable enough?
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    Looks pretty much the same as one of the Winwoods. Does look like it has steel steerer though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimblairo
    Input in selection of a carbon fork for my new cross bike would be appreciated.

    I have a Marinoni Fango custom 66cm steel frame with Ultegra 9. The carbon fork does not track very well.
    I am 6'6" and 235lbs and I consider myself an agressive rider.

    Any ideas on a good quality robust carbon fork?

    Jim
    Off-the-shelf carbon forks all have the same approximate geometry/rake made for stock sizes 50-60cm frames- buying a new standard fork to improve your tracking probably will not make any difference than what you have now. You have an unusually large frame, could be that Marinoni could not or did not design it to track the way you like with a standard (I assume non-custom) fork or they just goofed on the fork design, it's tricky with such a big frame. Fork stiffness is another matter, forks do differ there. But tracking, which is more about rake and trail dimensions? I doubt it. At your size you might be better off with a custom steel fork anyway- you give up a little weight, but at your size I would think the added stiffness and improved handling (from a fork designed specifically for your monster-frame's dimensions) would be more than worth it. Lots of people race/ride cyclocross on steel forks, including me, and I'm half your size! I suggested to another jolly cross giant to look up Leonard Zinn, specialist builder in big frames- I doubt one of his forks would cost much more than a high end of the shelf carbon- Or go back to Marinoni for advice.
    http://www.zinncycles.com/
    I'm gonna ask Leonard for a commission-

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