Nashbar 1" Threadless Carbon fork with Alloy Steerer
Shipping was reasonably quick and it was well packaged. I took it to the LBS to cut the steerer tube and install a star nut.
Everything seems great after tonight's short ride. The rake is greater at 43mm than the stock 28mm, so the wheelbase is a bit more stretched out and I no longer have any toe overlap.
Handling is noticeably more precise - almost twitchy. The biggest benefit is when I am braking. The stock fork is decent but it is not designed for braking since it's a track fork. The fact that it was drilled for a brake seems to be an after-thought. The stock unicrown fork used to flex so much under braking that the axel would move back over 1" under heaving braking. This is gone with the new fork.
Benefits include - stiffness, weight reduction (almost a pound), better braking control and much more comfortable ride.
Cons would be borderline twitchy handling (super-precise) and aesthetics. Aesthetics is up in the air - I like the all chrome look for it's retro appeal but now my Pista looks more modern. Pictured with a Krysium Elite front wheel.