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Old 05-25-08, 12:23 PM   #1
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New Fork for IRO Jamie Roy?

So the fork on my IRO got thrashed the other day and it needs replacing. I was going to replace it with another one from IRO but figured I Would ask here first to see if anyone has any recommendations.

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Old 05-25-08, 01:20 PM   #2
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I have been using the nashbar carbon fork on mine. I find that the stock fork transmits too much road vibration and hurts my hands after 20 miles or so. The carbon fork is much more comfortable to ride. I think it looks better, too.
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surly steamroller fork for your IRO. I have a bontrager carbon fork. I like that
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thanks for the suggestions guys. I was looking at this one. http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...20Road%20Forks

Would this be a fork of similar quality to the one I just thrashed? downgrade? upgrade? I'm not a gearhead, I just need something that I can use that will hold up.
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How did you thrash your IRO fork?

Just wondering, because if you destroyed an aluminum fork thru normal riding, a carbon one may not be the way to go.
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Old 05-27-08, 12:03 AM   #6
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I wasn't the one who thrashed it, my friend was on my bike and ate **** hard and took out my front wheel and fork. I ride hard and my stuff gets a work out but it's rare that I actually destroy a component.
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thanks for the suggestions guys. I was looking at this one. http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...20Road%20Forks
For what it's worth, I have the 1" model of this fork on my aluminum road bike and it's worked out well. $100 is a bit high though. I see it for about $80 often.
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Well I ordered the carbon nashbar fork. I'l let everyone know how it works out.
Thanks for the help
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Finally snapped a pic, I like it.
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performace forte CF fork for 79 bucks...straight bladed works for me
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