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    HELP!!!!! im ordering a a track framset but do i get a carbon or aluminum fork??

    HI, i was going to get a track frame set and it comes with an aluminum straight fork but i can upgrade to a carbon one. i ride a steel frame now and have no experience with an aluminum frame. i live i the city in Houston TX and roads are... well.. questionable so yeah. also, i dont do tricks or anything just kinda like going fast. ADVICE!

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    Well, a lot of people here think that aluminum (fork especialy) are lame.

    I had a track bike with a steel frame and an aluminum fork and I have to say that it was alright.

    The only problem is that I had aluminum fork with aluminum straight bars and my elbows were hurting after medium to long rides. So I would say go for the carbon if you plan on doing long rides on this bike.

    What is the price difference between the two? Is the aluminum fork threaded?
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    theres only like 40 bucks difference

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    If you're not doing tricks, I'd go carbon.

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    Go carbon. Aluminum is not a common material for forks for a reason.
    the hipster myth.

    i practice vagabondery.

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    carbon.

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    what guy #4 said.
    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
    Road [racing] is one of the only sports where adult men can compete in a non-scholastic setting, so inevitably 8/10 racers are fiercely-competitive nobodies. It's fun as hell, but it's also the foremost refuge of defeated and aging jocks, turned middle-management types.

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    ten-u veh D Veh D much

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    JUST KIDDING IT'S A PRANK YOUR SUPPOSED TO GET ALUMINUMi
    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
    Road [racing] is one of the only sports where adult men can compete in a non-scholastic setting, so inevitably 8/10 racers are fiercely-competitive nobodies. It's fun as hell, but it's also the foremost refuge of defeated and aging jocks, turned middle-management types.

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