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Old 03-16-09, 06:59 PM   #1
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Leader Forks: I802 or I806TR

Been looking at the Leader forks either I802 or I806TR. Whats the main difference in these besides angle? I am looking for one that can withstand some abuse from the streets like riding through cobblestone and lumpy ends; not necessarily tricks. Also post pics of your bike with either forks please.
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Old 03-16-09, 07:29 PM   #2
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I have the I806TT, it's pretty awesome. Cheaper carbon forks usually have aluminum or chromoly steerer tubes, which add a ton of weight.



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Old 03-16-09, 09:38 PM   #3
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i have the tt... does fine... i ride 20+ miles a day.
got the fork off of ebay for 60 bucks... best thing i bought all year.
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i would like to know the same thing but i am just wanting to know about if i will get pedal tire rub if so on what one?
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Old 03-25-09, 08:21 PM   #5
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OK, I have the I802 for sitting here right now. Just wondering what people use to cut their steerer tubes with? LBS recommended not to use a hacksaw to cut and to use a diamond bladed cutter to cut with.
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Hacksaw is fine
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Old 03-25-09, 08:30 PM   #7
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Ah, as I suspected its fine since I do have some experience with fiberglass/epoxy work. LBS mech is just trying to make some more money off me I guess. Just wanted to see what others use.
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Old 03-26-09, 09:26 PM   #8
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Spend $10 at Home Depot and get a cheapo pipe cutter. It'll make a cleaner and straighter cut than the hacksaw!
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