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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 07-17-09, 10:26 PM   #1
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tricks on a carbon fork?

how do carbon forks hold up on trick bikes? I found one for a good deal online but I don't know if it would collapse if I beat the heck out of it like I do with my steel fork.
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Old 07-17-09, 10:33 PM   #2
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doesnt make me feel safe... :dunno:
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Well... what do you mean by tricks?
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Well I'd take into account the kind of fork. Are most road or track forks suited for the impacts from wheelies and such? Would a solid mtb fork be better?

I don't know anything about tricks so I assume these kinds of questions go through your heads, right?
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nothing super crazy, just stuff like barspins and bunnyhops, just screwing around in the street, but i also play bike polo on occasion. i think a carbon fork would hold up, but im just wondering what other people have experienced, as i only have experience with a carbon fork on my scandium race bike, which i definitely don't mess around on.
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hmm thats a good point. im looking for something strictly 650 though because this will be for a funny bike. currently im using a raleigh rush hour for screwing around on but i got a good deal on an old tt bike
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whoooah

well that answers my question thanks!! i guess steel IS real! especially when you are beating your bike up.
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Yeah... and doods who like to catch air put on those funny looking BMX forks! Full on goofball-land.
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I had a carbon fork on my trick bike for less than a week before it split at the 'crown'. Carbon is fine for road bikes and on the track, just not for any street tricks.
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omg steel is so reel you have no idea
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