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Old 04-24-11, 10:50 PM   #1
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ZEUS ZICCS Road Bike Carbon Blades Fork 1 1/8" 30cm



any one know/or used this

cause im debating on the leader carbon fork or this .
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Old 04-25-11, 12:30 AM   #2
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What bike are you putting the fork on? What fork dimensions does the frame specify?
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cheap ebay fork. cheap carbon isn't that much better than metal. which leader fork?

it's not a bad fork but it's not that great. compare with fuji/forte/bikesdirect/nashbar.
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you could really screw you bike up if you don't get the proper fork offset. You didn't mention anything about that.
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cheap carbon is fine.
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"Fine" but - as cc stated - not much better than steel.
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yes, they all work the same, but you can get good quality full carbon forks for $60. id call the weight savings significant, possibly 700g.
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yes, they all work the same, but you can get good quality full carbon forks for $60. id call the weight savings significant, possibly 700g.
Blasphemy! I demand links to forks that work the the leader 725! haha
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its tougher with integrated headsets because the fork crown diameter and shape need to be on point, but its still pretty easy on ebay. 45mm will look alright.
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its tougher with integrated headsets because the fork crown diameter and shape need to be on point, but its still pretty easy on ebay.
Get a fork from a forsaken modern road frame.
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those are usually some of the cheapest too.
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ZEUS ZICCS Road Bike Carbon Blades Fork 1 1/8" 30cm



any one know/or used this

cause im debating on the leader carbon fork or this .
I just received this fork. Won one on ebay for $40 from that the same seller. It's is cheap but I believe the quality is decent. I'll let you know how it feels when I complete my build this Sunday.

I did some research and it looks like these forks were made by Orbea and came stock on some of their bikes a number of years ago.
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yea def let me know .
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Did you get that fork mounted?
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Sorry completely forgot to get back to you. The fork is mounted and been used for the past couple weeks. No problems and happy with the quality for the price
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