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    Aluminum Forks

    Random question for you all. Does anyone actually make an aluminum fork? Seems that even Al frames come with Steel forks, and from what I can remember, I've never come across one. Are the only fork options Aluminum & Carbon?

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    Off the top of my head, leader does. The I06a.

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    I had one on a Novara road bike many years ago. It was awful.
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    The Leader aluminum fork is terrible. Aluminum forks are terrible.

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    Yes. In my experience, they hurt.
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    I have (had) an Al fork on a Schwinn Peloton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Aluminum forks are terrible.
    This^

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    Just, harsh basically? Was thinking they might be more brittle or prone to failure, but it could just be that they're crap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    The Leader aluminum fork is terrible. Aluminum forks are terrible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NcA13 View Post
    Just, harsh basically? Was thinking they might be more brittle or prone to failure, but it could just be that they're crap?
    Aluminum is too stiff for fork material, doesn't help with road vibration.
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    Plus if you can get so many carbon forks for chump change now, why not?

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    I have one right now. Really harsh ride.
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    i have a kinesis 6061 1" threaded.

    same fork different rake as what came on the GT Pulse before they put steel on it. or after. or inbetween.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EpicSchwinn View Post
    Plus if you can get so many carbon forks for chump change now, why not?
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    I had a bonded Kensis on a 90's bonded Miata, It was a little harsh but i've ridden all steel bikes with a harsher ride. But I never rode it long distance and I believe the smooth ride came from the fact the whole bike was a clapped rather than the fork being any good, the only reason i could see keeping an aluminum fork today would be if i had asweet bonded frame and i wanted to keep every period correct, but would never buy one with my own money.

    Unless they started making them in Krazy-Anodized-Kolourz, that would be beyond rad.

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    Was looking at building up a 90's gt frame for a winter beater, they all have 6-68mm suspension, or steel forks (neither of which would hold up to the elements in New England). Thought an aluminum fork would make a nice addition. Plus.... Purple Ano, mmmmmm.

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    Steel fork will be just fine.
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    where are these chump change carbon forks?

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    Here.
    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    The brake lever is on the handlebars, so no one can complain about that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Street rider View Post


    have had two, no complaints.

    One of which I rode the hell out of, (Stair sets, multiple crashes including 2 with cars), and although I've since sold it, I know the current owner still uses it regularly.

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