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?
Off the top of my head, leader does. The I06a.
I had one on a Novara road bike many years ago. It was awful.
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I have (had) an Al fork on a Schwinn Peloton.
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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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.
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.
where are these chump change carbon forks?