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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 07-29-14, 12:31 AM   #1
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Should I get a carbon fork?

Hello, I ride an aventon mataro and a lot of my friends tell me to switch the fork because is unreliable and will snap easily. I've been riding for a few months now and I never had a problem with it. But I constantly have this fear of the fork snapping on me and I don't know if I'm making too much of a big deal about it or should really consider a carbon fork for safety. I really don't know too much about carbon forks in general so if it is recommended to have one instead, I would really appreciate some good carbon forks I can get. Thanks!
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Old 07-29-14, 04:02 AM   #2
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What fork are you riding now? I've not heard of any failure stories on Aventons yet, granted they're fairly new. If it's aluminum , you might want to switch just for more comfort (alum forks tend to give a harsh ride on the road), but if you're not having any problems with it I can't think of a reason to throw more money at it.
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What fork are you riding now? I've not heard of any failure stories on Aventons yet, granted they're fairly new. If it's aluminum , you might want to switch just for more comfort (alum forks tend to give a harsh ride on the road), but if you're not having any problems with it I can't think of a reason to throw more money at it.

I've seen a few pics of broken aventons and I'm not even on here that much.

If selling the bike and buying a quality used one isn't an option, I'd consider a new fork. Cheaper than buying new teeth.
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It's well-known that Aventon had a lot of problems with their forks breaking. However, that was the first version and I'm 99.9% certain they've addressed the issue.

If you just bought it, chances are it's not a faulty fork.
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Well I guess I should crawl out from under this rock.
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Im currently using the aluminum fork for the aventon, and thank you for the help. I dont have confort problems with this fork, but i will look into some carbon forks for extra confort. Thank you for the feedback !
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Great to know, thank you for the feedback!
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I do want to get a better fixed gear bike but I want to wait until i get a little more knowledge on them. I will look into carbon forks and probably get one. Thank you for the feedback!
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I have a seven year old bike with no-name Carbon Fiber fork and Seat Stays. Lately, I've noticed (By tapping on it.) the sound doesn't seem right. On newer bikes, the sound is solid but on this one, it isn't. We are planning to get rid of it before something happens. This may be a knee-jerk reaction but the last thing you want (on a ride) is your bike to break in half. Carbon Fiber maybe great in some things but on a bicycle...I worry, a lot.
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Thats why I only ride steel. I've owned carbon bikes in the past, but being over 200lbs. theres always that little nagging fear of carbon breaking, high end or no name frames. For me its a little comfort knowing I have columbus or reynolds tubing under me.
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look if you like your bike and the way it looks ride it and enjoy it, dont pay any head to what people say about it or the brand. Just ride it and enjoy it.

If you want to upgrade your fork upgrade it, from what scrod said it sounds like there isnt a problem with your fork.if you want to upgrade your fork just for looks or just because you want to, do it. its your bike. you ride a bike because you like it and you pick the bike you ride because it does what you need and and it appeals to you. You dont ride a bike so other people can say hey man cool bike.

just have fun!

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