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    Carbon tandemfork

    Hi there

    Slowly I'm collecting the parts for my new tandem
    Right now I'm searching for a carbon tandemfork for normal race brakes.
    Any suggestion?

    Matrix has a carbon fork as well Enve but Enve says it's not meant for a tandem.
    I prefer a tapered fork but sofar I only got experience with Matrix.

    Who can help me

    Richard

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    RichadrT, have you checked out some of the Tandem Specific shops yet? I know that Tandems East have several forks as I'm sure others would too.

    Good luck.
    1982 Merckx Campy Super Record, 1995 Merckx Campy Centaur 10, DiamondBack Axis TT, (set-up as city bike), Bushnell Tandem

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    didn't check the shops out yet.
    been searching a bit on internet but didn't find too many.
    thanks, I'll check them out
    Richard

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardT View Post
    Hi there

    Slowly I'm collecting the parts for my new tandem
    Right now I'm searching for a carbon tandemfork for normal race brakes.
    Any suggestion?

    Matrix has a carbon fork as well Enve but Enve says it's not meant for a tandem.
    I prefer a tapered fork but sofar I only got experience with Matrix.

    Who can help me

    Richard
    I found a kool looking Matrix tandem below but it appears to be carbon and aluminum. 3240 grams as listed here:
    http://www.matrix-cycles.co.uk/bike-...mekit-852.html
    Only One size? Wow that limits the market.

    http://www.timetriallingforum.co.uk/...howtopic=75231

    Last edited by waynesulak; 02-25-13 at 09:22 AM.

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    Thanks for the link
    I didn't know Matrix was next door in the UK.
    They used to have high bottomtubes of 8 or 10 cm high which were not allowed by the UCI but it seems they changed their frames.
    I have been asking them for a fork right away...........

    Richard

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardT View Post
    Hi there

    Slowly I'm collecting the parts for my new tandem
    Right now I'm searching for a carbon tandemfork for normal race brakes.
    Any suggestion?

    Matrix has a carbon fork as well Enve but Enve says it's not meant for a tandem.
    I prefer a tapered fork but sofar I only got experience with Matrix.

    Who can help me

    Richard
    FWIW, all the while Calfee (and others?) have the ENVE fork spec'd for their tandems. Many times you'll see a builder's logo on a 3rd party fork, so I wouldn't be surprised if the Matrix is actually a ENVE.

    Of course you will need to look at the rake (offset) and crown height requirements of your frame, the latter tends to limit your choices even further.
    Last edited by twocicle; 02-25-13 at 12:01 PM.

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    Richard, I was back ordered for a Wound Up Duo since early November; I received (and installed) it two weeks ago. I have grown so used to seeing the tandem in the workstand that it is still there, waiting for the roads to thaw out. I am pretty sure that you can now get these forks again. Sorry I didn't weigh it before installation...

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    If I'm right, the Wound Up forks only come for cantilever or dis or cantilever and disc? out least, that's what Wound Up wrote me.
    But, I ordered a(nother) Matrix fork anyway should the fork should be the first part coming in for my new tandem
    Richard

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