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Old 02-25-13, 06:09 AM   #1
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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

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Old 02-25-13, 07:11 AM   #2
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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.

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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
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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


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Old 02-25-13, 11:45 AM   #5
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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...........

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Old 02-25-13, 12:55 PM   #6
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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.

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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
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