Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Taos, NM
Bikes: 2009 Custom TI Frame Road Bike, all 2007 Campy Record, Campy Euros Wheelset
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thanks for the advice. the topic is about which forks, not whether to use discs. I DO apprecicate your comments, but:
I misspoke in my OP. I am not a newby to using discs, I am a newby to the idea of specing a bike for them. your points questioning my decision to use discs completely misses the reason I want them. For many, there IS an advantage using discs, and that reason is that these people are suffering from severe RSI hand issues.
I do a lot of long (sometime 7-8 miles) descents pulling an extrawheel tailer on washed out dirt forest service roads. my hands simply cannot take it. I am a musician and need to protect my hands. discs do not require such a strong pull. my disc equipped bike is a dream descending under these contitions, but I dont wish to tour using a 30 pound, fully suspended MTB.
the weight and reliability issues are not as important as continuing to be able to play guitar. the dishing of the front wheel doesn't bother me either, because I am not using front panniers, so only my handlebar bag is on the front (less than ten pounds fully loaded)
so I have since learned that the front fork spacing is 100mm.
ok - so anyone want to address my OP which ended with
how about recommending a high end lightweight touring fork with disc tabs for 700c wheels.
2009 Custom TI Frame Road Bike, all 2007 Campy Record, Campy Euros Wheelset
2009 Custom TI Frame touring Bike. S&S couplers, XTR Drivetrain. LOW granny.
2009 Performance Bicycles TI (by Lynsky) road frame, 7900 DA, 7950 DA Compact Crank, Light Niobium Rim Wheels
Last edited by jbpence; 09-09-08 at 08:41 AM.