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Old 04-16-09, 11:29 AM   #1
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Touring Carbon Forks

Is there any out there. I have seen them on a few stock bikes (Jamis) but where can you get them aftermarket. I would like something with lowrider mounts.
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Doesn't the specialized tricross have a carbon fork with lowrider mounts? Maybe you could order one of those.
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Is there any out there. I have seen them on a few stock bikes (Jamis) but where can you get them aftermarket. I would like something with lowrider mounts.
I've got a buddy that has a fairly new Trek Hybrid (aluminum with flatbars) that came with 700 carbon forks with a rack mount built into them. I don't recall the bike model, but it should be something that can be found.
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In the long-standing tradition of giving Internet advice...

I don't see much reason to choose a CF fork over steel, given the availability issues. Even if they are equally rugged, you're not gaining much shock absorption or losing much weight. If you can't find one easily, just go steel.
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I bought one from Marinoni a few years ago. I think it was an EVO.
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Is there any out there. I have seen them on a few stock bikes (Jamis) but where can you get them aftermarket. I would like something with lowrider mounts.
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I don't see much reason to choose a CF fork over steel, given the availability issues. Even if they are equally rugged, you're not gaining much shock absorption or losing much weight. If you can't find one easily, just go steel.
I was thinking about buying a Jamis Aurora Elite, but the carbon fork is kind of putting me off. Well, that and it has Mavic rims, but I can easily change wheels. If the Elite had a steel fork, it would be much higher on my list for a new touring bike.
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I was thinking about buying a Jamis Aurora Elite, but the carbon fork is kind of putting me off. Well, that and it has Mavic rims, but I can easily change wheels. If the Elite had a steel fork, it would be much higher on my list for a new touring bike.
I believe the 2009 version has steel forks.
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The Jamis Aurora has a steel fork, the Aurora Elite is Carbon.
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Only if we're talking pre-2009 or "chromoly" is some new kind of carbon. The 2008 did have a carbon fork with low-rider mounts.

http://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/thebik...lite_spec.html
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I believe the 2009 version has steel forks.
For 2009, the Jamis Aurora Elite has steel forks. Also, the geometry has changed.

In the past, the geometry of the Aurora Elite was based on the 'cross bike (I forget the name). According to Jamis and two dealers I talked to, for 2009 the geometry is the same as the base Aurora but a better grade of tubing is used for the frame. Overall the Elite is several pounds lighter than the Aurora.
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Hmmm, I don't know what the hell I was looking at then. Thanks all.
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