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Old 10-03-14, 05:44 PM
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Wanderer
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Originally Posted by Grey. View Post
It really isn't. All you're getting with carbon is weight reduction, I rode the 7.3 and the 7.4 back-to-back at my local Trek dealer and found both rides to be equal. I rode the full carbon 7.7 and that was a nice ride but the usefulness of a carbon fork on a full aluminium hybrid bike is overstated, it's a very small and marginal improvement.

As for the OP, there's a laundry list of reasons i'd go with the 7.3 over the 7.2, you're getting a lot of upgrades for not a huge price increase.
I disagree. I have a Sirrus, Comp, with a carbon fork, and the carbon rides much smoother than aluminum forks. It really is noticable. Road buzz is almost non existent. As is handling of ordinary bumps.

Granted, its not as smooth as my suspended crosstrail, but it really is a much nicer ride.

After having this Sirrus, I would definately opt for a carbon fork.

MHO
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