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Old 08-22-18, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by pakeboi View Post
from Cromoly to Aluminum fork is an upgrade ?
If I needed (another) touring bike, I think I could swallow everything on this "new" bike except the aluminum fork. Yeah, Trek cheap'ed out on the Alivio stuff, but it can be replaced. The fork, though? Take the one component on a bike that wants to flex the most, that's difficult to replace, and make it out of a material that must not flex??

TBH, that inflexibility is built into front disk brakes, which is one reason I don't buy into the whole disk brake for road bikes thing. Flying down a long hill at speed, and watching a steel fork flex and eat up the bumps, that puts a smile on my face.
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