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Old 06-30-09, 07:21 PM
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Disc Fork Questions

Just curious on what might be the best route to go for a disc fork. I have a poprad that i am selling but was going to keep the fork, which is a Ritchey/Bontrager Sattelitte and looking for maybe something comparable or perhaps a bit of an upgrade? Thanks!

I would like to stick to carbon.. any thoughts on Winwood's offerings?

any better ideas? Thanks!
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Old 06-30-09, 07:24 PM
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If it's a Bontrager Satellite Elite I'd keep it. That fork is $299 and a solid (as in excellent) carbon disc fork.
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Old 06-30-09, 08:22 PM
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But you know the Bontrager Satellite Elite is a knock-off of the Wound Up Team-X Disc fork, right? And I'm saying this as the owner of a Trek Portland equipped with the Satellite Elite.

As much as I like the fork--and I do like it--it's had me thinking about the Wound Up since I bought the bike. Is the original better than the knock-off? Or did Trek take a good idea and improve upon it?

My other bike getting hit by a car (with me on it) provides the perfect opportunity for comparison. I added a couple of Benjamins to the insurance settlement, and Yellow Bike's new Wound Up fork arrived Monday. My LBS has promised me the bike Friday morning. I'll letcha know.

The Winwood Muddy Disc Cross fork is a completely different design, borrowing heavily from common road forks. I can't speak to the differences, but I found this article about the five different types of carbon forks. Perhaps that can help your decision.

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Old 06-30-09, 08:35 PM
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I've got 8-10K on my Salsa Las Cruces fork, which I believe is one of the Winwoods. No complaints, other than given a choice I wouldn't have the canti studs. While I personally dislike the look of the bontrager / wound up style forks, I don't know that the Winwood would be any better functionally.

2+ years ago I was working on this list of disc forks - https://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/270819-disc-brake-road-forks-anyone-have-list.html
I'm sure things have changed since then though.
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Originally Posted by tsl View Post
But you know the Bontrager Satellite Elite is a knock-off of the Wound Up Team-X Disc fork, right? And I'm saying this as the owner of a Trek Portland equipped with the Satellite Elite.
Yeah, but the Trek version is cheaper
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I use the Winwood fork. (Really the Nashbar fork, but they're the same fork) and I like it. It's no lightweight, but you'll never worry about it breaking!
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Figured I would bump this instead of starting a new one.

I just got the Nashbar disc fork, and I'm wondering what you folks using a fork with both disc and canti bosses do with the canti bosses if you're using a disc brake? Is there something I can cover the bosses with? The tabs that came with it are loose, so they're going to fall off I go riding with them on.

Suggestions? Or should I just not worry about it? Thanks.
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Originally Posted by rankin116 View Post
Figured I would bump this instead of starting a new one.

I just got the Nashbar disc fork, and I'm wondering what you folks using a fork with both disc and canti bosses do with the canti bosses if you're using a disc brake? Is there something I can cover the bosses with? The tabs that came with it are loose, so they're going to fall off I go riding with them on.

Suggestions? Or should I just not worry about it? Thanks.
I used the canti-bosses to mount my front rack.
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I used these plugs to cover the holes left after removing the bosses from my Winwood fork: https://www.niagaracycle.com/product_...ducts_id=12313
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You can unscrew the canti bosses with a pair of pliers.
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