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Swap carbon fork for steel

Old 01-10-17, 07:05 PM
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Swap carbon fork for steel

I have a Ritchey Breakaway Cross with the Ritchey Comp Carbon fork. Nice bike. Nice fork. A bit heavy for CF, but it's thick, and like half Aluminum.

But, I'm thinking about putting an All City Nature Boy fork on my Ritchey. Why? Simply because it looks nice. It will absolutely be heavier. And maybe flexier. And overall not as well performing.

It's a nice looking fork though.

These are just random musings about the fact that I feel like maybe I'm wasting money for a cosmetic change that will make my Ritchey heavier. Most of us spend money to make a bike lighter.
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Certainly the steel fork will permit east installation of fenders. I also prefer the ride quality of steel forks.
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Flexy is good with a fork if you value ride quality and don't have disk brakes. I'm not a big fan of stiff forks on rough roads.
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