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Old 03-05-19, 11:30 AM
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Looking for 1" carbon CX Fork

Hi Guys,

I recently picked up a '98 steel cross frame and now I need a 1" fork. I'll probably end up with a steel fork but I was wondering if anybody had some leads on a decent carbon fork with 1" steerer and cantilever brakes. eBay isn't really coming up with anything. I know they were made but were pretty rare even back in the day.

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Nashbar used to have one. Had canti posts and disc brake mounts. Aluminum steerer. They sold it as a comfort upgrade. It weighed like 750. Considering my thick steel (voodoo) fork is 900 and much better built, I never could justify it.

It might be your only option in carbon. Gotta ask yourself if you need it though.
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-Threadles...frcectupt=true
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Originally Posted by rosefarts
Nashbar used to have one. Had canti posts and disc brake mounts. Aluminum steerer. They sold it as a comfort upgrade. It weighed like 750. Considering my thick steel (voodoo) fork is 900 and much better built, I never could justify it.

It might be your only option in carbon. Gotta ask yourself if you need it though.
I didn't know that Nashbar made a 1" CX fork. I gotta say it doesn't sound appealing. It's heavy and probably feels pretty dead. I have a carbon Nashbar road frame that I'm not a huge fan of.
This looks like the Nashbar fork that rosefarts mentioned. If it only buys me 150g over a steel fork it's probably not worth it. If I can't find anything else I'll go with steel.

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Wound Up makes a carbon fork with a steel 1" steer tube, threaded or threadless, with canti mounts. I ordered one through them several years ago for an old ti cx bike. Great fork, but not cheap. Also, the looks seem to divide people -- it's got straight tube legs -- which I thought looked great once the bike was all built up. They're still offering it, and just about any other fork configuration you could want.

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You do not just want any fork with a 1 in steer tube, you want one rated for gravel and Cross... Or you may need a good restorative dentist!
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Originally Posted by gravelslider
You do not just want any fork with a 1 in steer tube, you want one rated for gravel and Cross... Or you may need a good restorative dentist!
What exactly is a gravel rated fork?
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Originally Posted by ljsense
Wound Up makes a carbon fork with a steel 1" steer tube, threaded or threadless, with canti mounts. I ordered one through them several years ago for an old ti cx bike. Great fork, but not cheap. Also, the looks seem to divide people -- it's got straight tube legs -- which I thought looked great once the bike was all built up. They're still offering it, and just about any other fork configuration you could want.
Yeah Wound Up is definitely a long term option. Not looking to spend that much right now but I'll consider it in the future.
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You do not just want any fork with a 1 in steer tube, you want one rated for gravel and Cross... Or you may need a good restorative dentist!
I mean I wasn't planning on putting a road or hybrid fork on my CX bike. Pretty sure any fork with canti studs was designed for Cross, Gravel, or Touring. A touring fork would arguably need to be even stronger than a cross fork. There are a lot more forces involved hitting a pothole with a 80lb loaded bike than hitting mud in your local CX race.
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Originally Posted by cs1

What exactly is a gravel rated fork?
More expensive than you are willing to pay?

Wound up are a US maker, say you want it rugged and they'll pick the blade tubes accordingly..
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Originally Posted by fietsbob
More expensive than you are willing to pay?
Thatís a statement with a question mark. Are you asking me what Iím willing to pay or telling me itís more than I will pay?
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Originally Posted by cs1

What exactly is a gravel rated fork?
There is no technical or industry standard for any fork that I am aware of, but for liability purposes any reputable manufacturer publishes intended use for their produce so they do not get sued (as easily) when someone takes a fork off of a tri bike and uses it to ride BMX or some crazy thing like that. The intended use is set by the maker and provider reasonable usage limits. Just check what the maker recommends for intended use before purchasing... A gravel or cross fork needs to be able to handle intermittent hard hits, disc brake loads, and fatigue cycling limits that are in line with intended use...
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I searched for one of these a couple years ago for my Litespeed Appalachian, and ended up buying a Bellagio Stella Azzura, seems to work pretty well:

https://www.euroasiaimports.com/prod...ork-p15897.htm
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The nashbar fork isnt bad, although a little heavy for carbon. I used it for a season on a vintage build (old miyata) and it worked great for tame gravel rides and commuting.
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