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Decent 1" carbon fork?

Old 05-26-09, 01:20 PM
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Decent 1" carbon fork?

Anyone know where I can find a decent 1" threadless carbon canti fork? For under $250? I saw that Universal Cycles had a Winwood Dusty in that price range, but they're out of stock in the 1" size.
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i don't know about the canti post fork, but GET A NON-CARBON STEERER. i had a 1" full carbon fork on my road bike, and the flex in the steerer tube made me adjust the headset every other ride.

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also, the nashbar fork IS the winwood cx fork, just cheaper and no decals. seems ok, a bit on the heavy side, but should be a solid, dependable fork.

most of the forks are either low end, or high end ($350+). the winwood seems to fill a void. i have researched it to put it on my new bike, and haven't found any reviews of them breaking. a few reviews reporting some shudder, but its reported on even the best forks. i don't think you could go wrong with it.
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Thanks. I was thinking about the Nashbar too, and it's interesting to hear that it's the same as the Winwood. Unfortunately when I checked their site it appears they only have the 1 1/8" in stock.

I believe it has a non-carbon steering stem.

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also, the nashbar fork IS the winwood cx fork, just cheaper and no decals. seems ok, a bit on the heavy side, but should be a solid, dependable fork.

most of the forks are either low end, or high end ($350+). the winwood seems to fill a void. i have researched it to put it on my new bike, and haven't found any reviews of them breaking. a few reviews reporting some shudder, but its reported on even the best forks. i don't think you could go wrong with it.
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Well, whaddya know? I called Nashbar and they DO have the 1" -- it's just not showing up on their site. With a 20% off coupon (SAVEBIG) good through the 28th, I got it for just under $130, shipping included.

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also, the nashbar fork IS the winwood cx fork, just cheaper and no decals. seems ok, a bit on the heavy side, but should be a solid, dependable fork.

most of the forks are either low end, or high end ($350+). the winwood seems to fill a void. i have researched it to put it on my new bike, and haven't found any reviews of them breaking. a few reviews reporting some shudder, but its reported on even the best forks. i don't think you could go wrong with it.
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let me know how that fork works out for you, and what your overall setup is. it is still at the top of my list for carbon forks- if i don't go with a custom steel one to match the bike...
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Will do. Should get it next week. I have a Fondriest aluminum frame with (right now) a steel fork.

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let me know how that fork works out for you, and what your overall setup is. it is still at the top of my list for carbon forks- if i don't go with a custom steel one to match the bike...
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