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Old 01-21-19, 05:23 PM
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Fork purchase

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Anyone have any good sites for purchasing carbon forks? I purchased a Kestrel RT1100 KSL frame and I need a fork that supports disc brakes.
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Old 01-21-19, 07:33 PM
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Yes, go into your town or city and find your local bike shop. Certainly wouldn't buy used or from those cheap china sites.
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Ribble, Chain Reaction, Pro Bike Kit, Competitive Cyclist, etc.

If it were me, I wouldn't cheap out on a fork.
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Originally Posted by RelloRider View Post
Howdy,
Anyone have any good sites for purchasing carbon forks? I purchased a Kestrel RT1100 KSL frame and I need a fork that supports disc brakes.
google. thats the best site for me to find and purchase what I want.

search based on your current fork's rake, axle to crown measurement, and style of brake mount. Or change it up if you want something slightly different.

Amazon, ebay, ribble, crc, wiggle, jenson, universal, pbk, treefort, modernbike, and dozens more sites sell forks. google will help sort thru a lot of the muck for you.
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Thank you, this is helpful!
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Have you tried contacting Kestrel to find out if they will sell you a fork?
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I have 2 WoundUp forks. To be honest, I don't remember if they are Team X disc or Gravel X disc, the biggest difference I seem to remember being race height (395mm vs 380mm) & rake (43,45 vs 45,47mm). They were purchased because they were the only rigid forks I could find that were rated for a 180mm brake disc.

I am converting my tandem with 1 1/4 threaded headset & canti brakes to a WoundUp Tandem Duo because it is the only tandem rated disc fork I can find. That it is rated at a 203mm disc rotor doesn't hurt either. Part of the conversion will be using headset bushings to use a 1 1/8 threadless headset, obviously. So, soon, I will have 3 WoundUp forks in the stable.

Guess what I am recommending for a place to get a carbon fork? WoundUp.
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Old 01-27-19, 06:41 PM
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Thank you, I will check WoundUp. I found a nice 3T on MerlinCycles for reasonable money, but it never hurts to have options.
@Nessism, I contacted Kestrel and they advised that they do not sell the stock fork and for me to contact my local bike shop. I thought it was odd that they would not have the fork because what if someone broke theirs and needed a replacement.

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Henry James sells Columbus forks...http://www.henryjames.com/columbus-p...bon-forks.html
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Old 02-02-19, 09:33 AM
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I know the suspense was killing everyone. So I wound up purchasing a 3T Luteus Team CX Carbon Disc Fork - 700c. I got it for 274.94 which is 50% off from 548.90. Thank you all for your information.
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