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Old 01-25-20, 12:38 PM
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Jari1990
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Question Carbon Vs. aluminum

Hey everyone I have a Giant Roam 2 and want to Change out my fork for one without the shocks since I havent really used the feature except for 2x in the last 3 years. I was at my LBS and we discussed the differences between aluminum and carbon. Im leaning towards trying out the carbon fork but I want to investigate if anyones switched out to carbon and felt a difference in how the bike itself handles or positions?
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Old 01-25-20, 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Jari1990 View Post
Hey everyone I have a Giant Roam 2 and want to Change out my fork for one without the shocks since I havent really used the feature except for 2x in the last 3 years. I was at my LBS and we discussed the differences between aluminum and carbon. Im leaning towards trying out the carbon fork but I want to investigate if anyones switched out to carbon and felt a difference in how the bike itself handles or positions?
Position is more dependant on measurements such as rake and axle to crown distance.

Handling also, but having ridden bad suspension forks that bottom out, dont retract fast enough, and top out, a good rigid fork will improve handling - by not moving around.

As for materials, steel or carbon would be my first picks for a modern fork.
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