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Fork help needed...cro-mo to carbon

Old 01-16-06, 09:13 PM
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Fork help needed...cro-mo to carbon

Suggestions please: I want to try a carbon fork on my aluminum frame Marin hybrid. It currently has the co-mo fork with linear pull and mounted on the fork. Has flat bar mounted levers. Do they make a carbon fork with these mountings? Will I need to go with disk brake? I would rather not spend the money if disk is my only option. I love the bike and am looking for a way to dampen the ride a little. It also has a suspension seat which is ok, but don't really notice the difference between standard seat post. FYI, bike has the 700cx35mm tires if tire width is a problem but they really help on rough roads. Thanks to all!
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Old 01-16-06, 10:39 PM
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Check into carbon forks made for cyclocross. They use cantilever brakes and the bosses will work for linear pull brakes. I think they're kind of spendy, but you could check over in the cyclocross forum for recommendations.

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Old 01-17-06, 12:16 AM
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Thanks Dean...jeeze, I forgot about cyclocross...so many specialities.
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Why do you feel you NEED a carbon fork?
If you're not racing (on a hybrid ) they're pointless and you run a greater risk of catastrophic failure with Carbon than you ever would with a better Steel or even Ti fork. When Carbon fails that's all she wrote, no warning, no bending, just you on the ground bleeding.

We recently had a case of this locally. The individual, who was an experienced cyclist died when his carbon fork failed under unknown circumstances
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