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Ouzo Pro anyone???

Old 12-15-06, 07:09 AM
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Ouzo Pro anyone???

Excel Sports has them on sale. Reynolds Ouzo Pro Fork 2006 Unit Price: $109.88

A pretty good deal....
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Old 12-15-06, 07:14 AM
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They the the Ouzo Race AL stem on sale for $30 as well...VERY nice stem for the price.
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Old 12-15-06, 08:40 AM
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Wow! Killer price on one of the best carbon forks ever made. http://www.excelsports.com/new.asp?p...ajor=1&minor=3

Too bad all they have in integrated (will work with non-integrated as well but the top of the fork is flared to blend with a fat integrated steerer tube).
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Old 12-15-06, 09:19 AM
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Wow. I was thinking about one of these for a build but like the new graphics better. Are there any performance differences? For this price I may go with the old graphics!
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Old 12-15-06, 11:49 AM
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Sweet! I just order the Ouzo Pro!!! Thanks for the heads up!
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Old 12-15-06, 11:58 AM
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i got one at pricepoint a few weeks ago at 150ish. I wish I had waited.
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Originally Posted by Grasschopper
They the the Ouzo Race AL stem on sale for $30 as well...VERY nice stem for the price.
+1. Bought one on sale for the wife's bike and it's very nice. I also got bonus hubby OCP points for matching the Reynolds wheels on her bike. She says she doesn't really care about it, but always notices when I add the little touches...
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Damn, I almost feel like buying one just in case. (I have an Ouzo Pro on my bike already.)

Isn't Reynolds selling a new, lighter fork to compete with the Easton 90SL. Hard to argue with a fork this cheap though, even if it is a few grams heavier than the cutting edge.

[edit: half tempted to buy one with less rake just to see if I could tell the difference in handling.]
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How does rake equate to handling?
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Originally Posted by bdcheung
How does rake equate to handling?
Less rake results in more trail, which make handling more stable less agile, or so I've been told
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That's a fantastic price, but to be honest I've been underwhelmed by mine. It feels like there are more road vibrations into my hand that my specialized fork with AL steerer. It's really light though.
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Originally Posted by Nessism
Too bad all they have in integrated (will work with non-integrated as well but the top of the fork is flared to blend with a fat integrated steerer tube).
Actually, the integrate fork crown blends flush with most traditional headset bottom cups and gives a nice clean look. I personally prefer this combination instead of using the conventional crowned fork.

Great buy on that fork though....

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Originally Posted by SpongeDad
[edit: half tempted to buy one with less rake just to see if I could tell the difference in handling.]
I had a chance to replace my 43 mm Ouzo Pro with a 40 mm Ouzo Pro, and yes I could feel the difference immediately. But it was not a huge difference and I wasn't sure which I preferred, kept the 40 on the bike for a bit more stability.

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Damn, out of 43mm rake.

Careful - the link on the homepage on the right side to the Ouzo Pro fork actually links you tot he Comp fork. Go back into the main fork page and select the Pro model.
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Great deal, sorry for the dumb question, what's the diff between standard and integrated?
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400 grams???? I figured they would be lighter.
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Just pulled the trigger. Upgraditis strikes again!
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What size bike would you use a 50mm rake on?
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Originally Posted by dekalbSTEEL
What size bike would you use a 50mm rake on?
Frames with a shallow head angle, 73 degrees or less, often take a fork with more rake. Small frames often use this combination to reduce toe overlap.
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