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Old 09-25-12, 01:00 PM
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Hi all,
Planning to put together a new bike for next year; I won’t be doing the assembly of it, but I will be buying parts after I have done all my research and all. I currently have a 06 TCR 3 and by coincident a good friend of mine was selling a 2010 TCR alliance frame for a great price. Frame is brand new, never used with couple small nicks from storage. Frame has no fork. I decided to buy it as it was my size and a much newer than what I have.

Here is a pic of the frame.


I like to get some of your comments and suggestions before I go into the store and buy a fork. I figured once I have the forks I can start buying components.

Thank you
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do you have any visual preferences?

quality on the nashbar full carbon fork is pretty amazing.
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Just plain black will be the best.
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How about the fork from Giant, that goes with the bike? It will look good, and you'll know that it has the intended amount of rake.

If you go with something else, find out the rake on the original fork, and duplicate that.
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That is my plan to go with a fork from Giant. I just wanted to get some more input since this is my first road bike build. thanks
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email from my Giant LBS Giant - "I would recommend an Easton EC90 or a Ritchey WCS road fork, as Giant no longer makes this frame/fork" What you guys think?
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The Easton fork is a noodle (I've ridden on one extensively). I don't know about the Ritchey fork. Just make sure to get the right amount of rake. I *think* it's 46, but not entirely sure. Giant should be able to tell you.

If you have the budget, Enve makes outstanding forks.
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JoelS this is exactly what the store just emailed me. My frame requires a tapered 1.125 to 1.25 fork and Enve is what he suggested. I looked at their site and they have what I need. These forks sure look nice. I got the frame for 200$ so need to make a call on the forks. Price is about 500$ here in Vancouver Canada.
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