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best carbon fork

Old 10-05-00, 11:44 PM
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I'm in the process of looking for a carbon fork, BUT who makes the best carbon fork? Is an all carbon fork better than a al/carbon fork? I do lots of climbing/desending rides. I'm a small rider 5'-5"/150 and ride a 53cm bike. The brands EMS,PROFILE,AME,REYNOLDS ETC... any advice would be helpful. thx VIKEAZ
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Old 10-06-00, 05:54 AM
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Carbon Fork

Hi.

For a guy as light as you, there should be no problem at all going " full " carbon.

Any of the brands you mention, are reputable and make very good products, but there is a handicap toward the Reynolds Ouzo Pro among many riders. It seems to be the prefered for itsw strenght, stiffnes & road irregularities absorption.
I personally ride a Mizuno full carbon, it is beautifull in its design and has all of the above qualities, taking into acount that I am not a small and light guy as you: 6 Feet and 163 pounds.

If you can not find a Mizuno, go for the Reynolds,

Hope this helps.
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Old 10-16-00, 01:19 PM
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Thisis a question that cannot be answered. You will get tons of different answers. I myself love the AME. Thay have been around for a loong time and make the best carbon fork as far as stiffness goes.

Take note many forks have the same rake and trail, but some are differnt so look into this.

For 2001 many companies are focusing on stiffness of the forks as many earlier models were very flexy.
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look HSC2 is kinda good
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