Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Tandem Cycling A bicycle built for two. Want to find out more about this wonderful world of tandems? Check out this forum to talk with other tandem enthusiasts. Captains and stokers welcome!

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-21-07, 12:57 PM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Cyclocross fork on a Tandem?

I am looking to upgrade my cannondale tandem to a carbon fork. I can get an Easton X90 or and X70 cyclocross fork at a good price. Would either of these forks be strong enough for a tandem? What other issues I should consider?
Panito123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-07, 05:23 PM   #2
hors category
TandemGeek's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 7,228
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Easton-Bell Customer service: 1-800-776-5677 or 1-800-969-4476

Call Easton and ask for tech support... Tell them what your intended use is for their products and ask them if they would be safe to use for that application.

Other issues if they indicate that this fork is strong enough would be the fork rake at 45mm. Assuming this is for a stock Cannondale RT (road tandem), Cannondale's road fork uses a rake of 53mm. Going to the X90's 45mm of rake would significantly change the way your tandem steers and handles. Some, well actually most, would characterize it as more "racy" or "twitchy at slow speeds". Not a good change for very large teams, someone with stokids, or who has a stoker that moves around a lot.

Didn't see any specs for an X70 fork, just EC 70 road forks.

Last edited by TandemGeek; 02-21-07 at 08:25 PM.
TandemGeek is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:41 PM.

  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.