Discussion in 'Commuting' started by User, 19 May 2008.
ah. I read that yesterday and was lookiing for the electronic version to post.
Seems like crappy advice to me, expecially coming form a reputable bike shop. So now that's one less person using a bike, unless she plans to replace her triathlon bike (seems a bit of a daft choice anyway - or does she ride triathlons?) with something else.
Christ that's too posh for me.
Anyone got any non-anecdotal stats/research on the actual breakage frequencies of CF forks?
I've been commuting on mine for 3+ years now quite happily* and to be honest I'm more concerned about the alu frame that only had 1 years warrenty than the forks. I've hit loads of potholes and the occasional car, and all is fine so far.
*but to be honest I prefered the ride my previous straight non-CF ones had - even though I don't race, I enjoyed the more precision they gave. Odd how just a few mm of curve makes such a difference.
what MTB's got carbon forks?
no, i mean mountain biking forks, not rigid commuter forks.
well, in the loose sense of the word.
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?PartnerID=79&ModelID=21640 have been intended for XC racing, touring and general trial centre use, i'd happily use them round any trial centre you care to mention.
nah. again, like all MrP's examples, they're rigid.
mountain bike as in a bike that can go up and down a mountain. Not a 'mountain bike' as in what halfords call a mountain bike.
for commuter bikes.
I could ride up and down mountains on rigid carbon forks, and have would do happily
Oh you mean something like the Cannondale Scalpel Carbon 1 Mountain Bike and it has a Lefty Speed Carbon SL 110 DLR2 Suspension fork.
Or the Winwood Dee Dee Carbon Suspension Fork...
Or the PACE RC39 CARBON SUSPENSION FORK XC MOUNTAIN BIKE...
bonj, If i could afford them, i would fit them to the front end of my On-One inbred (which i built from parts) which is currently singlespeed with 90mm of travel and ride any trail centre you point at, i'm quite fond of a rigid set up from time to time.
if thats not a proper mountain bike, what is?
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