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 Post subject: Carbon - is it worth it?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:29 am 
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Hi,

i am thinking about weight reducing on my KLEIN Stage Comp and have a few question regarding carbon items:

- is there any good 1" carbon fork on the market, that you can recommend?
- which ones are good and reliable carbon wheels (and maybe affordable)?
- any recommendations on carbon seatposts?

thanks in advance

Moritz


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- is there any good 1" carbon fork on the market, that you can recommend?

I'm happy with my Mizuno

- which ones are good and reliable carbon wheels (and maybe affordable)?

Affordable carbon wheels aren't happening yet.

- any recommendations on carbon seatposts?

Buy a Thomson Masterpiece instead. It's lighter and stronger than anything else.


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Carbon wheels also have appalling braking characteristics. I'd go for Mavic Open Pro rims which are light enough but not at the expense of usability.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:42 pm 
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Also carbon wheels have an appalling ability to fold in half when in contact with labradors and/or grass verges if the TDF coverage is any indication. :P


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