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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:50 pm 
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Steel or carbon over alu- for your Brodie I would go for carbon.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:04 pm 
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Having recently moved from a alu fork to a carbon fork, it will have to be carbon for me. Smoother feel, I picke dit up for £20 in my LBS brand new with a 1" steerer, theay are out there but you have to look, a little harder now.


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Carbon should be a good bit lighter too and you will notice the difference if you rack up the miles.


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Ribble still have a few 1" steerers

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/ProductList.asp?A=resetsearch&ProdPerPage=999&CatID=90&BCat=1,90&RootCatID=1


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Definitely go for the carbon fork.

Alloy fork on a steel frame is just nonsensical.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:03 pm 
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i switched to a 1" full carbon reynolds ouzo pro from an EL-OS welded unicrown and the difference was remarkable. way lighter, and somehow both stiffer (torsionally) and more compliant (vertically). the high-frequency buzz (think tar & gravel/chip-seal roads) just disappears.

highly recommended.

true temper / alpha q make excellent 1" forks as well.


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