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 Post subject: Carbon or Alloy
PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:04 pm 
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Im looking to but some rigid forks for me new Ti . :D and i wee bit of advice would help me decide :?

Im looking as these eXotic forks that are all over Ebay priced @ £60 for alloy 90-£100 for carbon.

Now i dont believe they are weak and flimsy,ive researched a bit and theres articles on bike radar and STW praising them so all appears well on that front.I only have to decide which to get.

Any thoughts? does anyone own a pair[either alloy or carbon]and want to tell how they are getting on with them :?

Money isnt really the problem and i'd consider pace rc31's if they are recommended enough :?

Discussion? thoughts? horror stories :shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:15 pm 
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not that light either. I passed on them.

try these people http://www.xacd.com.cn/


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:30 pm 
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i quite imagine they'll be fine in your living room andy

andy has pointed out that he does not appreciate my humour
i can only appologise for this


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:00 pm 
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I've got a set of the carbon ones, had them for a year or more now and really like them.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:50 pm 
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I had the carbon ones with different stickers and an inflated price :oops:
lovely fork and really strong (even with my 14/15 stone) but they are slightly flexy when used with disc brakes and have a limit 165mm rotor as well......nice and light feeling and really direct,and they look pimped as well 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:08 pm 
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Thanks guys,helpful answers 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:08 pm 
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i had one of the first sets of on-one carbon forks
they were quite nice but i felt a bit twangy ,and i prefered the steel spinner
x's i fitted after

gazz now has them


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:57 pm 
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ive got the carbons too, nice fork, go for it :)


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I had pace RC31s on a bike last year and whilst they rode well there was always that nagging doubt whenever you launched down a steep ravine in the dark.
Us Yorkies also ride with a lad who made the forks when he was at Pace. He took a look at them and asked me what i weighed. I replied '13stone' to which he rubbed his chin and eventually said 'mmmmm, yeah, you'll be alright i guess. Just dont do anything stupid'. I swapped them out the following day.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:29 am 
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zigzag has a pair, as said they are badged up differently by many manufacturers(white,black ops, origin8, exotic). Though the pace ones are different. Have you saw the trigon ones? better looking fork for that frame I reckon andy!


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