5 Re: Forks on Tue 25 Oct 2011, 23:28
It was me you spoke to on Sunday. As I see it, you are trying to lighten your bike a bit and IMHO carbon forks would make quite a bit of difference compared with the steel ones you currently have. Bear in mind that your current forks are just cromo steel and not the ultra light steel alloy forks made by columbus and reynolds etc so are v heavy. Don't worry about steerer rake as a normal road frame with a head angle of 73 to 74 degrees will match up with just about any 'normal' fork on the market. However don't waste money on the forks you've spotted as Ribble Cycles do a more suitable one here:http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/pp/road-track-bike/Forks-Audax-Winter/FORW
I'd go for the Blackstorm ones.
I have successfully fitted a carbon fork to a frame identical to your one so we will need to look carefully at your headset to make sure it can be transferred over but there is nothing that can't be solved. The Carrera frame is a good solid one and you can slowly upgrade other components as you go along.
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