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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:56 am 
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Spot makes a full carbon 'cross disc fork for straight 1 1/8". That might work for some ... It is lighter than 600g. (I imagine there is a headset that will step down the 1 1/4"?)

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:29 am 
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Hey UpFromOne - I think we found our lightweight 1 1/8-1 1/4 disc fork (even with internal cabling!) thanks to bm0p700f's kind hint: http://www.burls.co.uk/titanium_stock.php#carbonForks. I asked them about weight, but it should not be too heavy given that it's full carbon. Even the price is not too painful (although given that I've paid 300 USD for my Defy frame, it will hurt to spend an equal amount on the fork alone... :)).


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:25 am 
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And there go our dreams of having finally found an easily available 1 1/8 to 1 1/4 tapered lightweight disc fork... Justin Burls just wrote back to me saying that the fork was wrongly listed and really is 1 1/2 at the bottom. Have to keep on searching, I guess...


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:02 am 
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Another article on the Mares:
http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/02/ ... les_316278

I might contact my local Focus dealer for them to ascertain whether the factory will sell a Mares fork a-la-carte.
I agree this seems to be the only lead right now for a 1 1/4" taper. But the proprietary axle is almost a turn-away.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:36 am 
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pushstart wrote:
Spot makes a full carbon 'cross disc fork for straight 1 1/8". That might work for some ... It is lighter than 600g. (I imagine there is a headset that will step down the 1 1/4"?)


Appreciate the suggestion, but that Spot is a CX fork with 400mm axle-to-crown. Doesn't really work for road frames.

Seems there's still a shortage of road disc forks for both the 1 1/8" straight and 1 1/4" tapered head tubes.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 4:10 pm 
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UpFromOne wrote:
Appreciate the suggestion, but that Spot is a CX fork with 400mm axle-to-crown. Doesn't really work for road frames.

Seems there's still a shortage of road disc forks for both the 1 1/8" straight and 1 1/4" tapered head tubes.


Yeah, I agree. It feels like the 1.125-1.5" tapered is the de facto standard now -- esp for road disc forks. I am considering the Spot fork as an eventual upgrade for my cx/commuter rig.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:39 am 
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quick question for anyone currently viewing -
how about a disc fork for 1 3/8" tapered (ie Cervelo)? any suggestions or links pls?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:50 pm 
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if 1 1/4 are rare then 1 3/8 will be even worse :shock:

the only possible option on both of these, from what I've seen, is OE stuff, taken straight from a manufacturer's full bike.

No aftermarket stuff. Ad I've never seen a 1 3/8 disc fork on anything.

I looked for ages to see if I could find a 1 1/4 disc fork and the only one I found was a Boardman OE fork, now not specced on their current range, so only available s/hand. Like hen's teeth.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:12 am 
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so taiwan says 1 1/2" taper for road too, because that's what the tooling already was from the mass produced mtb frames, then the rest of the world follows? say it aint so bro! :cry:


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:12 pm 
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UpFromOne wrote:
quick question for anyone currently viewing -
how about a disc fork for 1 3/8" tapered (ie Cervelo)? any suggestions or links pls?


Nothing. I've looked and looked. I've even emailed Enve...they said no.


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