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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:21 pm 
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Anyone have specific experience with THM Scapula fork?

Buddy of mine wants to replace his Edge 1.0 on a Parlee Z3 with a Scapula SP.

I dunno if the geo of the Scapula will mess with the sublime feel of the current setup.

Reason is new for the sake of something new, plus lighter weight.

Bike (and fork) is ridden hard, fyi, many many thousands of miles per year of training & racing. Definitely not for a Sunday cafe leisure cruise.

Are THM forks built for abuse or are they more for show & less go?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:07 pm 
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As long as rake is same it should be ok


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:12 pm 
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Scapulas are light and strong. No problems whatsoever. Thm are first rate.m


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:24 pm 
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do you have one? can you comment on road "feel" in comparing to what you had prior?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:27 pm 
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I have scapula sp tuned. the lightest one. great all around fork. comfortable, not flexy. I weigh 168 pounds.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:32 pm 
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cool, thank you.

my friend is about 30 lbs lighter.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:40 pm 
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make sure you get the spina scapula to make the fork transition smoothly into the frame.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:45 pm 
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thanks i'll mention it to him.

he's getting it thru fairwheel so i presume those guys know what to spec.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:17 pm 
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can't get any better than fairwheel. he is in good hands.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:17 pm 
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mike after talking w/parlee & fairwheel it turns out the sp is a 44 not a 43. my buddy's gonna pass as there's no interest in changing the handling dynamic there in that regard. lighter & stiffer would be ok, but a geo change, however small, wouldn't be ideal. and it'd be an expensive experiment.

thanks for your feedback though, it's appreciated.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:23 pm 
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no problem!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:53 am 
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is the Z3.. tapered head tube ?.. if taper wouldn't you be looking at the THM CT version of the fork ? which is also 44 in rake... I guess if you can source a made by THM for cervelo R5CA or RCA fork... they make 43s for Cervelo.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 2:32 am 
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nah it's older z3 (about 10 yrs. old), all round tubes. gorgeous frame.

the current edge 1.0 fork (which is about 4 yrs. old) will be refinished to be good as new.

here's an older photo of the bike, probably 5 years ago. now it has thm m3 cranks, stem's been refinished (all black) and newer sram red stuff.

insanely light bike, but ridden and raced hard for umpteen thousands of miles.

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