Best fork under $300

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
JPT
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by JPT

Could anyone please help me in deciding which fork to buy, and it needs to be light and reliable. (1 1/8", 43mm rake, integrated headset). could you also tell me why.

Any that I should be aware of not to purchase?

thanks

by Weenie


HäddaFahn

by HäddaFahn

Steel? Carbon?Alloy?Carbon/alloy?....Whats your weight? Whats means light for you? Questions that needs answering...

Joel
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by Joel

HäddaFahn wrote:Steel? Carbon?Alloy?Carbon/alloy?....Whats your weight? Whats means light for you? Questions that needs answering...


Deda black magic 370g §300

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Superlite
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by Superlite

Go with the columbus muscle. at 300 its 370g uncut, and great ride. I have the super muscle, 400 and 336g uncut and super smooth. Check out colorado cyclist to see if they have any super muscles left, they were on sale for 299.

JPT
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by JPT

Definitely full carbon.

How are the Giant composite forks?

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jam23
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by jam23

I have one Giant full carbon C24 on my bike, weight about 350 gr. and a price of 307€.
One year on my bike and any problem.
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Joel
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by Joel

jam23 wrote:I have one Giant full carbon C24 on my bike, weight about 350 gr. and a price of 307€.
One year on my bike and any problem.


What handlebar tape is that?

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jam23
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by jam23

Hi Joel!

This tape is the tape that uses the tennis players on their old rackets, it´s a plastic tape, no much comfort but you feel straight the handlebar.
Many people used it on their fishing rods too.
I don´t know the weight but it´s less than the normal tapes.
Euskaltel-Euskadi uses in white color this tape and other riders too (only available on white and black).
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Joel
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by Joel

Thanks jam,

I always use Ambrosio/Bike Ribbon plastic tape, but they don't produce it anymore. Then I saw that tape and it was quite thin, so it will be +/- the same. I don't like the soft and thick cork ribbons. Where did you buy it?

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jam23
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by jam23

On my town local bikeshop, www.aritzatxu.com (on construction)
Excuse my English, it is not my mother tongue.

Joel
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by Joel

Do you know the name of that tape? I try to find it here in Belgium

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Xterra Racer
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by Xterra Racer

What's the difference between what your talking about and plain old electrical tape??

Joel
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by Joel

The plastic tape that I use and that's about the same as Jam's - I think - is about 1-2mm thick. It's a little bit thinner than cork, but it is not soft. It's like the new carbon tape, but a little bit harder and it is only 2cm width (carbon 3cm) so you can mount it thinner

Kuips

by Kuips

Here in Spain there´s a trademark (Kuips, who mades the Costa de Almería-Paternina Professional Team GSII frames), it also makes forks, handlebars, seatposts, ...
It has a fork in full carbon that weights 295gr (official weight) and it´s quite cheap, 210€ (I think less than 200$).
the homepage is www.kuips.com I think you can mail them and ask.
i also have a carbon handlebar from the same trademark.

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Hi Joel!!

No name for the tape, it comes on one plastic bag without name. :(

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