Fork - Going from steel to carbon, but...

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perplex
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by perplex

Hi guys,

I have the previous model Cotic Escapade that I use for winter/rain rides. (The grey model with straight fork steerer and QR/10mm TA.)

I was thinking about changing the heavy 1kg steel fork to a carbon fork, but have problems location a fork that has the following details:

1: Straight 1 1/8 steerer
2: QR/open dropout (hub can't be TA converted)
3: Carbon
4: Disc specific
5: Around 500-600 grams
6: Can not cost a gazzilion dollars.

Would you have any recommendations?

Thanks
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perplex
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bm0p700f
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by bm0p700f

I actually have one. A ritchey wcs. No mudguard mounts and used but fine. I was going to put it on eBay.

I don't know if ritchey still do the QR version.

GothicCastle
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by GothicCastle

That’s a nice looking bike. I’d leave that fork and upgrade wheels and crank to save weight.

rpowell
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by rpowell

hate to say this before 2lo8 but hylix on ebay. $100US. post mount only. ive never found flat mount.

Marin
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by Marin

Keep the steel fork. Nice bike!

I love my Sandvik forks:

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AJS914
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by AJS914

GothicCastle wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:45 am
That’s a nice looking bike. I’d leave that fork and upgrade wheels and crank to save weight.
I agree and saving some grams on a winter/rain bike isn't a big deal. You'd need something like this:

https://www.starbike.com/en/ritchey-wcs ... ross-fork/

You have a tall looking fork so pay attention to rake and the axel to crown distance on any replacement fork. A $600 aero wheelset would make you a lot faster than a lighter fork.

wilwil
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by wilwil

Look at Trigon forks they do loads of diferent ones and you can buy direct. Pegorettis came with Trigon forks before he had his own made.

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NickJHP
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by NickJHP

Wound-Up make QR disc forks with straight 1-1/8" steerers.

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