1” steerer carbon fork options

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

I have a Caad4 I want to lighten, struggling to find much out there.
Was hoping to get an Easton EC90 SL.
Looking at Hylix on eBay but I’m a little paranoid, should probably just pull the trigger.
I’d have no worries on a generic Far East frame so not sure why a fork worries me so much.


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Etienne
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by Etienne

tarmackev wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:02 pm
I have a Caad4 I want to lighten, struggling to find much out there
Not totally sure, but I think the CAAD4 had a 1" 1/8 steerer tube diameter ... the CAAD3 had a 1" however.

tarmackev
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by tarmackev

They switched it mid way through the first year, mine still has a 1” steerer.
Don’t know if I should just keep the original fork, can’t see a new one making a huge difference.
Ended up looking at Columbus Minimal.


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fourfa
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by fourfa

I have one of these on my 1997 Litespeed frame with 1" steerer. I believe these are currently not in production, marked out of stock on the website. But since they still list it as an option they might plan an occasional run. Or look around for new old stock on the usual sources (I found several with ~15 seconds of searching)

https://us.ritcheylogic.com/us_en/comp-carbon-road-fork

none
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by none

Let me know eventualy if you need compression plug for your 1" steertube.
I've got some Diatech for 1" steertube brand new in packaging.

tarmackev
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by tarmackev

none wrote:Let me know eventualy if you need compression plug for your 1" steertube.
I've got some Diatech for 1" steertube brand new in packaging.
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tarmackev
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by tarmackev

I’m looking specifically full carbon.
May pull the trigger on Columbus Minimal, seems a solid go-to fork


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fourfa
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by fourfa

FWIW I tried a full-carbon 1" fork for my 63cm frame and 6ft2" 200lb self, and it was a mess. Totally sloppy and soft. Full carbon in this diameter for my size would have to be nearly solid in the steerer to be usable, and then it's too heavy. The alloy steerer on the Ritchey works great for me.

If you're closer to the mean for cyclists (a lot shorter and smaller) then sure. Just FYI

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C36
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by C36

On the Caad4 the original Slice fork would still be the stiffest fork available (not the échelon that was lighter but flexier) and did participate to the frame responsiveness. Nevertheless those who wanted to run lightweights (back then) had to swap the Slice fork to allow LW flanges to pass and a Look HSC3 that weight 350g and was relatively stiff for a 1’ full carbon fork was the best option. That would be my choice, after this generation no 1”has ever been a new “top of the line” product.


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velomane
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by velomane

I've got an EC90 Superlite with 21cm of steerer tube that I'm willing to part with if you're interested.

spartacus
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by spartacus

Columbus minimal

NickJHP
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by NickJHP

tarmackev wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:11 pm
I’m looking specifically full carbon.
May pull the trigger on Columbus Minimal, seems a solid go-to fork
About 20 years back I put a Look HSC1 fork (full carbon, 1" steerer) in one of my old steel race frames. It was extremely noodly.

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Columbus minimal is going to be your best performing fork, at least of the handful I have tried.
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bremerradkurier
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by bremerradkurier

Not sure how flexy they are, but you can still get made in Japan Mizuno full carbon forks.

https://alexscycle.com/collections/carb ... k-1-ma46-1

tarmackev
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by tarmackev

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I’ve ridden it with the standard fork and it actually rides great.
May consider changing in the future still but for now I’m happy.
6ft and 82kg and it feels rock solid.


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