- Chinese supplier of decent carbon forks?
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I’ve put 9 months into a chinese cx frame/fork(proper off road) and plenty miles…
No issues .. Friend bought a whiskey carbon(copy) fork from ebay again no issues …
Not sure on bolt through availability though ?
I agree there are plenty Internet images/scaremonger stories re-chinese carbon but Ive never seen any hard proof or failures first hand.. Between myself and riding/club mates we have over 50 items of Chinese carbon from frames/wheels/saddles/forks/seatposts/bars all in regular hard use and no problems ..
Can’t all be coincidence !! 🙂Posted 4 years agounovoloMember
Just ordered a 29er 15mm carbon fork from flyxii for $130 – I’ll let you know if I die.
I recently ordered the Q/R dropout version of this too,so will update once recieved.
Also ordered a Carbon seatpost which just turned up this morning, other than a bit of release agent/Bladder film(which a quick rub with my finger removed) still in the base of the post it appears to be quite nicely finished.Posted 4 years ago
Insides are smooth and have regular finish and the front/rear walls are thicker than the sides to add strength very much like Alloy posts I already own.
206gm on my digital scales for a 31.6mm post seems decent enough.doboMember
I bought 15mm bolt through 29er forks on ebay from ICAN
Geometry looked good and works well on my cube 29er. Delivery was quicker than expected and email comms was good. there was customs which i expected.
Only done about 100km all off road, so far so good. IF i discover anything wrong with them i will post back.
They are more direct and less flexy than my old exotics but also absorb vibration really well compared to my carbon/alu cx forks.
although im happy with mine so far, i’m not going to recommend them to anyone and if they want piece of mind buy from a UK shop.Posted 4 years agolightmanMember
Yeah, very good because big name branded carbon forks never break!
You will ALWAYS find some sort of carbon breakage if you search for it.
Thousands and thousands of people buy and use cheap Chinese carbon, myself included, and we have yet to die or get injured.
As with any product, just check it over properly before use.
Posted 4 years ago
Looked fine cosmetically, peering down the steerer tube they’re consistent internally too (which was born out once the steerer was cut). Weighed just under 700g with the steerer cut and the 15mm QR Axle fitted.
Fitted yesterday lunchtime and did a 13 mile ride on the Downs and in the woods last night and I’m still alive. Ride feel is very much like a carbon fork (surprise!) – solid but with a nice bit of give on trail chatter and roots.
I like them.
The ’15mm QR axle’ is just that – like a QR with an external nut and one end and the lever the other – it’s not a captive nut like other 15mm axle’s I’ve seen. Probably not an issue but something else to fiddle with when fitting a wheel.
Also, there’s no positive location for the wheel like a slot or flange to rest it on within the fork legs – you have to hold the fork in the right place for the axle to go through.
It’s all solid once assembled though.Posted 4 years ago
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