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  • Questions about Cx Fork specifics…..help please.
  • Premier Icon epo-aholic
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    I’m looking to get some carbon CX forks for the steel CX’er to lighten up the front end a bit.

    I’ve seen these over on Aliexpress…… http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/26er-carbon-mtb-bike-fork-disc-brake-T700-carbon-fiber-3K-or-UD-glossy-finish/408575_765990538.html

    They are marketed as an mtb fork 26/29er but i’m unsure if they’ll be suitable due to angles/offsets, etc as i don’t want to change the current set up too much if possible?

    The offset and length are the parts i’m most concerned with…..

    offset = 38mm
    length = 460mm

    Any help/advice gratefully received.

    cheers

    Premier Icon cynic-al
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    Look like Hylix – very stiff.

    Length might be a bit long, can’t remember details.

    Premier Icon epo-aholic
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    Length might be a bit long

    Yup, looks like you’re right Al, a bit of googling seems to point to a length of around 410mm axle-crown and a rake/offset of 45ish degrees…….back to the drawing board 🙁

    Premier Icon cynic-al
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    If youre on a budget, I think Massi or similar light alloy 26″ forks go on ebay cheap.

    Premier Icon technicallyinept
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    Planet X Uncle John forks only £49 at the moment.

    http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/FOPXUJCC/planet_x_uncle_john_carbon_cyclocross_fork

    Premier Icon epo-aholic
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    Planet X Uncle John forks only £49 at the moment.

    cheers for the link but they need to be disc i’m afraid

    Premier Icon tinribz
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    Have tried those Massi before, they are alu with carbon wrap, really stiff and the odd off-set messes up the steering even on a MTB.

    Would stick with some steel ones like the Kaffenbacks if you can’t find any cheap carbon.

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