- Swift Or Cromoto Grande Fork (Maxle maybe); opinions please?
Am looking to fit a ~468mm rigid steel fork, and have narrowed it down to the Singular Swift or Salsa CromotoGrande, both similar weight and price. I’m 80 kgs when fully loaded up and wondered if one fork might be more forgiving/ compliant than the other? Also, anyone with experience of the Cromoto Grande Maxle version which is obviously more expensive, but worth it?Posted 4 years agoletmetalktomarkSubscriber
I would go with the Swift or either a std Cromoto.
I’m about 10kg heavier than you and find the std Cromoto and previously the a Swift fork fine.
As RD says predictable fore/aft movement.
I ran my std Cromoto with a bolt through 9/10mm QR thingy.
I found the ride a good deal more jarring (same wheel/tyre/route)
Std Cromoto for the win.Posted 4 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
I’ve had both (almost) back to back.
The Salsa is indeed stiffer/harsher, but it’s not to it’s detriment, it’s just a differnt feeling.
Not tried the maxle. Did (crash)land hard enough to rip the wheel out of the QR tabs once. But that’s a risk with any QR fork, and TBH I really did hit the landing sideways and very hard, if the QR hadn’t given I’m sure the wheel or fork would have.
Astheticaly the Swift looks like it suits skinnier frames better as it’s skinnier, the cromoto is physicaly bigger.Posted 4 years ago
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