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 Post subject: fork for roadie
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:27 pm 
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Location: Saint Albans WV
I'm looking to get a Roadie here soon and need some help on the fork that would do best for my riding style. I'm a weekend worrier in the hills of West Virginia. This will be my first road bike I have a Rockhound which I enjoy riding. I will be using a complete 105 component group. I plan to ride secondary roads twisty and a few good climbs.

Any advice would be welcome

Thank, Tim

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 Post subject: Depends....
PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:33 am 
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Location: Sparks, NV
I guess it depends on your needs. You could go with the Roadie steel fork which would work fine and be painted to match. A little on the heavier side as I understand (if you are concerned about such things). I went with an Easton EC90 SLX carbon fork to save some weight and I was familiar with its performance. The ride is TOTALLY sublime.

You could also go with a Reynolds Ouzo Pro (available through Gunnar) which I've heard also works well. Either way I know you'll be happy with your Roadie. They'll have to pry mine from beneath me to get me in the casket....

Good luck.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:58 am 
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I've run a reynolds ouzo pro and a variety of steel forks, waterford, dimension, and kelly. The carbon (reynolds) did ride the smoothest, and was the lightest. The steel forks gave me peace of mind when riding WV dirt roads, and have better style, in my opinion. Also, the steel fork has a bit more mud clearance, and can fit a bit larger tire than the reynolds fork. Either way seems like a good choice to me, though I'm currently running steel forks on all my bikes (waterford road, gunnar cross, gunnar single speed).

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Gef


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