Kinesis Roadfoil Forks

2.5/5 (2 Reviews)

Product Description

All-new for 1999. The Roadfoil features slim cross section airfoil blades for a slippery profile and minimum weight. It's chromoly steerer is thermal bonded to a forged alloy crown and stylish safety dropouts. Blade cross section: 36mm x 14mm.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by todd a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: February 2, 2004

Strengths:    looks cool, aerodynamic

Weaknesses:    flexy, kinda heavy

Bottom Line:   
This fork is horrible. it is fairly lightweight due to the paper thin fork blades (they really are blades) but the sttel steerer adds a lot of weight. The fork flexes back and forth when ever I stand up to sprint, or turn, or pedal hard. it flexes so much the rim touches the brake pads.

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Favorite Ride:   to the donut shop

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   Community Cycling Ce

Similar Products Used:   kinesis carbon 2

Bike Setup:   BCM track frame from years ago.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chris a Road Racer from Leeds,U.K.

Date Reviewed: March 22, 2001

Strengths:    Strong ,stiff fork for a road racer who sprints (usually for the minor places). Tracks well, you can descend at speed with this fork without having to constantly check your line. No flex when sprinting (I`m 6ft 2in ,198 lbs).
Ideal as a racing fork for the heavy , powerful rider.

Weaknesses:    Not great at absorbing road shock, over longer distances it beats you up,light riders would be better with carbon.

Bottom Line:   
Great for the heavy road racer who wants a fork thats stiff,
tracks well and descends fearlessly. Who is prepared to take the harsh ride but enjoys the solidity this fork brings.
Not one for century ride or the lighter rider.
Not sure how well the fork climbs, at my size going uphill is always tough.No worries with this fork over its longevity, it`s taken all the abuse I have dished out through a season`s racing and is set fare for another season.

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Favorite Ride:   Descending the Puig Major , Majorca

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   Ribble cycles, came with bike

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Ribble 7005 Frame,9spd Campag Chorus group with Record ergo`s,Open Pro wheels, Vredestein fortezza tricomp tyres,San marco saddle, Deda bars and stem

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