Nashbar Carbon Forks

5/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $130.00

Product Description

  • Materials: Carbon legs, aluminum steerer and crown
  • Rake: 45mm
  • Top of crown to center of axle: 398mm
  • Spacing: 100mm

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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by CircaRigel a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: May 16, 2010

Strengths:    Smooth ride
reduction in road vibration
looks good
Fantastic price for high quality

Weaknesses:    Only black available

Bottom Line:   
I got the threaded fork to complete my rebuild of my old 1987 vintage Vitus 979. The base of the steerer needed some machining to fit the headset I have, and about 15mm had to be cut off the threaded end, but once that was done, it was a perfect fit. First time out on the roads, I was able to notice a definite improvement, with significant reductions in road vibration. I would recommend this for anyone who wants to upgrade their old vintage bike with modern components.

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Favorite Ride:   Lookout Mountain

Price Paid:    $79.00

Purchased At:   Nashbar

Similar Products Used:   Vitus 979 aluminum fork

Bike Setup:   -1987 vintage Vitus 979 bonded aluminum frame
- Nashbar Threaded Carbon Fork
- Profile Design Cork-Synthetic composite bar wrap
- Cane Creek SCR-5C compact aero quick release brake levers- no QR on
the brakes I used
- Nashbar front wheel (replaced in 1993)
- Selle Italia Lady Gel Flow saddle
- Shimano Sora front derailleur
- Shimano Tiagra Triple chainring
- SRAM bottom bracket
- Nashbar Special Look-type clipless pedals
- Original 126 mm rear hub
- DT competition spokes
- Nickel plated brass nipples
- Mavic Open Pro rim
- Nashbar 7 spd. Huge Gear 12-34 freewheel
- Shimano Tourney Megarange rear derailleur
- Mavic SSC dual-pivot caliper brakes
- Profile Design Cork Composite bar tape

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tfinator a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: February 23, 2010

Strengths:    stiff, light, cheap, visually attractive

Weaknesses:    none yet?

Bottom Line:   
used their threadless carbon road fork to upgrade my 85' schwinn to the whole threadless deal with a new stem and some ritchey bars. its cheap. it took probably 1.2 lbs off the bike. it feels nice. it looks awesome. i dont trust carbon fiber for a seocnd, in the long run, but at this price point i can jsut stick a new fork on every 2 years at essentially no cost (cause theyre always having a sale, anyway, which is totally why i go there.) when i can afford a new bike (maybe when im out of college) perhaps ill upgrade.. but for the price this thing is SUH-WEET

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Favorite Ride:   on a bike

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   nashbar, of course

Similar Products Used:   steel fork

Bike Setup:   1985 schwinn, 10sp ultegra, ritchey wcs bars with can creek headset and oval concepts random stem. mavic open pro on ultegra hubs

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike Krueger a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: September 27, 2008

Strengths:    High quality workmanship
Good performance
Low price

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Fork was purchased to replace my LOOK LDS fork that was destroyed in an accident. This fork has a threaded steel steerer tube, aluminum crown, and carbon fiber legs with alminum dropouts. I filed the lawyer lips off the dropouts so that I could mount the wheel quickly.
I can report that this fork feels identical to my LOOK fork. It does what it is supposed to do. The workmanship seems to be of high-quality, and you cannot beat the price.

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Favorite Ride:   Hunterdon Co., NJ

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   Nashbar

Similar Products Used:   LOOK LDS aero fork
Columbus and True Temper steel forks

Bike Setup:   Litespeed Classic, 9 speed Dura Ace, handbuilt wheels (Velocity Aerohead clinchers and Mavic GL330 tubulars)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sunshine a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 6, 2008

Strengths:    Price, excellent Taiwanese graftmanship. Shock absorption quality is outstanding.

Weaknesses:    I wished they offered in straight blade version.

Bottom Line:   
This is a review for Carbon road fork. Had the fork installed with Surly Steamroller and it was well matched. The lightweight fork helps bring down the excess weight of the frame and compliments the nature of a steel frame. Has a nice and quality clearcoat over the carbon fiber and joins the aluminun steel tube and dropout seamlessly.

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Favorite Ride:   Anywhere that is not too steep

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   Nashbar

Similar Products Used:   First carbon fork purchased.

Bike Setup:   Surly Steamroller 50cm.
Hellbent xc bar.
Ritchey Comp stem.
Vintage 105 front brake.
Tektro inline brake lever.
Time Atack pedals.
Avista crank with 34t ring.
Mavic Openpro CD rim with Surly track hub
Campy track cog 16t.
Titanium rail saddle.
Specialized 23c Turbo tires.

Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

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Question to carbon fiber types

Planning on building up a road bike over the winter and was confused by the great variety of finish and frame material. What's the difference between 1k, 2k, 3k, 12k? What's the difference between T500, T600, T700, T800, T1000 & T1100+? PS.: I'm considering chinese frames as I have read quite a lo ... Read More »

Almost got a carbon enima yesterday.

Was tired as I crossed a really rough railway crossing. I should have stood up, but I didn't, and heard a terrible crack/pop sound. Sheered the FSA Kforce in half right at the seat collar. I had to ride the remaining 10kms standing the whole way. I know... "cool story bro".Read More »

Imperfection visible in carbon fiber

Hi, While inspecting this EC90 tubular, I found a really small crack, mainly only visible under a flashlight or camera flash. I don't feel anything with my nail and it's possibly been there for 1000+ miles if I look at the brake pattern. Should I be concerned? :( [ATTACH=CONFIG]300299[/ATTA ... Read More »

Carbon road bike clicking/rattling front end

I am getting sick of hearing this really rapid clicking, almost a rattle. It sounds like something is about to snap. I am pretty sure it is up the front end although i know sound can be decisive. Anyway, I've tightened and adjusted the headset almost 10 times, sometimes tightening makes the clicking ... Read More »

Carbon or Steele same weights?

I was just treading up on two very solid looking bikes that are the same price range and same weight but completely different materials and design. The Washoe by LeMonde is Steele, about 17 lbs and about high 2K's. The Cervalo S2 is about 17 lbs and about high 2Ks. Cervalo is aero.. LeMonde looks li ... Read More »

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