Reynolds Ouzo Comp Forks

4/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $250.00


Product Description

Reynolds Ouzo Comp 1 1/8" 297mmThreadless. Constructed from composite fork legs to a lightweight 6061 forged aluminum crown, Ouzo Comp is ideal for the recreational cyclist or beginning racer. Weight 525g. Integrated headset compatible.


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by KeeponTrekkin a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: October 22, 2007

Strengths:    Road feel, steering, precision, vibration damping, great looking fork.

Weaknesses:    no clearance for fenders

Bottom Line:   
My Gunnar Street Dog was built by its original owner with the Ouzo Comp. I would have chosen the Gunnar fork myself, but because of the tire clearance, not the quality. The Ouzo Comp is a great fork. It's very comfortable to ride and is just in tune with the light responsive feel of the bike. Construction quality is top notch. Finish is flawless.

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Similar Products Used:   BSC Profile design

Bike Setup:   Gunnar Street Dog, fixed gear, front and rear brakes, Open Pro rims on D/A track (rear) and Ultegra road (front) hub, carbon handlebars.


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

Date Reviewed: March 19, 2007

Strengths:    Price - a bit over $100 for discontinued intergrated headset model.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I bought this fork on clearance to replace an all carbon Litespeed Real Design fork on a 2004 Firenze. Before the fork change, the bike tended to oscillate two or three times whenever I put a little sideways jolt or shake into the handlebars (rider error/lack of smoothness) while changing hand positions or grabbing a drink of water.

After changing out the RealDesign fork and installing the Reynolds, the shake/shimmy is gone. The new fork also feels a bit sharper and firmer, not as plush.

It also weighs a bit less than the carbon steerer Real Design fork despite having an alloy steerer.

I'm very pleased.

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Favorite Ride:   New England's rolling hills



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mike a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 23, 2006

Strengths:    Looks good

Weaknesses:    Very poor quality control.

Bottom Line:   
Purchased this fork for a new Gunnar Roadie frame I built up myself. The quality control is non existent. I can not get the fork to spin freely on the headset bearings. I believe that the tube is slightly misaligned with the fork crown. Because of this the bike wobbles in high speed corners. Also, the brake mounting hole is at least 5 degrees off center. I had to get use a large wrench to force the front brake arms into alignment pretty much ruining a good set of brakes. I am looking for a different fork and will not buy Reynolds again.

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Favorite Ride:   Triple Bypass

Price Paid:    $235.00

Purchased At:   Schwab

Similar Products Used:   Profile Design BRC (good fork), Gunnar (waterford) steel (excellent fork), Specialized aluminum (good fork)

Bike Setup:   Gunnar Roadie - all ultegra, Reynolds fork (soon to be replaced)


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

Date Reviewed: March 25, 2006

Strengths:    Solid, predictable, and stable ride characteristics. Good vibration dampening.

Weaknesses:    Non unless you have 2% body fat and can think of no other ways to shed a few grams.

Bottom Line:   
Great fork. Tons of vibration dampening and very solid and stable. Tracks very well and provides consistent feed back in corners and on crazy downhill runs. Not the lightest of forks out there but then again it has a aluminum crown and steerer. However, this also means less worry about damaging carbon during set up and adjustment.

I switched from an Easton Carbon fork (EC-70) as was amazed at the improvement in the ride quality.

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Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Easton EC70 fork.

Bike Setup:   Crammerotti Deda EOM Steel frame, Dura-Ace 9spd, Mavic Cosmos Wheels.


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

Date Reviewed: February 27, 2005

Strengths:    Light in weight...
Very stiff...
Eye catcher...
Same performance as the Ouzo Pro but at a fraaction of the cost.


Weaknesses:    None so far...

Bottom Line:   
This product is very great... can soak up bumps on the road. Had used this for training both on sprints and climbs. There are flashy products out there but this Ouzo Comp really rocks...

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Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Wellson

Similar Products Used:   None... my first road machine

Bike Setup:   Mixed components: Shimano 105 (front derailuer), Tiagra (rear derailuer), 105 (brake set and hub), Sante (crankset), Sora (STI), Ritchey Comp (handle bar and stem), Alex rims, Amoeba seat post (carbon), Reynolds Ouzo comp (carbon fork) and Specialized (frame)



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What headset for a '05 giant TCR 0 and Reynolds Ouzo Comp?

My google fu isn't working well. What headset would you guys recommend for this combination? I think they come in different sizes within the 1 1/8th model and I don't want to buy the wrong one. Thanks in advanceRead More »

Reynolds Ouzo Comp or Pro - Need New Fork

Question: I am looking a putting a new fork on my Specialized since I keep getting fork vibration during braking. Wheels are true, new brakes, rims and pads clean, brakes toed in, headset tight, hub tight etc. The brake toe-in removed some but you can see the fork vibrate when braking. My LBS ... Read More »

06 Ouzo Comp v 07 Ouzo Comp

I was looking for a replacement fork for my bike and decided to buy a 07 Reynolds Ouzo Comp for $241 plus s/h. It was on backorder so I was searching eBay and found an 06 Reynolds Ouzo Comp for $99 plus s/h. Being cheap and knowing I wouldn't be able to tell the difference between the two I purcha ... Read More »

Ouzo Pro v Comp Axle-Crown Difference?!

I wanted to get the groups thought on this. I currently have a Reynolds Ouzo Pro which I am moving to a new frame. I wanted to get the bars a bit higher so I bought an Ouzo Comp with an uncut steer to use. I pull it out and am holding it up comparing it to the pro and find that the Comp has (meas ... Read More »

Profile BRC or Reynolds Ouzo Comp?

Given the choice between the two (price being the same), both with aluminum steerers in 1", which would you choose? Comfort isn't the issue here, only stiffness and integrity. Thanks in advance.Read More »

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