Reynolds Ouzo Pro Forks

4.61/5 (46 Reviews)
MSRP : $329.00

Product Description

The ultimate in ride comfort, stability, and aerodynamics. Unique Vibration Minimization System (VBS) eliminates harsh road vibrations for a smooth, chatter-free ride without sacrificing stiffness or strength.

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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Edward Young a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: May 18, 2009

Strengths:    Weight

Weaknesses:    Out of alignment - caused consistent high speed wobble/shimmy.

Bottom Line:   
Wonderful fork as long as you don't need to go fast downhill. My bike developed a high speed shimmy after I had this fork installed which kicked in at 30 - 45 mph depending on head wind speeds. Turns out the fork was out of alignment (left and right arms not symmetrical to center axis) unrepairable and no warranty. Spent $400, nearly killed me, and company wouldn't replace. Will never buy another product from Reynolds. PS - replaced fork and bike rides like it is on rails.

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Favorite Ride:   Yerba Buena

Price Paid:    $395.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Kestrel; EMS

Bike Setup:   Calfee Tetra Pro - Campy Record - Mavic SSL

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

Date Reviewed: May 28, 2008

Strengths:    very light, many available sizes, minimal vibration gets through the deadening carbon weaves, very economic, less than half the price of the Easton equivilant.

Weaknesses:    I had a lot of difficulty with the compression plug which kept slipping and wouldn't compress my headset and allowed for play. I finally lightly scored the inside of the steerer tube and thoroughly cleaned it and the rubber O-ring on the compression plug with Isopropyl Alcohol and it finally didn't slip and allowed me to tighten my headset to an appropriate level

Bottom Line:   
I'm 200lbs, a strong rider, with a few years ezperience. I replaced the stock carbon fork from my Felt F55 that had the aluminum steerer. This fork reduces my weight by almost a pound. The forks come in all sizes required to match the specifications of the bicycle ie: rake, steerer tube sizes, and an uncut steerer tube awaiting your customization. I didn't find there to be as much flex as others have reported. I felt that there was an appropriate amount of compliancy which underscores the incredible comfort afforded by this excellent forks characteristics.

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Favorite Ride:   A+ group ride

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   ebay from Indie bike

Similar Products Used:   stock Felt carbon legs/aluminum steerer

Bike Setup:   Easton EC-70 ergo wing bars
Ouzo Pro fork
Nuevation wheels
Ultegra Drivetrain
105 shifters/derrailuers
FSA headset/stem/seatpost
Spec toupe saddle

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by interactive3 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: October 21, 2007

Strengths:    Good at absorbing road vibrations and small bumps. Very light weight. Nicely designed (looks great). High quality manufacturing.

Weaknesses:    Less than precise steering. Too much torsional flex. It seems that between the dropouts and the crown there is a lot of flex. The fork does not instill confidence at high speeds.

Bottom Line:   
I'm 6'0" and 165 lbs. This is my first all carbon fork. I changed out a Specialized F.A.C.T. C-2 Carbon fork (integrated, aluminum crown and steerer, Zertz inserts). The Reynolds Ouzo Pro is MUCH lighter and absorbs vibration as well as the Specialized fork with the Zerts inserts. BUT, I'm astonished at the fork's flex. I would have gotten a different fork If I had known how flexible it was.

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Price Paid:    $175.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   Specialized F.A.C.T. C-2 Carbon (integrated; aluminum crown and steerer, 43mm rake), Cannondale Slice Ultra Carbon (aluminum crown and steerer), Winwood Dusty Cross Carbon (integrated; aluminum crown and steerer)

Bike Setup:   Reynolds Ouzo Pro fork: Integrated, 43mm Rake, 10.5" Steerer. Ritchey WCS Stem. Specialized 6066 Aluminum 44cm Bars. Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheel.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by maxpower115 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: August 9, 2007

Strengths:    Value, (100 cheaper than AQ and EC90)

Weaknesses:    I am picky but they accent the frame with an ugly lavender color...settle, but I slight eye sore.

Bottom Line:   
After months of research and feed back from various LBS, I decided between the EASTON 90 and the Reynolds. At the end of the day it came down to price, and various reviews I read on blogs. I replaced the carbon fork with alum steer on my Bianchi veloce. There was a dramatic difference in weight and shape (stock fork was wider, and more of curve). Set up was rather easy, except placing the plug was rather nerve breaking since you have to pound in it. My bike rides totally different with the new fork. It is very stiff (I am about 175 and it does not bend, my brakes pads are about 3mm from the rim). Ride is very "sporty". This is not for some one looking for additional comfort as my stock fork was softer however control is improved, and I feel that I am more connected with my front wheel.

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Favorite Ride:   Hot summer days

Price Paid:    $238.00

Purchased At:   Excel Sports

Similar Products Used:   N/A

Bike Setup:   Bianchi Veloce, Mavic SSC Brakes, Record Carbon seat post

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by albuquerque turkey a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: March 17, 2007

Strengths:    confident, light and strong

Weaknesses:    none yet will get back to you if it has weakness after this review

Bottom Line:   
i just have to say the reviews are true. this is a great fork for the price. at 40 mph i was afraid to pass another rider, but today no problem; of course downhill. uphill the fork responded and did not absorb energy from pedaling, very smooth ride, light and confident. i never new what having a confident fork meant but now i do. dont wait just get the fork. lbs installed fork in albq-sportoutdoors; they are the best.

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Favorite Ride:   break a sweat

Price Paid:    $199.00

Purchased At:   cambria in cali

Similar Products Used:   masi fork other would be all mountain forks so they are not included

Bike Setup:   masi gran corsa, aspide carbon seat sram crank and brakes, awesome neuvation wheels, bontrager rubber, shimano trans, carbon bars, ritchey stem

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