Wound Up Threadless Carbon Forks

4.39/5 (18 Reviews)
MSRP : $295.00


Product Description

WOUND UP bonds their X-WOUND straight legs to a 7075 aluminum crown and 7075 dropouts.


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Tobias Souster-Williams

Date Reviewed: September 16, 2014

Strengths:    Stiff and sexy, clean lines on older bonded lug carbon frames. Great for casual road riders.

Weaknesses:    Serious riders shouldn't expect more than a couple years life.

Bottom Line:   
Ive had a few Wound up road forks on a few different bikes over the years. Great forks for the long open road, I only retired them when salty corrosion under the clear coat, and minor creaking became aparent at the dropouts. Unfortunately with my last one, I ordered a cross disk fork with road geometry, for a performance commuter... and apparently got a road fork with a disk tab bonded to it. Needless to say, it failed catastrophicly within 6 months. Im not bashing the forks (Ive bent a Salsa, Surly and the stock fork on the same bike) just saying make sure the fork is designed for your intended purpose. The guys at Wound up were great, refunding my purchace price and advising me to find a fork that would be more suited to my riding style.


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

Date Reviewed: January 17, 2011

Strengths:    Beautiful, straight, tracks straight, strong. If you're worried about 5 or 10 (or even 20) grams, you might have bigger problems.

Weaknesses:    causes a lot of jealousy in other riders

Bottom Line:   
I bought this one to replace one that was in a head-on collision causing catastrophic failure of a Mavic Ksyrium SSL front wheel. The person responsible for the accident paid for everything, so instead of "chancing" the older fork, I bought a new one. There were almost negligible signs of stress around the crown, but the impact was enough to split a VERY EXPENSIVE wheel right in two! I was a lot the worse for wear, bruised sternum, torn shoulder muscles, etc., but honestly, I think had I not been reimbursed for the fork, I might have considered continuing riding the old one. I made my own stress tests on it and it bore a LOAD of weight (much more than my own) - without the least signs of weakness anywhere. It has a 1" carbon steerer and I weight about 180#. This one compares favorably to my Colnago fork, although I'll give the Colnago the edge for now. I'm probably making my preference on the rake, which was more "relaxed" with the first W-U, but the new one is a little more aggressive. The Colnago was exactly between the two. I don't have enough miles on it to make a solid determination yet - It usually takes at least 2K miles for me to form any kind of educated opinion. If it has a catastrophic failure, like the one "AINTNOSUCKA" describes, I'll be VERY SURPRISED! I note that he's not a registered reviewer (how hard is THAT to do?) and after what he calls "catastrophic failure" he seems non the less for the wear - he simply did some checking at the LBS's after that! WOW! After riding straight forks, I'll never go back to a curve, either. Not if I can help it! It's beautiful and strong and tracks like a mind-reader - Ok, call me a pollyanna, I'll take it!

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Favorite Ride:   Hundreds of miles around Lake Nockamixon, PA

Price Paid:    $389.00

Purchased At:   Aspire Velotech

Similar Products Used:   Kinesis Al
Colnago Flash


Bike Setup:   Seven Odonata
Campy Chorus 10 sp Group
Deda Newton stem and handlebars
Selle Italia saddle
Mavic CXP 30 tubulars (usually) or Ksyrium SSL clinchers


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by rhanbury a Commuter

Date Reviewed: June 26, 2008

Strengths:    * will custom make to your requirements
* strong
* stable


Weaknesses:    * stiff ride
* looks that you love or hate
* quality-control/customer service


Bottom Line:   
The best thing about these forks was they were one of very few available (custom made in my case) suitable for mudguards/fenders and long drop brakes on my audax/randonee bike, both in the length and in the fittings.

On the upside they are strong and stable, but the ride is too stiff for me - I'm a lightweight (150 lbs) and ride on a lot of broken up the tarmac. Also I wasn't terribly impressed by the quality control or customer service - one of the mudguard mountings was inserted into the steerer leg at the wrong angle. Customer service gave me the wrong dimensions for the crown to steerer distance, and forgot to include the star fangled nut to fit the headset.

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Price Paid:    $419.00

Purchased At:   Aspire Velotech

Similar Products Used:   Steel touring forks

Bike Setup:   Setavento titanium, Ultegra


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Walhog King a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 6, 2008

Strengths:    Light weight, nice looking fork and the price I paid leaves no room to complain.

Weaknesses:    Light weight? I weight 230lbs and makes me thinks a bit before I bunny hop the bike.

Bottom Line:   
The fork was stickered with Seven Cycles brand. I assumed it was stock to a Seven cycles road bike. I weighted on my food scale on home and came in less than a pound. It was a carbon steer with alumiun insert.
This fork takes the road vibration out of the bike. I had to check the tire pressure to make sure that it was not deflated. I can see the fork flex under load. It is definetely more flexible than the last carbon fork I had installed.

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Favorite Ride:   anywhere

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Nashbar carbon fork

Bike Setup:   Steamroller frame
Ritchey comp headset
Surly track hub
Bontrager Carbon seatpost
Mavic OpenPro rim
Hellbent low rise bar
Weight: 15.00lbs


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by funkdaddy a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: May 19, 2005

Strengths:    Very strong, predictable, reliable, no problems or degradation in 3 full seasons of heavy usage in cyclocross races and training.

Weaknesses:    A bit heavy for carbon, limited mud and brake clearance (newer version has a new crown with more clearance)

Bottom Line:   
Actually used (and raced) the '02 Wound-Up CX fork w/ Chromoly steerer. Tough fork, solid performer.

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Favorite Ride:   Alpine Dam

Price Paid:    $180.00

Purchased At:   Sponsor

Similar Products Used:   AlphaQ CX fork, Kinesis Aluminum, Steel

Bike Setup:   Steel Sycip Crossdresser, Ultegra, Mavic, Rithey WCS



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