Easton SLXlimba said:I have a Voodoo Limba with a steel fork. I'm thinking about switching to carbon for lighter weight and possibly a smoother ride. I'm looking at the Easton EC90 and the Alpha Q. Has anyone tried both? Which do you guys prefer?
CleavesF said:I got an EC90, really comfortable and solid tracking. I can't say anything about stiffness considering people here can feel the flex of brownian motion, I on the other hand, cannot.
Which Alpha-Q is this? Given that it's 1", I'm guessing it's older. The new-ish one looks WAY stouter than the old one, but I've never ridden either. Plus the new one looks just plain hot.ZenNMotion said:1) Waterford steel, true temper blades, 1 1/8
2) Nashbar carbon (Winwood muddy?) 1"
3) Alpha Q, carbon steer tube 1"
4) Ritchey comp alum steer, 1 1/8"
5) Ritchey WCS carbon steer 1 1/8"
Wish I could say from personal experience. My response was sort of a kneejerk "money no issue" response. Edge carbon is widely acknowledged to be of highest quality, albeit for a price.crankles said:I'm curious Pretender and Suspectdevice. What makes you such huge Edge fans.
IME there's a little less 'zing' thru the bars with a carbon fork. In other words: JRA with a steel fork, there's more of the road surface vibrations that get thru to yer hand. Carbon and steel are both gonna feel about the same on the big hits.limba said:Do you guys notice a smoother ride once going to a carbon fork? There's nothing wrong with my steel fork, I was just thinking maybe I'd upgrade a few parts on my bike.