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Arrived today, had to do some leg work to get one as they are not yet available in the states. I don't think anyone else has one for 06 yet. Came in at 306 un-cut so 16 grams over, cut to 240 it was 289, Much better than the 380 of the stock fork. The look is truly unique, at first I was iffy but I quite like it now, very different. I should be sub 12 with the new tires :)









Hope you all enjoy, I just think it looks so much more skeletal with this fork, I enjoy it. It looks light. I loved the CR1 fork before I got it, wanted one so bad. Once I had it, it lost something, I can't describe it but this fork has some distinction :)

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Yeah, it has distinction in that it distinctly looks like crap. I don't think someone at Scott was thinking when they spec'd the dimensions of the crown. I think the HSC5 would have looked better, but it's not my bike.
 

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I concur

Asthetically speaking, the bike would look much better with a fork designed for an integrated headset. :(
 

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It IS designed for one :). Frankly I don't worry any about opinions, just thought I would share. I enjoy it a lot, the stock fork got very boring after a while. I don't know why, as said earlier I was in love with it prior to purchase. After I got it, it just looked too modular and perfect, this offsets it, I will have a top cap made to blend it a bit.

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Maybe it's just an optical illusion, but ...

... in the photos it looks like the fork legs bend backwards slightly below the crown before they bend forward to the dropouts. Of course, as long as the fork geometry puts the wheel in axle in the right place, it shouldn't affect handling - and at least it doesn't look as funny as the Pinarello Onda fork:

 

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Yeah, it has distinction in that it distinctly looks like crap.
Yup. That looks absolutely terrible. And people on the WW board we complaining about the headtube-crown junction on the CR1 with a Ritchey WCS fork! For what it's worth, the WCS fork takes no legwork to get, looks great, and actually looks like it was designed for something other than a 1" threaded headset on a steel bike. And to boot, the WCS fork was 312 g uncut with the extra-long brakebolt in place. Even cut to 10.5", it's maybe 8g shy of that albatross.
 

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Hate to be negative...

but I have to agree it's not a fork I would put on that bike. It looks like a circa 1994 carbon fork on a ultra modern rig, somethings it just not right about it. Even if you used an integrated crown adapter (THM??) to improve the looks at the crown the legs look so anorexic, it would still look odd compaire to the muscular look of the frame. How's it ride? Looks pretty noodly :confused: But this is just my opinion, if you like it and you think it's the bee's knees, that more power to ya. Enjoy.

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Just an illusion, this is the only fork designed with the correct geometry for the Scott, I also rather like the stock handeling so no WCS. I also like the look of this better, it looks very skinny which is what I wanted. Keep the opinions coming, I don't really care what anyone thinks, just showing haha. With the custom top cap it will lose that illiusion but still be skinny looking. If anything, the next fork with be a Scapula or Stork.

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Correct geometry?

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Just an illusion, this is the only fork designed with the correct geometry for the Scott, I also rather like the stock handeling so no WCS.
What's special about the geometry of this fork? It looks to be about the same length as other standard road forks, and the rake doesn't look unusual either.
 

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Sorry Buddy,

gotta ditto the above, that fork looks like crap on that frame. I'd put the old one back on and pay the weenie weight penalty. But as said above, not my bike. Enjoy.
 

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how does it perform?

yes there are better looking forks I'm sure, but I don't think it looks all that bad. You saved 0.2 lbs over your old fork which will help in attaining your 12 lb goal. The real ? is if you are happy with the feel of the fork and how it performs. Please report back after you've ridden it a while. It doesn't look as rigid as other CF forks I've seen.
 

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Man, the rest of the bike looks muy nice, butt......well, I'll reiterate in piccies. That fork is--that's right--butt ugly.
 

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Not quite as ugly as alienator would portray it, but I'd have to agree. You should have stopped at the new seat. I guess we shoudn't flame you too much - this is the weight weenie board and you did drop some significant weight. How's the bike feel sans ~100g in the front end?
 

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IUbike said:
the stock fork got very boring after a while.
Love the bike, wouldn't mind getting one myself. I'd have to see better shots of that fork to decide if it truly is butt-ugly, but so far things aren't looking good.

Anyhooo -- your old fork got boring? WTF? So in the beginning it took you out every Friday night and always showed you a good time, but now it's stopped doing that and instead lies around at home watching Will & Grace? Yeah, I hear ya. Once they get like that, I ditch 'em too.
 

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IUbike: How do you like your stronglight cranks? What type of bottom bracket are you using?
 

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Cranks are great, I did burn through one of the AC bottom brakets already (warrantied) but that had more to do with the fact that the origibal QBP shipped me was the first version. The new one is much nicer. All in all I am very happy, now just waiting for an Ergomo! The last two weeks have been finals week so I have not even ridden this but once, a bit of a shame!

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I'm sorry, but that fork is not for that bike. Also, the Zipp wheels without decals really look dull. Why don't you put some colour on your bike?
 

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It is very interesting that rather than talking of the merits of the lightness of the fork (oh my God, isn't this the weight weenies thread after all?) the majority of posts are comments on asthetics, like that has anything to do with shaving grams, which is what lightness is all about. I'll bet the people posting how ugly for fork is are foxes that couldn't touch the grapes.:mad2:
 

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It is very interesting that rather than talking of the merits of the lightness of the fork (oh my God, isn't this the weight weenies thread after all?) the majority of posts are comments on asthetics, like that has anything to do with shaving grams, which is what lightness is all about. I'll bet the people posting how ugly for fork is are foxes that couldn't touch the grapes.:mad2:
Your bet would prolly be wrong. Take a stroll over to Weight Weenies, and you'll find that not only are people nickle and diming the grams, the're also pretty aware of asthetics, too.

Didn't know the rules forbade discussion of anything other than mass or the force acting on said mass. Thanks for the edification.
 
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