I currently ride a steel fork on my cross bike but I am think of going carbon. I like my carbon fork (Reynolds Ouzo Pro) on my road bike. Should I just stick with steel or does the carbon make a difference on a cross bike.
i find on the road that the difference between a good steel fork and a carbon fork, with regards to the ride, is negligible. i've read the same about 29er forks. do note this is for a good-quality steel fork.
i'd imagine the same for cross, saving weight being the obvious advantage.
i do know that on the road, i find i prefer a steel fork with a steel frame, as it feels more balanced through turns, etc.
Depends on what you have for a fork...and frame.
A cheap steel fork is crap...a well made steel fork is nice.
A cheap carbon fork is a cheap carbon fork...a high end carbon fork can be nice( but some are flexy or way too stiff).
If you're putting it on a cheap steel frame, you are just putting lipstick on a pig.
that I'll sell you cheap.. I used it about a year for dirt road riding, but have put back on my steel for that was built for the geo. of my bike.. PM me if you are interested.. I've got the same fork on my other cross bike, it's really nice!!
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