Swapping road forks - what to look out for
johngti Posts: 2,481
So, 2nd hand defy advanced frame and forks arrived today. Quite fancy getting some forks with a carbon steerer for weight weenie purposes. Since finding a pair of defy advanced pro forks seems like an impossible task, the alternative is after market. What should I look out for? Any decent brands?
I've also got some Litespeed ones sitting in the hallway that look v nice made.
But, tbh, the mega-est of all are some ridic light, ridic stiff full carbon ones from a 1st gen B'man Pro - the ali framed, full Dura Ace, full Ritchey WCS one from Halfords that cost £500, is utterly brilliant and makes clubbies explode with rage and jealousy.
Ritchey do really nice ones as well.
columbus also have a few, i've tried their 'minimal' but found it a bit too flexy, pretty but it understeers in hard cornering, ''futura' looks better
i actually deleted a post about a clubbie or that boring new poster on here - bikeguru.cc or some such - coming on here and dulling us all with stories - nay fables - of a change in rake causing people to spontaneously combust but so long as you aren't changing them for a set of forks off a tandem tourer, its gonna be mint.
everything is basically the same today anyway.
Just make sure you get some decent rims and a noisy freewheel