Pace Carbon Fork 7 1/2 inch steerer, 765 gms great conditionroofer said:Replacing stock fork on Haro Mary SS size small Need advise on which carbon replacement.
I sized-up the Origin-8 with the stock RLMC29er fork and for all purposes shares the same geometry. The stock RLMC29er fork is suspension corrected for 80mm, as is, I believe the Haro Mary.JerryQ said:A very good option, especially when compared to the Origin 8 - Black Ops which is not fully suspension corrected and doesn't have much in the way of support.
OK, so what is the deal with the aluminum over carbon? Cost? Strength? Marketing? Are there any head to head tests out there comparing it to a full carbon fork?JerryQ said:The new Bontrager Swithchblade Race X-Lite carbon over Aluminum is wonderful. Compliant, light, inexpensive (relatively) and well backed. It weighs 950 grams, which is 180 grams more than most of the other carbon forks, but it is stronger and at least as compliant. It retails for $299 but I got mine from my LBS for $235. Designed to take the place of a Reba 80-100 with suspension correction.
Jerry in Tucson
Here are some links to reviews that I have done on the Switchblade and On One's Carbon Superlight. Enjoy!jrxl said:OK, so what is the deal with the aluminum over carbon? Cost? Strength? Marketing? Are there any head to head tests out there comparing it to a full carbon fork?