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General Category => General Discussion => : Goatie October 11, 2013, 04:46:26 PM

: Race forks chromoly vs carbon? Options please
: Goatie October 11, 2013, 04:46:26 PM
Looking at purchasing new forks and I would like some thoughts please.
Carbon or moly?? Keep in mind 100kg rider. For cruiser and 20.
Help.
: Re: Race forks chromoly vs carbon? Options please
: bucko October 12, 2013, 01:43:21 PM
ive got supercross slt's and they are bombproof and plenty light enough. i dont get the whole carbon thing....cromo all the way for me! plus they are cheap!
: Re: Race forks chromoly vs carbon? Options please
: Commissioner28 October 12, 2013, 07:17:08 PM
I've got Supercross SLT's and they're awesome. Highly recommended.
: Re: Race forks chromoly vs carbon? Options please
: Aussieruss October 12, 2013, 09:17:43 PM
I have used both Carbon & CrMo forks.

Sinz Carbons, Answer Scythe's carbons.

I now use Elevn CrMo forks.

The Elevn crmo forks are lighter than my sinz carbons & a touch havier than my Scythe's

A lot of it depends on how you use then.

If you a rough rider that is prone to casing stuff then you will probably smash almost any fork on the market.

If your smooth then any fork should last you  many years.

I have seen both carbon & CrMo forks that have snapped.

Carbon technology is always improving & the first Answer Scythe forks are now about 10 years old & I still see plenty out on the track with no problems.

Go with what you like & what you think suits your riding style.

Russ...
: Re: Race forks chromoly vs carbon? Options please
: GT Interceptor October 13, 2013, 07:08:41 PM
I was a carbon fan but after returning from a badly broken wrist I found the feedback from the front wheel too harsh with carbon forks. My wrist use to hurt badly after riding.

I changed my 20" to a crmo fork & noticed the pain stopped but it came back when I rode my cruiser which still had carbon.

I won't anything use but crmo on my bikes now for mainly that reason plus I have seen enough carbon forks break to put a bit of scepticism in them for me.

Both my kids run carbon. Their choice. They look cooler in other words. My 9 year old boy has destroyed a set of Daggers after a good 50/50 though.

Other plus for crmo now is they are cheaper & some are now lighter than their carbon equivalent.
: Re: Race forks chromoly vs carbon? Options please
: Manic_Schizo October 26, 2013, 09:41:32 PM
I'm running S&M chromo forks, and glad that I do. Forever casing jumps. Was looking at the new box components carbon forks. All their stuff looks very well designed and built. But then I realize how hard I am on my forks and front end, I think better of the carbon option.