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    [Urgent] can I install 3T Funda Pro fork on my TCR?

    Folks, do you know any reason why I shouldn't install 3T Funda Pro fork on my alloy TCR?
    The fork is from a new FOCUS bike, and has a carbon steerer, and a rake of 43...

    the pics of bike and a fork are (hopefully) here
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    Why would you want to?
    Have fun,
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    i see no reason why it wouldn't work
    i work for some bike racers...
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    oh, those belong in another forum

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    I've found one for 110$
    It has a bit longer steerer, and I could use half an inch there...

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    OK - fair enough

    As CX says, no reason why it shouldn't.
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    as I know Giant's rake is 45, 2mm shouldn't be an issue... (?)

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    Yes you can but even at $110, I don't know why you would want to either. Your Giant has a nice fork on it already. It is a TCR. TCRs don't have crap forks on them. Even if you wanted to shave some grams, it would be very little and it wouldn't make a difference. That's a beautiful bike but I guess upgraditis is a disorder we cyclists face.

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    Because it is ugly and your bike is not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terbennett View Post
    Yes you can but even at $110, I don't know why you would want to either. Your Giant has a nice fork on it already. It is a TCR. TCRs don't have crap forks on them. Even if you wanted to shave some grams, it would be very little and it wouldn't make a difference. That's a beautiful bike but I guess upgraditis is a disorder we cyclists face.
    THX guys, as I said, main reason is that the steerer on the 3T fork is an inch longer, and it would do me good, cause the top tube is already a bit too long for me
    I know the solution - buy whole new bike, but this is much, much cheaper...
    I also thought that, since those two forks are quiet similar, it wouldn't look so ugly all together.
    It is almost 300gr lighter also...

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    Yeah, will work. IMO that design looks good on the Funda fork. My TCR has a Wolf fork swapped in. I personally like running an offset color, and the wider blades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ventruck View Post
    Yeah, will work. IMO that design looks good on the Funda fork. My TCR has a Wolf fork swapped in. I personally like running an offset color, and the wider blades.
    Have any pic of yours, so that I could see it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by duvla View Post
    Have any pic of yours, so that I could see it?
    Found it

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    The difference in rake ( it's shorter 43mm vs. 45mm ) will add trail and make the bike handle more stable and less agile to some degree...kind of like a self correcting rudder effect...otherwise you're good to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duvla View Post
    THX guys, as I said, main reason is that the steerer on the 3T fork is an inch longer, and it would do me good, cause the top tube is already a bit too long for me
    I know the solution - buy whole new bike, but this is much, much cheaper...
    I also thought that, since those two forks are quiet similar, it wouldn't look so ugly all together.
    It is almost 300gr lighter also...
    I know that this will change the handling some but have you considered a shorter stem? Did you buy the bike used? I just don't understand how you could've purchased a bike that doesn't fit you unless you've gone through physical changes since purchasing it. The fork now makes since but it should correct your issue slightly. Maybe the fork and stem together? That looks like a 100 stem. You might wanna go 90 on it

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    It is 90mm actually
    I did buy it used, and the fit is certainly not that horrible, otherwise I wouldn't take it.
    It is just a bit too sporty for me (I am 40, after all).
    As for the looks, I have a good friend who paints cars, so he could do the paint job for me for free, plus the fork has carbon steerer instead of alloy on mine, and shoud be some 150-200gr lighter...

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    Quote Originally Posted by skygodmatt View Post
    The difference in rake ( it's shorter 43mm vs. 45mm ) will add trail and make the bike handle more stable and less agile to some degree...kind of like a self correcting rudder effect...otherwise you're good to go.
    Actually I would be going from 45 to 43, it will be more nervous handling, not the other way around.
    It is on the lazy side now compared to any italian bike though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by duvla View Post
    Actually I would be going from 45 to 43, it will be more nervous handling, not the other way around.
    It is on the lazy side now compared to any italian bike though...
    Nope, skygodmatt has it right. Less rake equals more trail, which slows the steering.

    I forget where I lifted the following:

    Trail" is the blue patch along the ground in this diagram.
    What it "is" is the distance away from the tire patch on the ground
    that the steering axis is pointed at. The further away the steering axis
    is pointed, the slower the bike steers (or more stable it feels, if you prefer)
    The closer the steering axis is to the contact patch, the more nimble
    the front end feels.


    Generally speaking, trail falls between 5 and 6 cm's... but it's shockingly
    common for small bikes to have shallow head angles and "stock" forks
    with 43mm of rake... which produces 63 to 66 mm's of trail...
    and very slow steering.

    Somewhat counter-intuitive, but more fork rake produces less trail.
    More rake moves the red line forward, toward the black line of the steering
    axis, thus reducing trail.
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    Flip your current stem and you'll likely gain that 1/2" you are looking for.

    As for your comment on rake (shorter being twitchier), I believe you have that backwards. Given a head tube angle, increasing fork rake actually makes the bike twitchier as it makes the distance between steering axis (steerer tube) and tire contact patch (under fork drop out) larger. So a slight correction to the bars actually moves the front wheel further.

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    My mistake, thanks folks

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