I was involved in an accident recently (a lady turned left in front of me) and her insurance is paying for a new frame and fork. I'm going to get a Torelli Nitro Express that you can get with a 1 in or a 1 1/8 in head tube and can't decide on a fork. I can get Torelli's steel fork painted to match which has a 1 in steer tube. Or I can get a Colubus Minimal Full Carbon fork from torelli. Or I could just get the frame and get my own fork. I was thinking Wound UP or Enve 2.0.
From a performance stand point I think the carbon forks would be lighter and soak up high frequency vibration better. But from a durability and aesthetic stand point I think the steel fork painted to match with chromed fork crown would win hands down.
If I get the steel fork I'll be stuck with the 1 in head tube which would limit my choices down the road.
So, whats it to be go for style and durability or go for less weight and better performance.
Thanks for your support