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    Feedback on Soma CX forks?

    I'm looking for feedback on the Soma steel cyclocross forks from those with them on a Soma Doublecross or other cross bikes. I recently bought a used Ritchey Breakaway Cross frame that came without the fork, so I need to pick one up. The bike comes standard with a Ritchey Comp Carbon Cross fork, but I generally prefer steel over carbon forks for durability as well as more options for attaching racks, fenders, etc. Plus the steel fork would cost at least half and only weighs a little more.

    http://www.somafab.com/parts/forks

    Soma makes several steel CX forks -- including a lugged CrMO model with slight curve, a straight-blade model and a "classic curve" model. I am leaning toward the lugged CrMO model because I like the way it looks and it has mounts for a front rack. I also like the straight blade model, but it doesn't have mounts for a rack. I'm just wondering if anyone here has any of these forks on their CX bikes, and how well they ride, quality of finish, etc.

    I will be using the bike for commuting, riding on paved and unpaved trails and light touring. No racing.

    Thanks.

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    AFAIK it's all good stuff, Tange steel, pick the one you like best.

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    How about the All-City Nature Boy fork? I'm kind leaning toward the look of a straight blade fork, and the All-City fork is the same rake as Ritchey's.

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    Feedback on Soma CX forks?

    Quote Originally Posted by tarwheel2 View Post
    How about the All-City Nature Boy fork? I'm kind leaning toward the look of a straight blade fork, and the All-City fork is the same rake as Ritchey's.
    That is what I am using on my Soma Double Cross and it is a great fork. When I picked up my black Soma frame, they were out of black forks so I got the All-City and have not looked back.
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