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    Steamroller - Which carbon fork

    I have been wanting to get a carbon fork for the Steamroller. Any suggestions? I'll be running 23-26 tires, so does not need to have the clearance the stock forks has (something with standard reach calipers, though). I do like the stock fork angle/rake, so something similar?

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    don't know any specifics, but you'll want to match the angle/rake/offset and a-c length (and obviously steerer)... one or the other is prob easy to find, both will have limited choices
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    Using a high stack headset might make up a little bit of axle to crown. I think Chris King does this with a 5mm base plate if you want to shell out the dough. Without knowing the steamroller's geometry, a cyclocross fork may actually be closest in measurments but you would have to use a cantilever brake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_s
    Using a high stack headset might make up a little bit of axle to crown. I think Chris King does this with a 5mm base plate if you want to shell out the dough. Without knowing the steamroller's geometry, a cyclocross fork may actually be closest in measurments but you would have to use a cantilever brake.


    aren't most cx forks gonna have more that 38mm rake tho?
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    400 a-c, 44 rake. Per the Surly site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatTireFred
    aren't most cx forks gonna have more that 38mm rake tho?
    Not really. I'm seeing most in the 43-47 range. Note to self: First coffee. Then post.
    Last edited by PeanutButterBreath; 06-01-2010 at 01:01 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutButterBreath
    400 a-c, 44 rake. Per the Surly site.


    per the surly site:

    Axle-To-Crown (1" steerer): 368mm
    Axle-To-Crown (1-1/8" steerer): 375mm
    Rake: 38mm

    http://surlybikes.com/parts/steamroller_fork/

    43-47>38... whether is matters much is another question
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    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by FatTireFred
    per the surly site:

    Axle-To-Crown (1" steerer): 368mm
    Axle-To-Crown (1-1/8" steerer): 375mm
    Rake: 38mm

    http://surlybikes.com/parts/steamroller_fork/
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    I pondered the same question a few years ago and postponed a decision because I could not find a fork with specs close the original. As you know, "Fatties Fit Fine" on Surlys, not on bikes with carbon forks.

    A few weeks ago, I just put an old Look carbon fork on my Steamroller and went with it. Other than being considerably lighter and maybe a little smoother, it did not make a difference. In other words, don't over-think this.
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