Replacement Cyclocross Fork
I am looking for a new fork after a rough accident I had. I have a Lynskey Procross. I was using a steel fork that is now toast thanks to a shop that cut the steerer tube too short when I asked for it to be lowered.
So, roughly, they refused to help now. So, I am looking at anything really. Since I had a steel for, the feel was nice, but it was heavy. I have a road bike with a carbon fork that I am ok with. And heck, I am ok with an aluminum fork too. I just want to save some weight and not brake the bank in the process.
What I can tell, need 1 1/8":
Ritchey WCS Carbon - 470g - $300
Ritchey Comp Carbon - 700g - $175
Nashbar Carbon Fork - 722g - $129
Easton EC70 - 740g - $200
Easton EC90 - 510g - $350
Fuji Carbon - 794g - $80
Redline XC Carbon - 565g - $175
Alpha Q XC Carbon - 540g - $150
Am I missing anything else? Looking at this, short of finding something used, the Nashbar fork is by far the best bang for the buck. Nothing seems to justify the Ritchey or Easton price for the lighter models and the heavier models are right up there with the Nashbar fork. The Red Line and Alpha Q seem good, if you can find them.
Any other recommendations? Anything aluminum? lightweight steel or cromoly?
Last edited by rallyrabbit; 09-11-2012 at 10:13 AM.