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March 15, 2006 at 2:19 am #24816
THIS IS NOT AN ANTI CARBON FORKS THREAD, i just want to know why they use em, I do not know that much about em, is it a preformance advantage? Rodney you can explain this one. oops sorry you are not a racer, jst a flat type of guy 😉 Sorry but i owed you that one. Really ijust want to know why people use em instead of the stock ones.March 15, 2006 at 4:31 am #28554victoryfoxMember
\March 15, 2006 at 2:08 pm #28560rodneyMember
TRue but carbon reacts to all the bumps softens them sort of plus yes they are light oh yeah ANT i know more about bikes ANY then you do abouit racing THANKYOUMarch 15, 2006 at 2:30 pm #28562LeadSled1Member
The SX forks that are as light as carbon forks are very tough. I trashed a chromoly frame from landing nose down and the forks did not tweak.
The kids like how they look. Light weight steel forks all look the same, are cheaper than the carbons and stronger. They do not have that look “gimmick” to sell them. I have been talking to Bill at SX about making some of the ELF style chromoly forks. Remember those ones where the legs are angled forward? A little something to set them apart.March 15, 2006 at 6:06 pm #28569rodneyMember
Keep it out of all bmx freestyle included I have seen some nasty results from failed carbon on road bikes NOt good for usMarch 15, 2006 at 6:16 pm #28571RaidenHaydenMember
Yeah as a racer I not sold on carbon eitherMarch 15, 2006 at 8:34 pm #28573bmxlegendMember
nothing ona bmx bike should be made of THREAD.. screw that.. 4130.. screw the weight factor…chromoly is what a bmx bike should be made of.. at least in my mind… i know that ill be able to walk after i nose dive and my forks dont break..those carbon forks are just plain stupidMarch 15, 2006 at 9:26 pm #28575
So are these the modern day answer pro forx.(the suspension ones) From what people have told me and from what I read, they were no good. Only the guys who were paid rode em, and they had em welded. Any truth to this.March 15, 2006 at 9:31 pm #28576
btw Rodney You should race with your son this year. It would be cool. Think about it, sides we need more guys on the gate.March 15, 2006 at 10:31 pm #28578victoryfoxMember
\March 16, 2006 at 3:40 am #28586RFarsideMember
I think there is nothing wrong with carbon forks. I have used the Answer Scythe forks for 2 years now and love them. I like the way my bike jumps with them on. 😀March 24, 2006 at 4:04 am #29074AnonymousGuest
As in life it is about see what I have or can afford.
I have seen Comoly and carbon brake. On the Carbon it was not the fork but the neck the could not handle the stress.
Again as in life don’t buy cheap knock offs and don’t expect anything to be indestructable.
It is all physics.
Light is not allways better. There is a fine line of balance.
Use the brain and not the eye to define what is right.
The grass is always greener so learn what it takes to make it green.
“A Man has to know his limitations”
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