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spadekevin



Joined: 21 Jun 2018
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:54 am    Post subject: would this work with my V-brake lever? Reply with quote

Hello,

In order to save weight I would like to put a carbon road fork on my hard tail MTB frame (which I ride on roads). I reckon if I were to use a fork designed for 650 wheels (triathlon/TT style) but fitted with my existing 26 inch MTB wheels and 26 x 1 inch slick tyres my front end will be lower (too low I think at about 2 inches?).
If I fit a fork for 700 sized-wheels and use a 700c wheel, I think my front end will be about an inch higher.
Can anybody advise which option would give good results and how my steering will be affected? Am I right in thinking the 700 forks will make steering more stable and the 650 forks will make steering more twitchy?
Another related question - I would also have to fit a road brake - would this work with my V-brake lever?

Please help.

I didn't find the right solution from the internet.

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Thank you.
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mikethebike



Joined: 23 Mar 2015
Posts: 181
Location: England

PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,
we would not recommend running a road fork in an MTB frame, in particular, if you have super light carbon MTB fork alternatives. Maybe check out our fork selector for some options: https://www.carboncycles.cc/index.php?s=0&t=12&&q=fork_selector&.

As you already said, a longer fork will slacken your head angle with that slow down the steering. That can feel beneficial but can also feel a little strange. You probably want to check with the maker of the frame if fitting a new and potentially longer fork will affect the warranty.

If you stick to an MTB carbon fork, then (depending on model) you will be able to keep your V-brakes (so no leaver issue) which will outperform road style calliper brakes.

Hope that helps.

Mike
CarbonCycles Team
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