Nashbar Carbon Cyclocross Fork

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Nashbar Carbon Cyclocross Fork
Nothing will make your cyclocross or touring rig ride smoother than an upgrade to a carbon fiber fork and boy do we have a deal for you. The Nashbar Carbon Fiber Cyclocross Fork features stout carbon fiber legs to soak up the vibrations that also deliver plenty of stiffness to handle hard braking and rough terrain with aplomb. And speaking of braking, you've got options in that this beauty is set up for both cantilever and disc brakes. The aluminum steerer tube is plenty strong and requires a bit less TLC than carbon versions and for those still on frames set up for 1" forks you're in luck as we aim to please with both 1" and 1-1/8" sizes. It's most definitely time to breathe new life into that 'cross or touring machine.
  • Large diameter blades and aluminum crown provide rigidity needed for hard braking and rough terrain
  • Carbon legs soak up the vibrations to save your hands and arms
  • Both disc and cantilever brake compatible
  • Axle to crown = 391mm
  • Axle to Max Tire Height = 366mm
Nashbar Carbon Cyclocross Fork
  • WEIGHT 880g (1"), 885g (1 1/8")
  • MATERIAL Carbon legs; aluminum crown
  • STEERER DIAMETER 1" or 1 1/8"
  • STEERER MATERIAL Aluminum - 300mm long
  • RAKE 45mm
  • BRAKE MOUNT Disc and cantilever
  • WHEEL SIZE 700c
  • Rating 4.5

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Nashbar Carbon Cyclocross Fork
 
4.4

(based on 59 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (33)
  • Lightweight (30)
  • Versatile (27)
  • Attractive (9)

Cons

  • Heavy (8)

Best Uses

  • Commuting/city (37)
  • Road biking (25)
  • Cyclocross (6)
  • Upgrade (5)
  • Mountain biking (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (36), Casual/ recreational (9), Commuter (6), Competitive cyclist (6)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (31), Comfort oriented (16)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (53)

Reviewed by 59 customers

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5.0

Awesome. Clears a 42mm tire!

By Al

from Golden, Co

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City
    • Gravel
    • Road Biking

    Comments about Nashbar Carbon Cyclocross Fork:

    Really psyched on this fork- was mostly concerned about clearance and they have room to spare with a 700x42. Probably not enough room for a fender as well, but I might find out.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Good option for cyclocross budget riders

    By Will

    from North Carolina

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Road Biking

      Comments about Nashbar Carbon Cyclocross Fork:

      I upgraded my 2009 Fuji cross with this fork since my bike did not originally come with disc brakes. I wanted to find something equivalent to what I already had and this was it. I caught it at a good deal too. I would say it's definitely good quality, but not top of the line. However, that's not what I was looking for, just a replacement for what I currently have. Definitely a great improvement for my bike. Make sure to purchase the right size and make sure this is the type of fork you need for the bike it's going on.

      • Cycling Style:
      • Speed Oriented
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      This item installed easily on my cyclocross bicycle

      By None

      from Colorado

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nashbar Carbon Cyclocross Fork:

          I replaced the original steel fork on my older Kona Jake. There were no unexpected problems; and so far the bike rides noticeably smoother. Good upgrade.

          • Cycling Style:
          • Speed Oriented
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          What More Could You Want

          By Cait the Cruiser

          from Washington DC

          About Me Commuter

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Sleek

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting/City

            Comments about Nashbar Carbon Cyclocross Fork:

            I replaced a heavy suspension fork with this lightweight carbon fork. Its incredibly lightweight. It looks well designed and durable. Time will tell. All I can say is my bike looks great with it, even though the colors aren't a perfect match.

            • Cycling Style:
            • Speed Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great ride, great price

            By Goose

            from Boston

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting/City
              • Cyclocross

              Comments about Nashbar Carbon Cyclocross Fork:

              Used this as a replacement for a pretty massive suspension fork on an old Specialized Crosstrail I converted into a road commuter. Although not as light as an all-carbon option, it does make a huge difference on the bike, especially on hills. I'm currently running it with 700x30mm slicks and cantilever brakes with no issues. I think 32mm tires would still be fine, but 38mm would probably bind a bit up top (I think someone else noted this in another review). After about 200 miles it still feels great; hard to find any fault with it considering the price; I would definitely recommend.

              • Cycling Style:
              • Comfort Oriented
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              3.0

              A little heavier than listed

              By That Guy on The Trail

              from Midwest

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Commuting/City

              Comments about Nashbar Carbon Cyclocross Fork:

              Bought this for my recumbent (to allow a wider tire). It appears solid, but you pay a weight penalty for that construction. Much heavier than listed.

              • Cycling Style:
              • Speed Oriented
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Great Deal

              By Jfin66

              from Chicago,IL

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great Price

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting/City

                Comments about Nashbar Carbon Cyclocross Fork:

                Great price,lighter than steel more flexible (comfortable) than aluminum, good looks,and seems well constructed (only have owned for month).

                • Cycling Style:
                • Comfort Oriented
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Tandem fork upgrade

                By banana tandem

                from Vancouver BC

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Nashbar Carbon Cyclocross Fork:

                    Added this to our Cannondale tandem so I could run both disc and cantilever brakes. Added bonus it saves a lot of weight over the standard steel fork. Looks to be very beefy ride is nice with no appreciable flex under braking.

                    • Cycling Style:
                    • Comfort Oriented
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Nice upgrade on 2016 Kona Jake

                    By Tatsu K.

                    from Orange County, CA

                    About Me Avid Cyclist

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Commuting/City
                      • Road Biking

                      Comments about Nashbar Carbon Cyclocross Fork:

                      I admit I was very skeptical when I originally saw this fork for sale on Nashbar.com. The price seemed too low for the fork to be of any decent quality. I am happy to admit that I am pleasantly surprised.
                      Although my main sport is mountain biking I have a Kona Jake CX that I use for long distance training on and off road. Things I've noticed over my stock AL fork is: the bike now has that "subtle softness" and the "minor damping" sensation that can be felt through my arms and upper body. I have owned carbon road bikes before and it definitely brings back some of those qualities. The quality of the fork seems good, they seem to have blending the aluminum inserts (dropouts, brake mounts) and aluminum steerer seamlessly into the construction. I was slightly worried about something failing at first but all seems well. I have taken the fork through some basic single track, 40+ mph downhills, and everything in between. Seems to be well worth the price.....couldn't be happier for the price.

                      • Cycling Style:
                      • Speed Oriented
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Solid, dependable, smooth ride

                      By Avid rider

                      from Boston

                      About Me Avid Cyclist

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Inexpensive

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Commuting/City
                      • Cyclocross

                      Comments about Nashbar Carbon Cyclocross Fork:

                      I bought this to replace a ridiculously heavy, stiff, straight steel fork on my Raleigh Roper. The idea was to shed some weight and get more vibration dampening. It is definitely an improvement, and at a great price. It was heavier than I expected, though still lighter than the fork it replaced. This is because of the alloy steerer and the very heavy duty carbon legs. But the all carbon options were all three times more expensive so I am happy with the trade-off. One other thing to note is the canti brake bosses are NOT removable. If you don't like the look, you'll have to saw them off.

                      • Cycling Style:
                      • Speed Oriented
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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