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

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Nashbar Carbon Cyclocross Fork
 
4.3

(based on 51 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (28)
  • Lightweight (26)
  • Versatile (23)
  • Attractive (8)

Cons

  • Heavy (7)

Best Uses

  • Commuting/city (31)
  • Road biking (23)
  • Cyclocross (5)
  • Upgrade (5)
  • Mountain biking (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (32), Casual/ recreational (6), Competitive cyclist (6), Commuter (5)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (27), Comfort oriented (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (45)

Reviewed by 51 customers

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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

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    4.0

    Solid, dependable, smooth ride

    By Avid rider

    from Boston

    About Me Avid Cyclist

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    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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    2.0

    Flawed design / leg shape

    By Jestep

    from ATX

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Cheap Relatively Light

    Cons

    • Poor Design Shape

    Best Uses

      Comments about Nashbar Carbon Cyclocross Fork:

      Most of the other reviews have this fork covered. It's a fairly light fork and one of the only options if you have a 1" head tube and want to run disc. Not ultra light but respectable weight. Mine did have a bunch of scuffs on it right out of the box. Not a deal breaker but not a huge fan of receiving products that were so poorly stored.

      Main problem is the shape of the legs, specifically near where the hub attaches. There is more or less a sharp transition to the QR mounts on the inside of the legs, unlike most carbon forks which taper smoothly the length of the fork. This basically prevents a ton of disc hubs from being used with the fork. When you cinch the hub to the fork, the fork itself contacts the upper part of the hub, right outside of where the spokes attach. This prevents the hub from spinning. So basically if you are actually running this fork with disc wheels, straight pull hubs seem to be worse, there's a good chance this fork won't actually work with your wheels. There's absolutely no way to fix this unless you file about a quarter inch off the non-disc side of the fork which is probably a really bad idea. I've tried with several different sets of 700c disc wheels, all different hub brands, and several of them have this problem. Unless you have one of these forks to test, there's no way to know if this will be a problem until you get them both together. I personally don't have a ton of hubs to test with so it's more or less a coin toss finding a disc hub that doesn't contact the fork. Even a quarter inch difference in the fork design would have prevented this. My guess is that they designed this only after speccing older non-disc, non straight pull, hubs.

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

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      3.0

      Adequate

      By WoundedBadger

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nashbar Carbon Cyclocross Fork:

          This is not an ultra light fork but it appears to be of quality construction.

          BEWARE: THE FACE WHERE ONE WOULD MOUNT A BRAKE CABLE HANGER IS RECESSED, THEREFORE MAKING IT NEARLY USELESS.

          • Cycling Style:
          • Speed Oriented
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          2.0

          Cracked at dropout.

          By Chocostove

          from Seattle

          About Me Bike Messenger

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Poor Construction

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City
          • Road Biking

          Comments about Nashbar Carbon Cyclocross Fork:

          I don't wan to totally trash this fork because I liked it as an affordable replacement fork that is 1 1/8" straight steerer as most bikes have moved to tapered steertube.

          The downside though is my fork cracked around the non drive side drop out almost all the way around. This had happened in under a thousand miles of easy use, nothing too rough. I'll try one more time, thanks to Nashbars return policy, but I'm kinda disappointed so far

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

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          4.0

          Nice Carbon Cyclocross Fork

          By tom

          from Melbourne Beach FL

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfy Ride Looks Good
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Nashbar Carbon Cyclocross Fork:

              This fork is replacement for a heavy suspension fork (that I hated) on a bike used for touring and camping. It's Forking Great! Sooo smooth.

              One caveat - very little clearance between tire and inside of the crown with a 700c-38 tire. Had to use a spacer in the dropout to get some clearance.

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

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              4.0

              Smooth

              By Cam

              from Austin, TX

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Commuting/City
              • Road Biking

              Comments about Nashbar Carbon Cyclocross Fork:

              Bought this to build up a cyclocross/ commuter bike. Carbon with disc and canti options for this price can't be beat. Would buy this fork again for sure.

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

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              4.0

              Excellent Fork for the price

              By RoadBiker99

              from Syracuse, NY

              About Me Avid Cyclist

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting/City

                Comments about Nashbar Carbon Cyclocross Fork:

                Excellent fork for the price, went in easy and is stiff and light. What else is there to say

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Yay for curved fork blades!

                By Ashok Captain

                from Pune, India

                About Me Competitive Cyclist

                Pros

                • 'v' Brake Bosses
                • Aluminium Steerer
                • Curved Fork Blades
                • Looks Great
                • Looks Neat
                • Versatile
                • Well made

                Cons

                • None As Yet

                Best Uses

                • Adventure Racing
                • Commuting/City
                • Gravel Trail Racing
                • Road Biking

                Comments about Nashbar Carbon Cyclocross Fork:

                Have replaced the straight bladed aluminium fork on my MARIN FAIRFAX SC2 with this one.

                With this fork, the bike is stable in 'out-of-the-saddle' sprints/ climbing.

                I'm a big fan of curved fork blades and 'V' brakes - this is one of the few forks I know of that still ticks both boxes.

                The shape of the drop outs and blade junction means one has to align Shimano QR skewers in front of the fork blade instead of straight back/ parallel to the ground.

                We've got 3 delivered so far (in India) and all have arrived in perfect condition - take a bow Nashbar's packing team.

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

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                4.0

                my hands are no longer numb

                By fjrnorm

                from Philadelphia pa

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting/City

                  Comments about Nashbar Carbon Cyclocross Fork:

                  I ride a hybrid gt tacyon 3.0 which came with alluminium forks. My hands would get numb in a hour now I am able ride for 4 hours

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

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