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 61 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (33)
  • Lightweight (31)
  • Versatile (27)
  • Attractive (9)

Cons

  • Heavy (8)

Best Uses

  • Commuting/city (39)
  • Road biking (26)
  • Cyclocross (6)
  • Upgrade (5)
  • Mountain biking (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (37), Casual/ recreational (9), Commuter (7), Competitive cyclist (6)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (32), Comfort oriented (17)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (55)

Reviewed by 61 customers

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5.0

Great fork for the price

By Tom

from Vermont

About Me Commuter

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Looks sharp!

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City
    • Road Biking

    Comments about Nashbar Carbon Cyclocross Fork:

    Replaced fork after "bike meets garage" incident. Inexpensive, rides well and looks good. 3 for 3 in my opinion.

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

    Complete satisfaction

    By Val

    from Reno, NV

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City

        Comments about Nashbar Carbon Cyclocross Fork:

        I needed a carbon fork that allowed me to mount disc brakes on a cross bike I bought off Craig's List. The Nashbar fork was lighter than the carbon fork already on the bike. After several rounds of heavy duty gravel riding I found no change in bike handling. I am running 700 x 35 tires and could probably go up to 38mm. In summary I have a fork that is lighter than the one I replaced, there is no perceptible change in handling, comfort has increased, I was able to mount disc brakes and run a tire width I am happy with. A great fork at a great price.

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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

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