Looking at getting a set of full carbon forks for my new cross bike. Would love a set of ENVE forks (rode them on Slinky’s old cross bike) but they cray exxy … so I have been looking at getting either the Easton EC90 X or the Ritchey WCS UD cross fork.
They both have an A-C of 395mm and an 45mm rake. The only difference that I can see is that Ritchey is 40g lighter and has a conventional compression plug, while the Easton has a proprietary screw-in plug… and the Easton has guard mounts that I probably won’t use anyway.
Anyone have experience with either or both? (paging Blakey)
I have the eastons on my bike, very light and comfy but a bit flexy and no way of mounting a fork crown hangar so most canti’s get the death shudder.
I run the eastons with trp mini-v’s and they are good, the pads almost clear the fork legs when opening so no issue getting wheels in/out.
brake style isn’t a concern, except in the case of my dumb alpha q fork and its bulge that necessitated mucho filing on the 926ALs (TRP less of an issue due to slot offset).
Get the closest matching A-C and offset as stock, and beyond that, it’s looks/price/weight/features.
Of those two, I’d probably choose EC90 over Ritchey, IME ritchey wcs can also be juddery.
Thanks for the prompt replies fellas. Looks like Eastons it is.
Ritchey has serious shudder on canti’s and I don’t know many happy with them.
I’ve got an EC90X with mini Vs and i like it.
Others have told me they’re flexy but i think it’s a good fork.
Ive got a Koga Miyata one that were on clearance on CRC yonks ago.
No probs with mini vs, no shudder etc.