I am running an On One Pompino v4 frame with the original forks, drop bars, and Wald 137 basket, as my daily commuter. I’ve been very happy with it for a couple of years now, but thinking about better load carrying options and better performance in future.
Would it be worth me finding a carbon fork with similar dimensions, that has fender and rack mounts? Will it make a noticeable difference to the performance of the bike? I’d even be happy to switch to disc, mostly for the fun of it, as I am due for a new front wheel soon anyway.
What are people’s thoughts and experiences with this kind of update? I keep reading that the stock steel fork is heavy and not very good, which got me thinking about making some changes as a little project.