I´m considering getting a good quality 1 inch theadless carbon fork for a steel road bike.
My understanding is that Columbus, Deda and Ritchey all make 1 inch versions of their carbon forks. I´m hoping somebody might offer some suggestions on which model is better.
I´d prefer a curved fork rather than a straight one, and I´m not set on a carbon steerer or aluminium steerer (unless you can convince me one way or the other).
If you get any generic fork, carbon. alloy or steel it will make the frame ride and steer differently- mainly due to the geometry of the fork itself.
Custom frames always came with custom forks right up till the 80’s - makers prided themsleves on the perfect fork rake to match the angles and geometry of the frame.
There is a lot of information available on fork offset derived from the steering angles in relation to stability and steering charataristics.
A guy in Townsville is selling this,
“As new Ritchey Carbon Comp fork threadless with 1” steerer, 43mm rake. Bought for a 60cm frame but thought it was a 45mm rake - didn’t like the handling so took it off in 2 weeks. Asking $180