on the surface its well made. the top coat covers all of the carbon fibers and there is no over spray. uniform color and shape. no slop or rough spots. the bonds look strong and solid. i used to make carbon fiber surf boards and skimboards so i know my fiber products.
flexing the fork by hand showed to weakness or noises(creaking).
the crown race went on and stopped where it supposed to. a small amount of tapping and it seated in firmly. just like any other fork.
the logos are under the top coat so if you want to remove them you will have to shoot another coat on top of the sanding spot. weight was exactly what was claimed by the ebay page.
i got the 465mm "A to C" model as per 29er specifications. it was right on the money and there is plenty of room even with the 2.4 racing ralphs.
although not enough room for a pug tire.
lack of brake cable teather built in, but that is fixed by two zipties.
i also opted for the non V-brake model as i don't run them.
fancy logo and nice carbon weave. straight and smooth, no bubbles.
here is a good side view. a good looking fork. clean simple looks. you are going to have to use a brake adapter with this fork.
here is my ziptie handy work. the crown is shaply and not weak looking.
here is the fork in action
so off to the ride. todays ride was up millcreek twice in a 36x20 gear(single speed training). easy high candence spin(94-97) and a modest time of 29:07 and 28:12. HR was kept at bay at 165-175.
here is a shot of me riding aka: like kerkove or pedal circles blog. i havn't yet mastered the riding and taking pic method, so lack of a cool face expression is in event here.
if i were 50 feet tall this what you would see if rode with you.
a good shot of the inside of my nose. no idea at all why.
thanks for hanging out with me.....