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Old 03-18-20, 09:40 AM
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Fuji Forks

For the record, I did do a thread search first! Ok, with that out if the way, I will ask what I hope is not a stupid question and provide a bit of context. I've been on the track for approx 1.5 years with a several month break for a family issue. I'm 59, always been athletic, football, wrestling, Army, triathlon (no bike handling jokes please!) and on to the track. I have had several surgeries, back, elbow, shoulder, knee etc. still move but I do have some restrictions. Have begun to lift weights again and am a fairly large guy.
I have a Fuji Track Pro with Reynolds 66 wheels and am about to purchase a used disc. I do have the aero helmet etc. so the low hanging fruit is pretty much picked. At my age, spending a ton on a new carbon bike doesn't really make sense, Huub Wattbike isn't going to come calling anytime soon looking for my services BUT, is there any advantage to switching to a more aero fork from a Track Elite or or something of similar (74.5 deg) head tube angle/fit? Realistically, you could run two different cockpit/fork combo for different events. do people do this or am I overthinking things? Lots of cockpit changes but I mean a complete front end switch.
I do understand that the best way to faster is to get stronger, ride more, ride faster but looking at ways to optimize what I have to work with.
Thoughts?
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Old 03-18-20, 09:51 AM
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about 10 years ago I went down the fork/wheel rabbit hole. (for triathlon/tt'ing) I ended up with a Time Bandit fork with a Hed Jet 90... then I had a custom MDT (Argos) Fork made to work with my Trispoke... they were both a little faster than the old Wolf fork that came on my P3 of the time, but no big gains.
Realistically, it's VERY hard to "guess" at what is a better combination, especially with what is available commercially. (and legal under uci if that matters) and almost impossible without some form of testing/verification.

Overall you're going down a rabbit hole that will cost a lot and possibly not yield much.
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Old 03-20-20, 01:47 PM
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Thanks Morelock. It is kind of what I was thinking. By the time I went through all the various fork options, might as well buy a new bike. Going to spend my "confined to barracks" time on the trainer instead.
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