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Old 07-19-21, 11:18 PM
Russ Roth
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Do carbon forks matter much? Race bike.

Trying to figure out how to make my kid's bike better, 2019 Redline MX Mini. He's about 1" from out growing this but I'm thinking new parts could be swapped to a Jr. frame especially since complete bikes are either unavailable or really expensive but frames seem reasonably available and affordable. I'm finding carbon forks but what real advantage do they offer over stock forks, just weight? His bike is 15.5lbs as is, can't imagine it going too much lighter though with the kid weighing 80lbs any change is probably more advantageous. . Currently have Box Harmonic hubs, Bombshell expert rims, and ti spokes ordered for a lighter, faster wheelset; expecting a roughly 1100-1200g wheelset that should, more importantly, spin faster.
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