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    Whiskey #9 15mm Thru-Axle fork?

    Thoughts on this one? I'm kind of intrigued by it.
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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    Why?
    It's a solution to a problem that doesn't exist.
    If your fork flexes too much...you have a crappy fork.
    Putting a big axle on a crappy fork is like cutting off your feet because your pants are too short.

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    I like it because i have a surplus of non 9mm qr front wheels. Maintains compatibility with the newer wheels.
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    Why put mountain wheels on a cross bike?

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    Woops, is this the cx forum. Sorry, i'll get out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by the mayor View Post
    Why put mountain wheels on a cross bike?
    Because any wheels roll better than no wheels?

    Run mtb tyres for winter cack resistance/comfort/grip.

    Run discs and proper spoke numbers.

    Lot's of reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DukeNeverwinter View Post
    Woops, is this the cx forum. Sorry, i'll get out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fix the Spade View Post
    Because any wheels roll better than no wheels?

    Run mtb tyres for winter cack resistance/comfort/grip.

    Run discs and proper spoke numbers.

    Lot's of reasons.
    Duke....you don't have to leave on my account
    Spade...I guess some wheels are better than no wheels.
    You will be limited on tires...about 38 ish
    And I am building a cross bike that will see time as a dirt road bike...so I will be using my 29er wheels on it with cross clinchers. But my race wheels will be tubies.
    So....I guess maybe...if you already have a bunch of 15 t/a wheels and your not worried about weight.....the fork sort of makes sense. I don't see Whiskey as an industry driver though....I don't think the cross and road crowd are going to buy the 15 t/a thing

    I think the dirt road/ off road drop bar bike is going to be a very different creature and category from a true cross bike.....could probably use it's own forum already.
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    I'm still curious about this fork. The 15mm thru-axle on my mtb bikes are very user friendly IMO, but the Whisky is more expensive that the Enve which seems to be the high end go to carbon disc fork.
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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