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    Pace RC31

    where do you get these and how much?
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    From the UK, they do not distribute in the US.

    www.cyclesurgery.com is where I bought mine from.

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    as cool as it is i'm starting to lean more towards a spicer ti fork.
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    try starbike.com. they are about $310 shipped to the u.s.

    two lengths, 420 and 440mm, disc only. you can get v-brake clamps, but they cost extra.

    compared to the xacd/spicer;
    spicer is lighter
    spicer probably rides just abit smoother
    spicer is avaiable in custom lengths
    spicer is cheaper
    pace is probably more durable (seeing as a few user here have had their xacd/spicer forks crack, i haven;t heard of any pace rc31 failures).

    i personally think the pace rc31 is worth the extra $50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kam
    try starbike.com. they are about $310 shipped to the u.s.

    two lengths, 420 and 440mm, disc only. you can get v-brake clamps, but they cost extra.

    compared to the xacd/spicer;
    spicer is lighter
    spicer probably rides just abit smoother
    spicer is avaiable in custom lengths
    spicer is cheaper
    pace is probably more durable (seeing as a few user here have had their xacd/spicer forks crack, i haven;t heard of any pace rc31 failures).

    i personally think the pace rc31 is worth the extra $50.
    that's exactly the kind of info i've been looking for, thanks. if the pace is more durable then it's definatly what i'm getting.
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    I just switched the Spicer Ti out on my SS to a RC31 Because I have Carbon Envy and it is pretty much like KAM said.... little stiffer, more expensive, and definitely heavier. But I had to do it for a change... been running the Spicer Ti fork for about 2 years now and just wanted a change... I still have it, was going to hang on to it to make sure I'm not switching back - and I think I'll be fine....


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    how heavy are you guys running the spicers?

    I've been thinking of one but I've heard of some nasty failures and I weight 190 (180 race weight). So any feedback would be great!
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    I weight about 60-62kg and run some ti forks which are identical to the Spicers on my ss. They are 550gm. I've had them for about a year with no problem, except recently on a head-on crash they had seemed to be bent backwards, not visible but could be felt when riding.

    I was going to change them but left them on and rode them again after closely inspecting them, not sure whether I got used to the feeling or they bent back into place, but they feel fine now (the feeling could've been because my saddle angle was moved out of wack in the crash).

    The other day I rode down a very steep, bumpy downhill and was looking at the forks. The combined action of the bumps, speed and braking got the dropouts to move back and forth about 2 inches, I'm not kidding. It looked scary and I finished the downhill very slowly.

    I'm gonna leave them on (also have some Rc 31 which I was running before) for now. Around here none of the riding is too extreme and I don't do any jumps or stuff like that. They are beautiful and confortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ParkerFly
    I've been thinking of one but I've heard of some nasty failures and I weight 190 (180 race weight). So any feedback would be great!
    When I got it I was 220lbs in riding gear - and now I'm about 205 in gear... never had any issues with it - I just switched for change... mine was one of the first of the 2nd generation ones he got in.. (thicker tubing). I haven't heard of any failures of the 2nd gens ones yet.

    Hope this helps.

    Forgot to mention earlier - I got my RC31 from Bromleybike... took 2 months to get here... but It finally showed up.

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