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I've been considering a few different road bikes with a steel frame for my next purchase. One of them being a Lemond Zurich with a carbon fork, as well as an Italian frame with a steel fork. Can anyone offer an opinion on carbon vs steel forks with respect to handling and ride?
 

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Personally I would go with the carbon fork, you will save a lot of weight that way and personally I like the look ;)
 

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The carbon will be lighter and more responsive. The steel fork will be heavier and more of a cushion, not to mention being more durable. It all comes down to your type of riding and what feels best to you.
 

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Carbon is the way to go. It will be very stiff for out of the saddle climbs yet very light. It is just as durable as a steel fork and will absorb bumps, etc incredibly well. Go carbon, you will not regret it. The Zurich is an incredible riding frame and they wouldn't spec it out with a carbon fork for no reason.
 

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Another vote for Carbon. The weight savings alone make it worth it for me. I'm all about weight reduction so long as it can be durable.
 
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