Written by Alan Starrett Thursday, 23 March 2006 00:00
Enter the Dusty Cross Fork. Winwood has used what they have learned from their existing cross forks and taken it too another level with a lighter weight, more race oriented cross fork. The Winwood Dusty has a carbon crown and a 1-1/8" aluminum steerer. This is canti only folks so leave your disc brakes at home. This new combo creates the lightest cross fork Winwood has offered to date. At 558g with a 300mm uncut steerer it is only 38g heavier then my benchmark for lightweight forks the Alpha Q CX with a carbon steerer. That is a small penalty to pay for those of you that like the confidence of an alloy steerer. Not to mention that at $250 the Dusty is a full $200 less than the Alpha Q CX. Winwood proves once again that lightweight forks can be affordable withour sacrificing safety. The Winwood Dusty will be available in a few weeks. I would say get one of these early becuase cross is hot and so will be these forks.
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