Forks advice for enigma esprit non integrated headset

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Forks advice for enigma esprit non integrated headset

Postby ianbar » Wed Sep 25, 2013 22:07 pm

Having my bike re built on an esprit frame, the headset is non integrated, apart from the Columbus minimal does anyone have any suggestions? I find some of this tech talk very confusing!
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Re: Forks advice for enigma esprit non integrated headset

Postby ugo.santalucia » Thu Sep 26, 2013 05:10 am

Why don't you ask the guys at Enigma?

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Re: Forks advice for enigma esprit non integrated headset

Postby jordan_217 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 06:22 am

Enigma do their own. I have a polished Ti one, looks lovely. Though I have had issues with the two sets of bearing cartridges supplied by Enigma.

MattC59 has an Esprit, he should be able to advise. I'm sure it's a Chris King on his....
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Re: Forks advice for enigma esprit non integrated headset

Postby ianbar » Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:30 am

i think my question has been misunderstood, i have the chris king headset...i would love the polished ti one though lol but i want fork options. the main choice seems to be the columbus minimal fork but everyone with an esprit seems to have that.
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Re: Forks advice for enigma esprit non integrated headset

Postby jordan_217 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:41 am

:oops:

Ritchey, Easton, Deda and Tifosi???
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Re: Forks advice for enigma esprit non integrated headset

Postby Hubcap » Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:32 am

I've got an Enigma stainless steel with a Chris King headset, I went for the Enve 2.0 forks and they are great, they are a little pricey but if you can afford them I would highly recommend.

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Re: Forks advice for enigma esprit non integrated headset

Postby ianbar » Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:12 pm

Hubcap wrote:I've got an Enigma stainless steel with a Chris King headset, I went for the Enve 2.0 forks and they are great, they are a little pricey but if you can afford them I would highly recommend.


oh i have seen them lol yes i think they will be out of budget though :(
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Re: Forks advice for enigma esprit non integrated headset

Postby alan sherman » Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:40 pm

I have Ritchey on my Esprit. Forks, bars, stem and seat post. A little too much graphics in my opinion but the seat post ones came off with some wet and dry.

Basically any std 1 1/8th fork should fit. Height and rake will affect handling a bit. The bottom cup on a non-integrated headset is about the same external diameter as an integrated headset tube (so it looks fine).

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Re: Forks advice for enigma esprit non integrated headset

Postby ianbar » Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:48 pm

alan sherman wrote:Basically any std 1 1/8th fork should fit. Height and rake will affect handling a bit. The bottom cup on a non-integrated headset is about the same external diameter as an integrated headset tube (so it looks fine).


i assume more rack is better handling? (i probably have this wrong way round i usually do lol)
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Re: Forks advice for enigma esprit non integrated headset

Postby Monty Dog » Thu Sep 26, 2013 19:22 pm

More rake = less trail = faster handling:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_an ... e_geometry

As said, any 1.125" fork will be fine as the diameter of the fork crown is the same diameter as the lower race.
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Re: Forks advice for enigma esprit non integrated headset

Postby ianbar » Thu Sep 26, 2013 20:13 pm

thank you monty, i thought there was a fitting issue too but i think the chap doing the build possibly thinks it will look naff with the enigma electron forks that i currently have rather then not actually fitting. most seem to go with the columbus minimal i guess they go more with the classic styling, not sure how classic i want to go.
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