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yorkshirethorn

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Thorn 853c Fork on a MK.3 Audax?
« on: August 09, 2018, 07:56:08 PM »
Good Evening,

I have an Audax Mk3 (not R) which I have had millennium carbon forks fitted to since build (I still have the new original steel forks which are probably between the ST 700 low loader fork and the MK4 700c fork).

Not keen on the feel of the ITM Millennium, so my question is, should I just use the standard steel fork or is the new 853 that much comfier?
The bike is for long rides, I have other Thorns for load carring, so comfort is a priority. The cost is £270 plus fitting, which obviously I would rather not spend but I do value comfort in my advancing years! Do you think it is worhthwile?
Has anyone carried out a similar upgrade?

Thank you in advance (and sorry for being a duffer!)
Matt
« Last Edit: August 09, 2018, 07:58:45 PM by yorkshirethorn »

lewis noble

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Re: Thorn 853c Fork on a MK.3 Audax?
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2018, 10:39:56 AM »
I have 853 fork on my Audax Mk3R, fitted at build in December 2017.

A v comfortable bike on variety of surfaces, but nothing to compare it with. My Sherpa also has 853 forks, again v comfortable,  no wrist / hand ache which has been a problem on most previous bikes.

 

leftpoole

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Re: Thorn 853c Fork on a MK.3 Audax?
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2018, 03:29:54 PM »
Hello,
I have an 853 on my Mk 3 R and its very much better than the standard fork.
Regards,
John
PS You can fit it yourself!

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Re: Thorn 853c Fork on a MK.3 Audax?
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2018, 02:15:12 PM »
Matt, youíre not a duffer - youíve got more than one Thorn😉

John is there really a big difference between the 853 forks and the standard ones? I was going to get the 853 for but realised my bike was getting overbudget so had to go for Thornís own forks.

Janet
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jags

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Re: Thorn 853c Fork on a MK.3 Audax?
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2018, 08:01:23 PM »
nothing wrong with the fork you have janet ,if you changed to 853 you wont feel any difference unless your cycling 500 miles a week  ;)

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Re: Thorn 853c Fork on a MK.3 Audax?
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2018, 12:38:59 AM »
I think youíre right Anto. I was only going by what Andy said about the 853 forks in the Thorn brochure when I decided I wanted them. In the end I couldnít justify the cost and Iím very happy with the ones Iíve got. Having said that, if I had loadsa money😉

Itís steal all the time for me. More forgiving than carbon.

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Janet
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Re: Thorn 853c Fork on a MK.3 Audax?
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2018, 10:57:07 AM »
Matt, youíre not a duffer - youíve got more than one Thorn😉

John is there really a big difference between the 853 forks and the standard ones? I was going to get the 853 for but realised my bike was getting overbudget so had to go for Thornís own forks.

Janet

Those 853 were purchased after a build. I am very pleased with them.
John