The Good: Strong for non pegless riders
4Q Baked heat treated
Lightweight and durable
The Bad: As stated does require you to install a star nut or headlock in order to tighten your headset
Not recommended for Peg use
Requires an adapter for use on integrated headsets which is harder to find these days.
I got these forks from a friend who bought them with a used frame he traded for another frame and some other forks,He ended up getting a set of Fit Blades,So he offered to give these race xlt's to me because he owed me some money he borrowed.
When i got the forks they looked like older style pitchforks with smaller dropouts,But they were pretty lightweight as well.I don't race personally but heard that some people rode these riding skateparks and even street.So i ran them with pegs even though it wasn't recommended because the drop outs are very small and not ment to take grinding abuse.
I only rode them a few sessions with pegs and lots of friends told me to sell them before i did any damage to the dropouts which i did.The dropouts never bent from my grinds although i didn't ride them very long maybe 7 or 8 sessions where i did some grinds.
I would recommend them if your going for a lighter set up and don't use pegs.I rate them 4 out of 5 stars because of the need to install a star nut makes it a hassle,Also that star nuts are notorious for pulling out of the steerer tube while tightening your headset.