Re: Giro fork swap
I don't think Bacchetta would recommend it cause it changes the geometry but lots of people have done it. The big problem is heel strike having the front tire so close to the petals. Probably a "hard strike" (petal to tire) with a 700c tire. Some have used the 24" wheel on the front but they are hard to come by. You might be able to use a larger fork that you can shim down a bit to create more clearance. Not sure how that would handle. The best "road" front wheel for a Giro 20/Carbon Basso is a 451 rather than the 406. A bit larger diameter and there's a few good tire choices that are 1 1/8" to 1 3/8" wide.