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More Suspension on Gravel Bikes: Suntour GVX Fork Offers 40, 50, 60mm Travel

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More Suspension on Gravel Bikes: Suntour GVX Fork Offers 40, 50, 60mm Travel

I hope you’re not experiencing shock fade after yesterday’s post but we’re back today with more gravel bike suspension offerings, this time from Suntour. The GVX fork is their gravel travel fork, offering 40, 50, or 60mm travel options, remote lockout, 700x45c or 650x50c wheel options, magnesium construction, and 32mm stanchions.

GVX Specs:
-Magnesium lowers with a unique aesthetic specifically designed for the gravel market.
-Vertically aligned and tapered dropouts.
-100x15mm or 100x12mm dropouts with a lightweight, hollow-caped, and tool-type axle.
-32mm stanchions from A7000 series alloy, anodized black.
-A6000 forged crown.
-Crown mounted lockout, and rebound adjust. Remote lockout in development.
-Flat Mount brake to match with road and gravel type brake calipers.
-Air spring with 40mm, 50mm, or 60mm travel.
-Corresponding axle to crown by travel 436mm, 446mm, 456mm
-Corresponding offset by travel 45mm, 46mm, 47mm
-Fork offset is built into the crown.
-Max tire 700x45c or 650x50c.
-Mini fender included, stanchion mounts built in for larger fenders.
-Rated for Class 1 / E25 e-Bikes to match the growing e-Gravel trends
-Weight: 1725g
-MSRP: $499 USD
-Availability: August 2020

See more at Suntour.

The CINQ Touring Fork is the 1 1/8″ Carbon Fork You’ve Been Looking For

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The CINQ Touring Fork is the 1 1/8″ Carbon Fork You’ve Been Looking For

Finding a 1-1/8″ steerer carbon fork with bosses for cargo cages, fenders, and yes, dynamo lighting is near impossible. So what are we to do with all those capable 1-1/8″ steerer frames we have that would otherwise make a great touring bike? CINQ makes one such fork, with all the above features. The Touring Fork weighs 550g, a unique “no-thread” thru-bolt eyelet system for cargo cages, fits bigger tires, utilizes internal routing, and much more!

Specs:
-Clearance for 27,5″ x 2.2″ or 28″x2.0″ (700x50mm) tires
-Great for touring and gravel applications
-“No-Thread” stainless steel thru-bolt cargo mounting system avoids damaging threads permanently mounted in the carbon
-Compatible with internal dynamo wiring for a clean setup
-Light and fender mounts
-Lightweight and strong

See more at CINQ!

These aren’t available in the US but CycleMonkey has licensed it and they make a tapered steerer version too!

Thanks to Brian for pointing this product out yesterday!

Fox Announces Newly Designed Forks and Heritage Collection

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Fox Announces Newly Designed Forks and Heritage Collection

With Fox’s announcement of their newly designed forks this morning, they also rang the dinner bell to feast upon these limited edition Heritage Collection forks. Rootbeer, Pistachio, and Battleship are the colors adorning the 36, 38, and 40 forks. These forks are only available in limited quantities and will most likely sell out today, so holler at your local dealer to order one.

For those looking for 32 and 34 news, the step-cast Float 32 received a new crown, but the 34 comes in a step-cast lightweight trail 34 and a 34 trail. The 34 trail seems to be the sweet spot for hardtail and bikepacking rigs, as it now features FIT4 or FIT GRIP dampers, with 130, 140, 150mm of travel options.

Check out this massive product drop at Fox.

Trust Forks Introduce Trade-In Program

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Trust Forks Introduce Trade-In Program

In an effort to get more riders to try out Trust’s innovative linkage-design suspension forks, the brand has announced a trade-in program, with lots of incentives to get new riders on this intriguing fork. All you have to do is buy either one of the Trust Performance suspension forks, either online or at a retailer and then fill out the RMA. Trust is giving customers $500 for a boost telescopic fork in working, rideable condition or $250 for any telescopic fork in any condition. Got an old fork kicking around? Tired of air and coil-sprung designs? Well, now’s your chance… Head to Trust for more information!

Whisky Parts Co: Boost MTB 29r Fork

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Whisky Parts Co: Boost MTB 29r Fork

The newest fork to hit the shelves over at Whisky Parts Co will interest you 29r riders, particularly those who love the ride of a singlespeed rigid or just a rigid bike. The Boost MTB LT fork is 500mm long, clears a 3″ x 29″ or 27.5″ tire, has just the right amount of cargo cages, weighs 680g, uses IS disc mounts, and retails for $549.99. See more specs below and head to your local Whisky dealer for ordering!

Bombtrack Announces BPC and BPS Forks

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Bombtrack Announces BPC and BPS Forks

The world of bikepacking forks, cargo accessories, and bags is at an all-time high. As many have noted, we really are in the golden era of bikepacking and cyclo-touring products. Bombtrack has had a large role in pushing the envelope in terms of production frames, forks, and other accessories. Their latest release are two forks, the BPC and BPS forks, designed for a 27.5 – 29″ x 3.0″ tires, cargo mounts, and dynamo routing. These two forks can make your 100mm hardtail a capable bikepacking rig. Head to Bombtrack for more information and feel free to email them directly to order. Tell them we sent ya!

Cinq Adventure and Touring Forks Can Turn Your Bike into a Touring or Bikepacking Bike

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Cinq Adventure and Touring Forks Can Turn Your Bike into a Touring or Bikepacking Bike

Got a rigid MTB or an all-road bike you’d like to do some touring or bikepacking on? Not satisfied with the current carbon fork offerings from the more popular brands? Check out Cinq’s new Adventure 27.5+ / 29er fork and Touring 650b / 700c fork, designed to convert your daily rider to something more capable. Each utilizes “no-thread” cargo bosses to ensure no threads will ever be stripped, internal dynamo routing, light and fender mounts, with a pricepoint of €590.00. Head to Cinq to see more information on the Adventure and Touring forks.

No. 22 Launch No. 6 Composites Forks Including a 700x45mm Clearance All Road

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No. 22 Launch No. 6 Composites Forks Including a 700x45mm Clearance All Road

You might have caught this in this weekend’s NAHBS coverage but No. 22 have launched a new composites line dubbed No. 6 and with that launch come three new fork options: an all road fork, a disc road fork, and a rim brake road fork. Each fork has minimal branding and a sleek profile to fit your frame, but their all road fork really caught my eye. With clearance for a 45mm tire, 50mm rake, 382mm axle to crown, fender mounts, and barely there branding, these forks will be a surefire hit with builders. See more at No. 6 Composites.

Fyxation’s Sparta Fork Lineup Expands to a QR and Full Carbon Version

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Fyxation’s Sparta Fork Lineup Expands to a QR and Full Carbon Version

Fyxation’s Sparta fork lineup just got two new additions, a QR version and the Sparta FCR, full carbon version. The Sparta QR takes the original 1 1/8″ aluminum straight steerer carbon fork design and makes it QR compatible. The Sparta QR retails for $299. The Sparta FCR forks have triple cargo cage mounts, internal dynamo routing, and a new thru-axle design which features a removable lever on the axle. The Sparta FCR retails for $420.

See all the details at Fyxation and holler at your local dealer for ordering information.

Seven’s Matador Fork

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Seven’s Matador Fork

Using their Max 45 fork as inspiration, the Matador is next stage in the evolution of an all-road fork. The Matador uses a 12mm thru-axle and maintains clearance for 45mm tires. Where the Matador differs from the Max 45 is the flat mount brake and a longer rake of 55mm. It also has hidden fender mounts. See more at Seven.

Fyxation’s Sparta All-Road Fork

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Fyxation’s Sparta All-Road Fork

I’m sure I enjoy posting forks like this as much as you enjoy seeing new options. Fyxation throws their hat into the ring of the carbon fork with rack mounts circuit, offering up a 1 1/8″, 12mm thru-axle, flat mount disc fork. The Sparta will be available in a tapered option later on in Fall of 2017, but for now, this 1 1/8″ option is available. See more at Fyxation.

Ren Cycles GX1 Carbon fork with Titanium Rando Rack

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Ren Cycles GX1 Carbon fork with Titanium Rando Rack

These 1.5″ tapered forks from Ren Cycles have a 400mm axle-to-crown, a 12mm thru axle, 50mm offset and will fit a 45mm tire. Best of all though, these forks are designed to work with racks, including the new Ren titanium randonneur rack. These racks will hold a bag like the Swift Ozette, or a Wald basket. Check out more information and Ren Cycles.

RockShox Brings Back the Judy with 27.5 / 29 Boost Compatibility

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RockShox Brings Back the Judy with 27.5 / 29 Boost Compatibility

Sometimes the classics are worthy of a resurrection. The RockShox Judy Gold RL gives you the options for a 2.8″ tire on either a 27.5+ or 29+ platform and 80, 100 or 120mm of travel. The new and improved Judy uses Motion Control RL damping, Solo Air springs and OneLoc remote compatible. Expect these to hit your local dealer in April with a retail of $380-450. Check out more at RockShox.

2017 NAHBS: Alchemy Kratos with the Fox AX 40mm Suspension Fork

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2017 NAHBS: Alchemy Kratos with the Fox AX 40mm Suspension Fork

Designed around a 700c wheel with 427 axle-to-crown measurement, the Fox AX fork adds 40mm of travel to your cyclocross or all-road bike. As you might have guessed, AX stands for “Adventure Cross” and the Alchemy Kratos is an ideal mate for this new piece of technology. With three water bottle cage mounts, clearance for either a 700x43mm tire or a 27.5″ equivalent, bolt-on frame bag provisions, and rack mounts the Kratos is meant to take on endurance dirt races, or a weekend bug-out ride.

While I personally like this throwback to Tomac, I can see the AX fork ruffling some feathers… What do you think?

Whisky Parts Co: No. 7 Road Fork

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Whisky Parts Co: No. 7 Road Fork

As we’ve seen on the new All-City Mr. Pink road bike, Whisky Parts Co have developed a carbon road fork for 1 1/8″ head tubes with integrated and hidden fender mounts, allowing you to either lighten up your existing road bike, or finally put that lonely frame in your garage to use. Best of all, in my opinion is the fork will clear 35mm tire on a 700c rim or 47mm tire on a 650b rim through utilizing a long reach caliper. The No7 fork has no rider weight limit, a 5 year Whisky warranty and is rated for ASTM Condition 2. Which translates to off-road riding and jumps less than 12″. The No7 retails for $399.99. See more details at Whisky and holler at your local bike shop for ordering.

The Seven Cycles Max 45 Tapered Disc Fork

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The Seven Cycles Max 45 Tapered Disc Fork

Frame builders Seven Cycles announced their newest model to their brand’s component lineup: the Max 45 tapered disc fork. The Max 45 is as you might have guessed, capable of clearing a 45mm tire, or a 38mm tire with fenders. Which coincidentally the fork has integrated mounts for. The Max 45 also features double cable housing guides for improved routing.

While the obvious and some might argue glaring omission is thru-axle compatibility, I’d say this is a great option for those looking for a more versatile commuter or “all-road” disc fork. The axle to crown measures 395 mm and features a 45mm rake.

Price? $545 and in stock now at Seven Cycles.