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!
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.
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 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.
The Helm surprised me. A lot. Cane Creek’s front suspension fork has it all, including a high price up until now. The Helm is now $899 and it’s not often we hear of brands dropping hundreds off of their product’s retail! See more at Cane Creek.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
These have been really great and David at Death Spray Custom saved the best for last. Wrath was posted and sold immediately but you can still check out all seven of the Deadly Sins, rendered on Columbus forks at Death Spray Custom.
Sloth is simple and it can’t be bothered. Death Spray’s latest Deadly Sin Collection fork is now in stock…
For Death Spray Custom’s latest Deadly Sin Collection fork, Pride was the inspiration and the symbolism of vanity takes form in a large flake paint. Or as DSC puts it :shattered mirrors of a thousand narcissists on black with hater silver.”
One of one. Available now at Death Spray Custom.
Continuing with the creativity, David at Death Spray Custom just released the third installment of the Deadly Sin Fork Collection with Gluttony. All you cupcake and donut fans will love this one. Man, these are looking so good. Check out more at Death Spray Custom.
Death Spray Custom’s “Deadly Sin” fork collection continues with envy, a snakeskin pattern rendered in neon hulk, poisonous metallic snake green and glock metal black. If you’ve ever wanted one of these pieces of art, now’s your chance. Head over to Death Spray Custom for ordering.
David at Death Spray Custom is releasing seven forks in the Deadly Sin Collection. Each fork is custom painted by hand and is inspired from one of the seven sins, beginning with green. This Columbus fork is painted with gold Hatton Wall diamond metal flake with platinum and features “coke white” detailing. Order now at DSC’s Web Shop.