Low Trail Custom Fork:

I just finished building a new fork for Ed K’s rough road bike.  Ed recently purchased an Allroad bike from me to be the lighter version of his disc brake equipped Titanium Strong.  He’s been riding the Strong with a handlebar bag exclusively.  Ed was experiencing some undesirable handling traits due to the extra weight over the front wheel.  We nailed down a fork rake figure that would place his front end geometry in the low trail category.  The new fork needed to have 62mm of rake in order to arrive at 46mm of trail with a pair of 33.3c Jack Brown tires (whoa that’s a lot of numbers).  I selected some Columbus Nivacrom fork blades with the proper wall thickness and diameter for use with disc brakes.  They have a nice taper down to 14mm for a smooth ride so Ed won’t have his teeth rattled out either.  A True Temper ultralite 1 1/8th steer tube handles fork blade holding duty.  I added a pair of mounts for a Nitto Mark rack and dropout eyelets on the front and back of the dropout for fenders and racks.  Ed selected a unicrown with straight blades painted matte black to match the industrial look of his media blasted ti Strong.




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