United dropped a sneak peek of their new investment cast forks. There were no other details or photos, but they will be out later this year. Interesting…
The second version of Fit‘s Blade fork is now available. Made from 4Q baked heat-treated chromoly with CNC machined drop outs and a reinforced steerer tube. The Blade 2 has tapered legs, non-integrated bearing races, more tire and grind clearance, 33 mm offset and a weight of 2.1 lbs. Available in matte black, matte white and chrome.
The Shadow Conspiracy have been getting a lot of questions about their new Enclosed forks that they gave a sneak peek of a while back. The concept of the female axle fork with adjustable rake with interchangeable inserts is definitely something new to BMX forks. They decided to put together a feature on the site to give you a closer look at the forks with more details. You can take a closer look RIGHT HERE. Just to note, these are just prototypes so the Enclosed forks probably won’t be out for a while still.
“The new Drop fork is based around the classic offset and length of the 20/20 fork, it also retains the same material and heat treatment spec however shape of the dropout and the bottom of the fork leg have both been redesigned to create a stronger and cleaner looking junction with better clearance.
Following on from this aspect is the new top cap which is included with the Drop fork.
The new top cap was designed with a less is more aesthetic approach featuring a smooth clean top with a black on black subtle logo and an 8mm to 6mm allen key hole, it is also more durable than the previous top cap
100% 20/20 heat treated 4130 Chromoly
Butted and tapered fork legs
Integrated headset race
Dropouts 5mm thick
3/8″ (10mm) only
Bottom of fork legs angled for clearance
Includes New style Top Cap (H25)
Weight: 1lb 15.5oz W/o top cap
Colours: Purple, Matt Blue, Anodized White, ED Black” – Federal
If I remember right, Primo had these on display at Interbike this past year. All the specs are in the photo, but I’d like to mention how the drop outs are designed to have a clean fit with pegs, and the cut out where the steerer meets the legs are all nice touches. You can’t really tell by the photo, but the legs “flatten” out from the top of the stickers as they go down to the drop out. Also, the 13mm offset is pretty crazy to think about considering the Odyssey Race Forks have 32mm offset. You will be able to nose manual like a champ with these. Lifetime warranties are good too.