Mike Laird is starting to prototype test some new Titanium forks…
So I’m prototyping a handful of titanium lairdforks. The regular Ti-lairdfork weighs 1lb. 4ozs. and the front brake version weighs 1lb. 5ozs. The off-set will be 30mm. The legs are 1.125” in diameter and .065” wall thickness. After testing the Ti-lairdfork will retail for $450 regular and $500 for the front brake version. I will NOT be offering custom fork off-sets, there just isn’t enough time in my day to make custom forks and frames. And I will NOT be offering chromoly forks, there are plenty of chromoly forks already on the market. I’m not interested in producing just another average chromoly fork. I will say if there is interest in a zero off-set flatland Ti-lairdfork, that could possibly become a reality. • www.lairdframe.com • www.lairdframe.store • #lairdframe #lairdfork #eccmetal #bmx #furickcup #spwceramicseries #millerwelds #weldporn #framebuilding #madeinusa #lairdframedotcom #mirraforever #titanium ? @willstricklinphotography
Here’s some interesting news for the riders out there that are looking to lighten things up on the front end and don’t mind paying a little extra for it. Mike Laird has been doing Titanium frames since 2016 that will set you back about $2,000, and based off his Instagram he’s done a few of them for customers. Now, it looks like he’s playing around with doing a Titanium fork that you can see in his Instagram post above. It looks like they will be available in regular and another version with front brake mounts, they weigh in at just a little over 1 pound and will cost $450 – $500. These will only come with a 30mm offset and he won’t be doing custom dimensions, so you’ll have to settle if you wanted something a little steeper or mellower.
There isn’t an option to buy these just yet on the Laird Frame website, but we would imagine it won’t be long before he starts making them available.
What do you think about a Titanium fork? Would you run it if you had the cash to spend on it? Anyone thinking about buying one? Let us know what you’re thinking in the comments below!