RideBMX put up this bike check feature spec’ing Grant Castelluzzo’s Mutiny steed where they give a brief glimpse at Mutiny Bikes’ prototype 29mm offset forks that Grant is testing out right now. With 4mm less rake than the Wand fork, there’s a small recess in the bottom of the investment-cast leg/dropout junction to accommodate plastic pegs while still keeping them more responsive than the Wand fork.
The Union posted an awesome article on the evolution of the BMX fork featuring a plethora of examples of some of the defining designs of the old-to-mid school era. Some of the more wild examples include Kasta’s Uniblade fork, Hutch Trickstar forks and the S&M Ditchforks shown below with peg and AD990 mounts. I’ve totally still got a pair of those Terrible One forks in my shed…
Earlier than expected, the Broc Raiford signature Anchor forks from Volume Bikes have arrived at their Californian HQ for those of you who could do with some bike parts to match your fetching sailor tats. I could waffle on about these all day but Volume say it better;
Broc Raiford’s signature Anchor fork made from 100% heat treated CRMO tubing and investment casted dropouts. Featuring a 1-pc internally and externally butted steerer tube with custom brazed on anchor emblem, and with ultra tapered legs. Wider blades to fit bigger tires. Casted dropout is fully notched and custom designed for strength and durability while grinding.
…And the all important specs;
Steerer Tube: 1-1/8″ Threadless
Steerer Tube Length:163 mm
Fork Rake/ Offset: 28 mm
Axle to Crown Length: 315 mm
Crown Race: Built-In for 45°X45° bearings
Dropouts: investment cast 6 mm crmo
Weight: 34.8 oz
Material: 4130 Heat-Treated CRMO
The Anchor fork will be available in chrome, flat black or white/black splatter very soon so get on to your local Volume dealer to get hold of a set.
Custom frame builder Malo Tostivint of PIR posted this photo of his exquisitely machined M25 fork top caps for his own custom made forks (but would obviously fit any fork with M25 threads…) on his Facebook page and we thought it was worth a post. Happy bike porning people.
Forks with AD990 mounts are a rare gem these days but the guys at Tree Bike Co. have topped it with these super limited edition Okan forks with low profile removable brake mounts. These are great for those who aren’t fully committed to the idea of having a pair of metal spikes welded to the front of your ride. Head over to Tree’s webstore to snap a set up while you can.
‘Investment casting’ is a term that seems to be popping up on the spec sheets of a whole ton of BMX parts right now… but what exactly is it? By all outward appearances you’d be forgiven for thinking it was a manufacturing process that, using some kind of witchcraft, turns your component (be it forks, frame or cranks) into one solid piece of metal. Right? Not quite. Walk with me;
Head over to the BSD site to check out their new super beefy Acid Fork. They took their proven Ghetto fork design and beefed everything up, with a new tougher steerer tube, wider clearance for fat tires, a shorter 30mm offset and newly designed investment cast dropouts that fit pegs better. Check it out here.
Primo have a new fork due out early next year. The Pro Fork HD uses a super short 13mm invest cast dropout, much like the strand fork they did a few years back. Is this the beginning of a new trend of super short offset forks?
Here’s a look at Broc Raiford’s new signature Anchor Forks coming soon from Volume. These use a super short invest cast dropout making them nose manual friendly. Look out for more info on these dropping soon…
Eclat just posted a look at their new Stevie Churchill fork which will be out next month. These things look solid!
“Stevie is a beast of a rider and needed a Fork that would hold up to sending Truckdrivers down 23 stair drops. The new Eclat Stevie Fork was built with strength in mind. Made out of full liquid post heat-treated seamless 4130 crmo with fully cnc’d steerer and butted fork blades, the Stevie Fork uses peg friendly invest cast dropouts and clearance for 2.40″ and larger tires. Stevie wanted the fork to be available for all riders so we offer the fork in two offsets, 26mm for technical street riding and a more traditional 32mm for all round riding. Weighing in at 1028g (36.26oz) these forks are the perfect balance between strength and weight, and with Stevie’s stamp of approval what more could you want in a fork?”