Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Prototype Big Boi Fat Fork

In light of all the Fat Bike frenzy coming out of this years NAHBS show we thought we would share something we've been working on.

This is a 135mm O.L.D. version of our venerable Juice 29er fork made by Tange. It features low rider and fender eyelets and a copious amount of tire clearance.

To illustrate our point, here a picture of it with three tires inside. As you can see there's room to spare. Now before you ask, no we aren't making a fat bike. No yet anyway. This is a 29er fat front fork. The axle to crown is identical to our standard 29er fork, so you can run a single speed rear wheel on the front for regular trail riding, and back country touring. Then when you're ready to get gnar you can swap it out for a fattly shod 26" wheel and hit the big stuff.

Since this is just a sample we'll need to put some miles on it before we offer them up to y'all, but don't worry, we'll keep you in the loop. Respect to Jeff Jones for pioneering this kind of nonsense.
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