Thursday, September 04, 2008

Rawland 29er Forks!

Here are some shots of the Rawland Cycles 29er disc fork. There will be two versions, a 465mm X 43mm, (pictured,) and a 415mm X 43mm. I'll be checking for rotor clearances and tire clearances today. The 465mm with fit any tire currently made with no issue, and the 415mm should, though we may be making that fork a bit longer for increased mud clearance around the crown. Colors will be white or black for both forks. I'll keep you updated, but I'm very pleased with how this fork rides so far!


4 comments:

jimmythefly said...

43mm offset!!? Please, pretty please make the 415mm version more than that, like 55 or 60 would be great. Everybody and their brother does that offset. The only non-suspension corrected disc forks for 700c/29er with more than 35mm offset I could find were Cannondale tandem forks and some Novara city bike, neither of which are available to purchase separately. The other options seem to be either full custom or re-raking a steel Dimension or Kona fork. Or maybe the shop will re-rake them for a customer on request?

Ben said...

That much offset is hard to swallow for a broad reaching fork. The reason that that kind of offset is not common is that it is not widely used already, therefore it would be hard to seel as it's "outside of the norm." Re-raking is expensive and hard to do. I know that Curt Goodrich has done it in the past, he may be a guy to call.

OS bikes makes a steel, unicrown rigid disc specific fork, that is 435mm long and has an offset of 51mm. They are about $45 plus shipping. That may be your only option in that rake.

jimmythefly said...

Thanks, I'll check that fork out.

John Keiffer said...

I agree that this fork looks good, but that I would also want more offset. The OS fork is too short unfortunately...