A modern, lightweight, full Carbon Monocoque fork, designed to compliment our new Maxlight FF29 frame and work perfectly with modern, longer travel 29er frames when converting to rigid.
The taper 1.5” carbon steerer, UD carbon oversize blades and specially designed crown translate into direct control with just enough flex to maintain some comfort.
Crown height is suitable for 100-120mm geometry frames and the caliper attachment is post-mount.
Steerer: Carbon. 1-1/8 - 1.5”. 260mm
Crown Height: 490mm
Axle: 9mm or 15mm
…the entire fork is a monocoque without any bonded carbon parts and has various layers of high modulus ‘3k Weave’ carbon at all the most stressed points with the ‘UD’ carbon layer finishing it off. The UD carbon has all its fibres running in a single direction rather than being woven, [which] makes a tough outer coating for the product”
It’s intended to be fitted to a bike designed to take suspension travel between 100 and 120mm.
The increased ‘bump swallowability’ (for want of a better technical term) of 29in wheels goes some way towards mitigating the lack of travel, too. …they definitely have a smoothing effect on the sort of smaller bumps many suspension forks struggle with. Add to that the lightness of touch required to move the front of the bike around once you’ve shed those extra pounds and you’ll find yourself having far more fun than you might expect. There’s a clinical precision to the handling; tracking is superb and it feels deft and sharp.
Overall: … if you want to be a smoother, neater rider, or are just fed up of the expensive sound of stanchions being ground away by grit, then buy a pair of these.
What Mountain Bike
A cutting edge rigid fork for longer-travel 29ers
The IX is a proper monocoque unit with a tapered full-carbon steerer, a stout curved crown and big tapering legs all comprising one
flowing UD (Uni-Directional) carbon fibre structure. Unlike most forks it’s designed for 100-120mm corrected bikes, rather than 80-100mm.
At 690g uncut these forks save around a 2lb/1kg over most suspension forks, but hang onto an impressive tracking accuracy
for confident hard carving/ drifting on smoother surfaces. There’s no obvious tuck or twist under braking or down long steps or steep descents either….the price is less punishing than the competition.
Summary: “Accurate and well priced rigid 29er forks, but not for the weak-wristed.”