For this month’s buyer’s guide we take an in depth look at forks from companies like Odyssey, Fit, Shadow, DK, and more. Compare them all so you can see which ones are best for you…

Click on the company name below or click the page numbers at the bottom of each screen to view the next brand’s forks.


PAGES/BRANDS:
2 – Odyssey
3 – Stolen
4 – Sunday
5 – Colony
6 – Fit
7 – Mutiny
8 – Shadow
9 – Eastern
10 – Nitrous
11 – DK
12 – Kink
13 – KHE
14 – SE
15 – Country
16 – Superstar
17 – Verde
18 – Supercross
19 – Skavenger
20 – Hoffman
21 – Fly
22 – Animal
23 – Bizhouse
24 – S&M


odyssey4

odyssey1

Company: Odyssey BMX
Forks: CS2 Director Fork
MSRP: $152.99

Steerer Tube Length: 165mm
Bearing Race: Built in.
Dropouts: 3/8″, 10mm hollow dropouts.
Offset: 32mm
Compression Bolt: 7075 Aluminum
Compression Bolt Tool: 6mm/8mm
Colors: RBK (rustproof black), white, and limited edition colors.

Weight: 1lb 14oz with Pre-Load bolt

Other Info & Details:
Dropouts are formed into the leg, creating a “direct” line from the steerer tube to the hub. Machined steerer tube w/ built in race. 41 Thermal Heat Treating. Lifetime Guarantee.

What were your goals when designing this product?
To make the best fork possible.

Why are your forks better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
The Director fork is the only one of its kind. Having the legs go “direct” to the hub (eliminating a welded plate dropout) creates a strong fork and eliminates the chance of bending/tweaking dropouts. The 10mm hollow dropouts are strong and prevent hanging up on grinds. The offset and feel is exactly the same as a traditional fork, except for the lightweight and bulletproof dropout.
-Jim Bauer, Odyssey BMX

odyssey2

odyssey3

Company: Odyssey BMX
Forks: CS2 Race Forks
MSRP: $119.99
Steerer Tube Length: 165mm
Bearing Race: Built in.
Dropouts: 3/8. 4mm thick.
Offset: 32mm
Compression Bolt: 7075 Aluminum
Compression Bolt Tool: 6mm/8mm
Colors: RBK (rustproof black), white, and limited edition colors.

Weight: 2lb 9oz Uncut with Pre-Load bolt

Other Info & Details:
Butted and tapered legs to save weight while maintaining strength. Machined steerer tube w/ built in race. 41 Thermal Heat Treating. Lifetime Guarantee.

What were your goals when designing this product?
To make the best fork possible.

Why are your forks better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
Our Race fork is tried and true, and many other forks have been modeled after it. “Similar” Heat Treatments have since popped up, but our 41 Thermal is still the best. We will always take the Physical Challenge.
-Jim Bauer, Odyssey BMX

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stolen11

Company: Stolen Bike Co.
Forks: Vortex SSL
MSRP: $109.99

Height: 315mm
Steerer Tube Length: 165mm
Bearing Race: Integrated (Campy Spec)
Dropouts: 10mm (3/8″)
Offset: 33.1mm
Compression Bolt: 25 x 1.5mm
Compression Bolt Tool: 6mm allen key
Colors: Black, Gang Green, Neon Orange, White
Weight: 30.9 oz

Other Info & Details:
One-piece rust proofed fluted Chromoly steerer tube with integrated bearing race. Tapered and fluted Chromoly legs with peg notch clearance near the dropouts. 5mm thick dropouts with subtle triangular cutouts. The fork sees our P2 heat treatment process post weld for superior strength. Also includes unique 6061 Vortex compression cap.

What were your goals when designing this product?
We went with a lightweight, strong, and affordable aftermarket fork. P2 heat treatment has done well with our other Chromoly products and we continued with it on our fork. Stuck with a sensible offset for all riding styles, respectable steerer tube length, and an integrated bearing race to simplify the installation process.

Why are your forks better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
They're an excellent all-purpose fork that have proven to be extremely durable at a very affordable price point.
-Paul Alfaro, Stolen BMX

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sunday2

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Company: Sunday!
Forks: Morning 2.1
MSRP: $149.99

Steerer Tube Length: 165mm
Bearing Race: Integrated
Dropouts: 3/8″
Offset: 32mm
Compression Bolt: Features an improved design to simplify headset adjustments. Patented design allows a front brake cable to run through the bolt while still being able to adjust your headset.
Compression Bolt Tool: 6 and 8mm Allen wrench.
Colors: Black Magic (always). Current ltd colors; White, Orange Soda, Ketchup Red.

Weight: 1lb. 15.9 oz (uncut with pre-load bolt installed).

Other Info & Details:
Butted fork legs from .049 to .35″. The dropouts have rounded edges to help during grinds. The fork legs have cut outs at the bottom to help clearance with grinds.

What were your goals when designing this product?
The goal with designing any Sunday product is to offer the best possible quality of materials and workmanship that we can provide for our customers. We strive for nothing but the best.

Why are your forks better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
What makes our forks so much different than others on the market is the Sunday forks feature the 41-Thermal heat-treating process. 41-Thermal is a process that has been developed and refined for over 10 years. Also, the Sunday forks are backed by a lifetime guarantee against bending or breaking.
-Bobby Parker, Sunday Bikes Full Factory Distribution

sunday3

sunday4

Company: Sunday!
Forks: Morning 24.1
MSRP: $149.99

Steerer Tube Length: 165mm
Bearing Race: Integrated
Dropouts: 3/8″
Offset: 32mm
Compression Bolt: Features an improved design to simplify headset adjustments. Patented design allows a front brake cable to run through the bolt while still being able to adjust your headset.
Compression Bolt Tool: 6 and 8mm Allen wrench.
Colors: Black Magic and Vapor Blue.

Weight: 2lbs 4oz

Other Info & Details:
Butted fork legs from .049 to .35″. The dropouts have rounded edges to help during grinds. The fork legs have cut outs at the bottom to help clearance with grinds. Available with 990 mounts as an option.

What were your goals when designing this product?
The goal with designing any Sunday product is to offer the best possible quality of materials and workmanship that we can provide for our customers. We strive for nothing but the best.

Why are your forks better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
What makes our forks so much different than others on the market is the Sunday forks feature the 41-Thermal heat-treating process. 41-Thermal is a process that has been developed and refined for over 10 years. Also, the Sunday forks are backed by a lifetime guarantee against bending or breaking.
-Bobby Parker, Sunday Bikes/Full Factory Distribution

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colony-dagger-forks

Company: Colony BMX
Forks: Dagger

Bearing Race: Built in.
Dropouts: 5mm thick dropouts with CNC detail for added weight saving.
Offset: 32mm
Compression Bolt: 7075T6 Alloy Top Cap.
Compression Bolt Tool: Uses 3/8 socket wrench to adjust.
Colors: Matt Grey, Wasabi, Red Storm, Matt Black & White
Weight: 873 grams (1.92lbs).

Other Info & Details:
– Ryan Guettler signature forks.
– Full CNC machined one-piece fluted steerer tube.
– Oversized blowholes inside steerer tube to further reduce weight.
– CNC detail in fork crown to again further weight saving.
– Also available with brake mounts.
– Full heat-treated CrMo forks.
– Available in both 3/8″ & 14mm axle slots.

What were your goals when designing this product?
A fork that was strong but also as light as possible without going overboard.

Why are your forks better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
The Exclusive spiral fluted single butted forks legs would be the main thing that makes them unique.
-Cooper Brownlee, Colony

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Company: Colony BMX
Forks: Guardian

Bearing Race: Built in.
Dropouts: 6mm thick dropouts with CNC detail for added weight saving.
Offset: 30mm
Compression Bolt: 7075T6 Alloy Top Cap
Compression Bolt Tool: Uses 3/8 socket wrench to adjust.
Colors: Matt Grey, Wasabi, Red Storm, Matt Black & White
Weight: 862 grams (1.90lbs)

Other Info & Details:
– Full CNC machined one-piece fluted steerer tube.
– Single butted tapered forks legs.
– Oversized blowholes inside steerer tube to further reduce weight.
– CNC detail in fork crown to again further weight saving.
– Full heat-treated CrMo forks.
– Available in both 3/8″ & 14mm axle slots.

What were your goals when designing this product?
Obviously something that is strong but we also wanted a fork that was a little steeper within the offset.

Why are your forks better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
The 30mm offset and slightly thicker dropouts for riders that grind a lot.
-Cooper Brownlee, Colony

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Company: Fit Bike Co.
Forks: Blade II
MSRP: $114.99 paint, $119.99 chrome

Height: 315mm (12.40″)
Steerer Tube Length: 162.5mm (6.40″)
Bearing Race: Non-Integrated
Dropouts: 3/8″ heat-treated 4130
Offset: Traditional 33mm (1.30″)
Compression Bolt: M10 x 1.25
Compression Bolt Tool: 6mm Allen wrench
Colors: Matte Black, Matte White, Chrome, Limited Editions
Weight: 2.1 lbs.

Other Info & Details:
Tapered Legs, Non-Integrated Bearing Race, 4Q Baked Heat-Treated Crmo, Improved 2.3″ Tire Clearance, Increased Peg and Grind Clearance, CNC Machined Dropouts.

Why are your forks better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
The Blade II fork is a 100% 4-Q Baked heat-treated fork. The steerer tube features an exclusive “Fit Flute” that adds strength where it is needed most, along with a built in fork race, and a rust proof coating. The legs are a double butted and tapered to add strength and rigidness while reducing the forks weight. Then we cap it with lifetime warranty.
-Ben Ward, Fit

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Company: Fit Bike Co.
Forks: Shiv II
MSRP: $114.99 paint, $119.99 chrome

Height: 315mm (12.40″)
Steerer Tube Length: 162.5mm (6.40″)
Bearing Race: Integrated
Dropouts: 3/8″ heat-treated 4130
Offset: Steep 30mm (1.18″)
Compression Bolt: M10 x 1.25
Compression Bolt Tool: 6mm Allen wrench
Colors: Matte Black, Matte White, Chrome, Limited Editions
Weight: 1.8 lbs.

Other Info & Details:
Ultra Tapered Legs, Integrated Race, 4Q Baked Heat-Treated Crmo, Improved 2.3″ Tire Clearance, Increased Peg and Grind Clearance.

Why are your forks better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
The Shiv II fork is a 100% 4-Q Baked heat-treated fork. The steerer tube features an exclusive “Fit Flute” that adds strength where it is needed most, along with a built in fork race, and a rust proof coating. The legs are a double butted and tapered to add strength and rigidness while reducing the forks weight. Then we cap it with lifetime warranty.
-Ben Ward, Fit

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Company: Mutiny Bikes
Forks: Wands
MSRP: $124.99

Height: 160mm
Steerer Tube Length: 315mm
Bearing Race: Integrated (Campy Spec)
Dropouts: 5mm hollow
Offset: 33mm
Compression Bolt: 25×1.5mm
Compression Bolt Tool: 6mm Allen Key / 30mm Wrench Flat
Colors: Baron Black, Dip Green, Dip Blue, Burgundy, Flat Gray
Weight: 34 oz

Other Info & Details:
The Mutiny Wand fork is made from 420 heat-treated 4130 chromoly with a 1-pc butted steerer tube, integrated lower bearing race, tapered and butted legs, investment cast 5mm thick hollow dropouts and a 6061 alloy compression cap.

What were your goals when designing this product?
We’d not offered forks for a long time so going into this project we really wanted to bring something to the table. We spent a great deal of time lab testing these before we even went to testing them in the real world. I think the finished product speaks for it's self.

Why are your forks better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
I'm not a salesman. If you like 'em and like what we are doing go pick some up and support us.
-Gareth Michael Sanders, Mutiny


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shadow2

Company: The Shadow Conspiracy
Forks: Vultus Forks
MSRP: $129.99

Leg Tubing: 4130 Sanko chromoly fluted, butted, and tapered tubing with formed shape at the dropouts to increase strength.
Steerer Tube: 1pc steer tube with cut lines and recessed threads.
Bearing Race: Integrated
Dropouts: 4mm thick, laser cut, chromoly dropouts. 3/8″ only.
Offset: 26mm offset for responsive steering.
Compression Bolt: 6061 hard anodized alloy.
Compression Bolt Tool: 6mm Allen Key
Colors: Black, white, chrome, crimson red, purple, highlighter blue, and highlighter yellow.

Weight: 29.8 oz

Other Info & Details:
The Shadow Conspiracy Vultus Forks come with a limited lifetime warranty. They’re 100% post-weld, heat treated for strength and weight, and also feature Anti-rust ED coating to prevent rust damage. All the bells and whistles that are expected in a high quality fork with the simplicity of Shadow in tact.

What were your goals when designing this product?
We wanted to make a slim and lightweight fork that looks good. With multiple color options, there is no reason this fork isn’t perfect for you.

Why are your forks better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
A reasonable taper at the bottom of the fork and the custom casket cut out at the steer tube junction make for a unique Shadow twist. They look good and all your friends will be jealous
-Ryan Chadwick, Team Manager, The Shadow Conspiracy

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Company: Eastern Bikes
Forks: Hawkeye
MSRP: $99.99

Height: 317mm
Steerer Tube Length: 168mm
Bearing Race: Integrated
Dropouts: 3/8″
Offset: 32mm
Compression Bolt: 25×1.5mm
Compression Bolt Tool: 3/8″ Ratchet Head
Colors: Matte Black, Matte Red, Matte Purple, Matte Acid Wash, and Matte Hot Blue
Weight: 31.8 ounces

Other Info & Details:
100% heat-treated chromoly with a one-piece steerer tube, which is CNC’d inside and out with integrated bearing race. The dropouts are hardened CNC’d with a sweet Hawkeye cutout. The alloy compression bolt has a cutline so you can cut the bolt in half if you shorten the steerer tube

What were your goals when designing this product?
To make a good looking fork that is strong yet light.

Why are your forks better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
The Eastern original “Hangfree” dropout design prevents the legs from sticking during grinds. The Hawkeye Forks are backed with Eastern Bikes' Limited Lifetime Warranty.
-Leigh Ramsdell, Eastern Bikes

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nitrous-afterburner-forks-2

Company: Nitrous Bikes
Forks: Afterburner
MSRP: $59.99

Height: 317mm
Steerer Tube Length: 168mm
Bearing Race: Integrated
Dropouts: 3/8″
Offset: 32mm
Compression Bolt: 25×1.5mm
Compression Bolt Tool: 8mm allen key
Colors: Matte Black, Matte Red, Matte White, and Matte Hot Blue
Weight: 38 ounces

Other Info & Details:
Made from 100% Japanese chromoly with a one-piece CNC machined steerer tube with an integrated bearing race. The fork legs are butted and tapered with angled end caps. The hang free dropouts are 5mm thick and have the Nitrous logos cut into the fork leg end caps.

What were your goals when designing this product?
To make a fork that was strong and affordable while still keeping the weight down.

Why are your forks better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
We wanted to make a strong fork that kids could afford while still having the features of more expensive forks like a one-piece steerer tube and an integrated bearing race.
-Nitrous Bikes

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Company: Nitrous Bikes
Forks: OG
MSRP: $49.99

Height: 317mm
Steerer Tube Length: 168mm
Bearing Race: Press on race required
Dropouts: 3/8″ or 14mm
Offset: 35mm
Compression Bolt: 12x175mm
Compression Bolt Tool: 19mm Wrench
Colors: Matte Black, Matte Red, Matte White, and Matte Hot Blue
Weight: 40 ounces

Other Info & Details:
The Nitrous OG Fork is made from 100% 4130 chromoly featuring tapered legs with hang-free angled end caps. They have a welded-in compression device. The dropouts are 5mm thick dropouts with oval cutouts to help save weight.

What were your goals when designing this product?
To make a fork that was strong and very affordable.

Why are your forks better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
We wanted to make a strong fork that kids could afford. The Nitrous OG forks are a great replacement fork. The price is right and the strength is still there.
– Nitrous Bikes

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dkbicycles_alpha2

Company: DK Bicycles
Forks: Alpha Fork
MSRP: $99.99

Dropouts: 3/8″
Compression Bolt: 7075 T6 Top Cap
Colors: Black, White, Clear Coat Raw
Weight: 2 lbs 3 oz

Other Info & Details:
– Spiral fluting, butting, tapering and heat-treated.
-Trevor Gay, DK Bicycles

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dkbicycles_race2

Company: DK Bicycles
Forks: Race Fork
MSRP: $99.99

Dropouts: 3/8″
Colors: Black, White, Team Green, Chrome
Weight: 1 lbs 12 oz

Other Info & Details:
4mm dropouts, tapered and butted fork legs.

What were your goals when designing this product?
Based off of the popularity of the R/T fork and with input from the DK team the Race Fork was spawned. We wanted an R/T fork that held up a little more for race, trails, and some skatepark (pegs not recommended). This chromoly fork is a similar weight to most aluminum and carbon forks while maintaining strength and rigidity.

Why are your forks better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
These forks were designed by a bmx scientist.
-Trevor Gay, DK Bicycles

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kink_forks_1

Company: Kink Bike Co.
Forks: Empire Forks
MSRP: $119.99

Height: 315mm
Steerer Tube Length: 165mm
Bearing Race: Integrated (Campy Spec)
Dropouts: Hollow 6mm with 3/8″ Slots
Offset: 32mm
Compression Bolt: 7075-T6 Aluminum with 25*1.5mm Threads
Compression Bolt Tool: 6mm and 8mm Allen Key
Colors: Black ED, Navy, Pearl Blue, Silver Shimmer, Sparkle Purple, and Pearl White
Weight: 30.4 oz

Other Info & Details:
Post-weld heat treated with Kink's own TruTherm process and fully backed by a lifetime guarantee.

What were your goals when designing this product?
Our main goal when designing these forks was just to make a strong and classic looking fork while keeping them lightweight. What we ended up with was just that; a super strong, clean looking and very lightweight fork.

Why are your forks better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
We use internally spiral fluted tubing for the fork legs, which helps us maintain a really strong fork while saving a lot of weight. Along with the hollow dropouts and our proven TruTherm heat treatment this makes for a solid pair of forks.
-Matt Antes, Kink

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khebikes_katana_fork

Company: KHEbikes
Forks: Katana Flatland Fork
MSRP: 159-€

Height: 308mm
Steerer Tube Length: 180mm
Bearing Race: Not integrated
Dropouts: 10mm (5 mm thick)
Offset: 0mmm
Compression Bolt: M18*P1.5 – front brake compatible
Compression Bolt Tool: 32mm
Colors: Flat black
Weight: 800g (1.763lbs)

Other Info & Details:
4130 CrMo multi-butted fork 28.6mm taper to 24.9mm. Zero offset with removable brake pivots.

What were your goals when designing this product?
Based on the Tanaka fork, we decided to invert the fork legs in order to have a thinner fork hence offering more rooms around the front wheel.

Why are your forks better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
KHEbikes roots are into flatland…we know what we are doing and we are doing it good for years.

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Company: KHEbikes
Forks: Pluma Fork
MSRP: 139,-€

Height: 321mm
Steerer Tube Length: 175mm
Bearing Race: Intergrated 45°
Dropouts: 10mm (4mm thick)
Offset: 31.8 mm
Compression Bolt: M25*P1.5
Compression Bolt Tool: 6mm allen
Colors: Black, white, silver
Weight: 860g ( 1.895 lbs)

Other Info & Details:
4130 multi Sanko CrMo, Butted, fluted, tapered. (Ø28.6mm to Ø25.4mm)

What were your goals when designing this product?
The Pluma fork is Daniel Dhers signature fork. He helped us finding on the best geometry and we worked on finding the best material available. The result is the lightest and strongest fork we could make.

Why are your forks better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
This is the secret element to learn cashrolls. Ask Daniel Dhers! In addition Daniel rides it hard so it should hold on for you too.

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Company: SE Bikes
Forks: Landing Gear
MSRP: $100-$115 Depending on Color

Height: Axle to Crown length 321mm
Steerer Tube Length: 159mm
Bearing Race: Use your own depending on your headset
Dropouts: 3/8″
Offset: 29mm
Compression Bolt: Star nut
Colors: Chrome, Black, White, Raw
Weight: 20″ – 32oz, 24″ – 37.6 oz, 26″ – 40oz, 700c – 41.6oz

Other Info & Details:
Butted legs, one-piece steerer tube, heat-treated.

What were your goals when designing this product?
We wanted to update the classic Landing Gear fork to meet today's market's demands. We got the style, weight, strength and price just right. Landing Gear were always the go to replacement fork and we want to keep it that way when it's time to upgrade.

Why are your forks better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
Besides the classic name and style, the Landing Gear are light and strong. Both our racers and dirt jumpers use them. The 29mm offset keeps your bike lively and fun to ride. We didn't go with a fancy compression top or built in headset race so the fork will work with any headset style for race, street or dirt jumping bikes.
-Brett Downs, SE Bikes

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Company: SE Bikes
Forks: Landing Gear, 1″ Threaded
MSRP: $120-$130

Height: Axle to Crown 321mm
Steerer Tube Length: Depends on wheel size.
Bearing Race: Old School, use your own!
Dropouts: 3/8″
Offset: 29mm
Colors: Chrome only
Weight: 20″ – 32oz, 24″ – 24.4 oz, 26″ – 36.8oz

Other Info & Details:
Butted Legs, One Piece Steerer Tube, Heat Treated

What were your goals when designing this product?
We got so many requests from riders with 80's SE bikes, we took the old Landing Gear and made them with a modern technology and design.

Why are your forks better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
These days nobody is making a high end 1″ threaded BMX fork and we know there are plenty of classic bikes out there that are being ridden. Just like back in the day, Landing Gear are a great addition to any
-Brett Downs, SE Bikes

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country1

country2

Company: Country Bikes
Forks: Dual Fork
MSRP: $124.95

Height: 12.44″ / 316mm
Steerer Tube Length: 6.69″ / 170mm
Bearing Race: Built in
Dropouts: 4mm CNC relieved with CB logo, 0.39″/10mm slots
Offset: 1.3″/33mm
Compression Bolt: Made of aluminum with CB logo laser etched
Compression Bolt Tool: 6mm allen key
Colors: Gloss black
Weight: 1.77Ibs / 803g & 0.88oz / 25g compression bolt

Other Info & Details:
– Made of 100% Japan Sanko CrMo, fully heat treated tubing.
– Internal crown gusset.
– Fork legs tapered from 11/8″ to 1″
– New spiral butted fork legs to make them strong and light.
– Spherical formed fork leg bottom for a better force distribution minimizing the risk of a cracking dropout.

What were your goals when designing this product?
First of all we wanted to produce a fork, which is light and strong. Our second goal was to make it look pure and simple.

Why are your forks better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
Our Dual fork is light and strong to give you a better handling and enough stability for a safe ride. In order to make it light we’re using new spiral butted tubing. For strength, we provide it with a crown gusset and spherical fork leg bottoms.
-Patrick Fuchs, Country Bikes

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superstar1

superstar2

Company: Superstar
Forks: Neutral
MSRP: 199.99

Height: 320mm / 12.6″
Steerer Tube Length: 165mm / 6.5″
Bearing Race: For integrated headset only
Dropouts: 3/8″, 4mm thick
Offset: 25mm
Compression Bolt: M25, alloy
Compression Bolt Tool: 6mm Allen key
Colors: Black, white, matt red, pearl coffee, pearl silver, matt dark army, matt dark grey
Weight: 890g / 1.95 lbs

Other Info & Details:
– 100 % heat-treated Cr-Mo
– 1pc CNC + butted + flutted head tube
– Triple-butted + flutted + taper 31.8 mm to 22 mm legs

What were your goals when designing this product?
To make a reliable fork with short offset.

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Company: Verde
Forks: Cartel 2 Fork
MSRP: $114.99

Height: 314mm (12.3″)
Steerer Tube Length: 165mm (6.5″)
Bearing Race: Integrated lower bearing race.
Dropouts: 5mm thick with weight reducing holes.
Offset: 31mm (1.22″)
Compression Bolt: 25 x 1.5mm
Compression Bolt Tool: 6mm Allen key
Colors: Matte black, matte green, and phosphate raw.
Weight: 32.6oz

Other Info & Details:
Our forks are 100% post-weld heat-treated chromoly with butted and tapered legs. The steerer tube is CNC machined with variable thickness walls making it stronger where it needs it and saves weight in less critical areas.

What were your goals when designing this product?
To make a fork that Dave Thompson wouldn't bend.

Why are your forks better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
Dave Thompson doesn't bend them.
– Cory Muth, Verde Product Manager

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Company: Supercross BMX
Forks: SLT
MSRP: $129.95

Height: Axle to crown, 320mm
Steerer Tube Length: 175mm
Bearing Race: Conventional or Integrated
Dropouts: 3/8″ Slots, Heat-Treated Cro-mo
Offset: 28mm
Compression Bolt: 7075 Aluminum 3 Versions, Flush, 1/8″ Spacer or 1/4″ Spacer
Compression Bolt Tool: 6mm Allen, or 28mm Open End
Colors: Matte Black, Gloss Black, Gloss White, Neon Yellow, Red, Matte Blue, Purple, Clear Raw, Chrome Plated (Add $30 for Chrome Plating )
Weight: 790g with welded in star nut (27.oz)
Available In: 18″, 20″, 24″, and 26″ versions

Other Info & Details:
Cold-forged steerer tube with internal spiral fluting, tapered and butted legs, micro heat-treated, cro-mo dropouts, full post-weld heat-treatment.

What were your goals when designing this product?
We have always had a great following on the BMX race side for our forks. They have been strong, light, and reliable. So with the way the BMX Supercross tracks have been picking up larger and larger jumps and asphalt turns and more of our riders riding parks and trails, Dew Tour. etc., we wanted to one-up ourselves and build the best fork we possibly could. At 790 grams for a fork that will hold up to Kris Fox and Bubba Harris attacking the UCI Tracks with 42ft triples landing nose into asphalt turns, Joey Cordova practicing his Cordova flips over Nasty’s trails, or Larry Edgar’s just plain stupidness where ever he rides, I think we hit our mark.

Why are your forks better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
On the BMX race side, where everyone is craving that carbon fiber for their front end we have built a cro-mo fork that is as light as the carbon forks, lighter than the aluminum forks, and is as strong as any cro-mo fork on the market.
-Bill Ryan, Supercross BMX

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skavenger1

Company: Skavenger
Forks: Flat Iron

MSRP: $120.00
Height: 314mm
Steerer Tube Length: 170mm
Bearing Race: Built in for integrated headset.
Dropouts: 6mm Offset: 35mm
Compression Bolt: CNC’d 7075 aluminum M24x1.5
Compression Bolt Tool: 6mm Allen Key
Colors: Black, Blue, Purple
Weight: 33.0oz

Other Info & Details:
The Flat Iron fork is post-weld heat-treated 4130 and has tapered/formed legs with internally fluted tubing on the bends. All Skavenger forks have a warranty for 30 days for manufacturing defects, one year for breakage, and included a lifetime discount replacement after one year.

What were your goals when designing this product?
We wanted to make a fork that would stand up to the daily abuse that the team dishes out while still keeping an eye on weight, but in no means trying to be the lightest.

Why are your forks better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
The sticker.
-Sean Curran

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bama-fork-flat-metal

Company: Hoffman Bikes
Forks: Bama
MSRP: $114.99

Steerer Tube Length: 160mm
Bearing Race: Integrated
Dropouts: 4mm CNC'd heat-treaded
Offset: 35mm
Compression Bolt: CNC'd Alloy
Compression Bolt Tool: 8mm Allen
Colors: Black Jade, Pearlized Crimson, Flat Metal, Brilliant Gold, and Matte Dark Blue
Weight: 33oz

What were your goals when designing this product?
“After the changes to my frame I just felt that the forks needed to be slimed down to match the frames smaller and sleeker look.” -Seth Kimbrough

Why are your forks better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
“The forks are better because they are Bama style…Straight from the heart of the south!” -Seth Kimbrough

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Company: Flybikes
Forks: Agua
MSRP: $125.00

Height: 315mm
Steerer Tube Length: 155mm
Bearing Race: Integrated cone race.
Dropouts: Integrated dropouts that create a stronger and solid dropout-leg junction.
Offset: 32mm
Compression Bolt: CNC machined top bolt.
Compression Bolt Tool: 6mm Allen key
Colors: Flat black, gloss black, orange, and grey.
Weight: 918g / 2.02lbs

Other Info & Details:
Integrated dropouts that create a stronger and solid dropout-leg junction. Triple-butted taped legs. Internally and externally CNC machined steer tube.

What were your goals when designing this product?
We wanted to design a fork that fits in with the rest of our products and with the integrated dropouts it gives them a clean look without the weld that matches the same system on our frames.

Why are your forks better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
As well as the integrated dropout, which creates a stronger and more solid dropout-leg junction, it gives the fork a smooth clean look.
-Lee Turner

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animal1

Company: Animal
Forks: Barrett

MSRP: $120.00
Height: 314mm
Steerer Tube Length: 170mm
Bearing Race: Built in for integrated headset.
Dropouts: Solid 5mm thick.
Offset: 35mm
Compression Bolt: CNC’d 7075 aluminum M24x1.5
Compression Bolt Tool: 6mm Allen Key
Colors: Black Weight: 35.1oz

Other Info & Details:
The Barrett fork is a simple, no frills design with straight legs and solid dropouts. It is made out of 4130 and is post-weld heat-treated. The forks come with Animal’s warranty that covers manufacturing defects for 30 days, breakage for one year, and includes a lifetime replacement discount after one year.

What were your goals when designing this product?
The purpose of the Barrett fork was to make a fork for the team that was simple looking, completely solid, and would last.

Why are your forks better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
The team.
-Sean Curran

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Company: BIZHOUSE
Forks: AeroSpace
MSRP: $99.00

Height: 20″
Steerer Tube Length: 169mm
Bearing Race: Internal Headset (Hideaset)
Dropouts: 3/8″, 3/16″ thick
Offset: Zero
Compression Bolt: 7075 Aluminum, enough space to run three brake cables.
Compression Bolt Tool: 30mm Wrench
Colors: Black
Weight: 1lbs 15.9oz¬

Other Info & Details: Made in California, USA. 4130 Cromoly.

What were your goals when designing this product?
Make a light strong fork to outlast the bike or rider! And keep it original!

Why are your forks better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
Swedged tubing for foot clearance on the peg. Round gusset in the fork leg for strength. Welded low-profile brake mounts. CNC steer tube, internal headset ready. CNC high skool dropouts. 7075 Ali. Compression bolt. Penonzek mod cable guides. American made!
-Shawn White

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pitchfork

Company: S&M
Forks: PITCHFORK
MSRP: $129.99 painted, $149.99 chrome

Height: 315mm
Steerer Tube Length: 162.2mm
Bearing Race: Non-Intigrated
Dropouts: 4130 ,4Q Baked
Offset: 33mm
Compression Bolt: M10 X 1.125
Compression Bolt Tool: 6mm Allen
Colors: Black, White, Red, Yellow, Chrome
Weight: 2.1lbs

Other Info & Details:
Straight leg, double-butted 4130 CrMo, laser cut dropouts, one-piece machined steer tube, CNC machined top cap. Available in 18″, 20″, 24″, and 26″ versions.

Why are your forks better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
The standard by which all other forks are measured. The classic Pitchfork…Tried and true design, American quality.

pitchxlt

Company: S&M
Forks: PITCHFORK XLT
MSRP: $129.99 painted, $149.99 chrome

Height: 315mm
Steerer Tube Length: 162.2mm
Bearing Race: Integrated
Dropouts: 4130, 4Q Baked
Offset: 33mm
Compression Bolt: M10 X 1.125
Compression Bolt Tool: 6mm Allen
Colors: Black, White, Red, Chrome
Weight: 2lbs

Other Info & Details:
Tapered leg, double-butted 4130 CrMo, laser cut dropouts, one-piece machined steer tube, CNC machined top cap.

Why are your forks better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
The PITCHFORK XLT is super-strong and light. We’ve added strength where you need it and taken away weight where you don’t. With a built-in bearing race and a Zinc undercoating, this fork is easier to install than ever and will look good as new for a long time. Made in USA.

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