Retrofit

When I had my S-Works steel back in the late 90s, I always used to swap between rigid forks in the winter and suspension forks in summer. It made a huge amount of sense then and as I’m now facing a big bill for a new crown/steerer assembly for a pair of Fox Vanilla Forx to go on the singlespeed, I’ve decided that the best solution is to save them from the worst of the winter from now on by swapping to something that is more suitable for the winter grime. I’ve managed to get my hands on some of the last of these bad boys:

New forks

New forks

New forks

Not madly keen on the graphics , so I’m not sure how long they’ll be left on but they’re pretty sure to knock about two and a half pounds of weight off the Deluxe while I decide whether to keep the old suspension forks going or get a new pair… Finally, Si sent this in. I suspect that it wasn’t a news item that made it into The Independent or The Guardian. Still newsworthy material you have to agree:

New forks

Author: Cris Bloomfield

Usually mountain biking in the North.

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