13 April, 2011
LDG has built what looks like a bomb proof fork. I have really been thinking of building a trick bike,
something to throw around, cruise for days, and jump shit on. Thoughts?
Here's the details on the fork:
"Through rigorous testing and months of development, we’ve created a fork to withstand mass destruction.
A no-nonsense functional design; the Tank Fork features multiple gussets, thick chromoly investment casted dropouts and a fully machined one-piece steerer tube. Despite pumping as much brute strength into this fork as we could manage, we still haven’t left out any of the details we pride ourselves on. We’ve opted to machine our steerer for the extra rigidity and precise fit to ensure our fork would seat properly. Although this process adds to the manufacturing costs, we wanted a product that stands out from the rest in both strength and performance.
Just as we have ensured bombproof riding with our frame design, the boxed construction design, 14mm investment casted dropouts (comes standard w/ interchangeable 9mm or 10mm CNC’d spacers) designed to seat pegs properly without binding, and the use of thick chromoly tubing on the fork legs ensure peak performance under the most intense abuse. Tested by our riders off anything they could find, from rooftops to the tarmac."
• Multiple Gussets
• 14mm Investment Casted Dropouts
• Comes Standard With Interchangeable 9mm or 10mm CNC’d Spacers for standard track hubs
• Dropouts Specifically Designed To Mount Pegs Properly
• Fully Machined One-Piece Steerer Tube
• Boxed Construction
• Steerer Tube = 1-1/8” Threadless
• Fork Rake / Offset = 30mm
• Axle to Crown (A2C) Length = 420mm
• Dropouts = 8mm Thick, Fitted to 9mm/10mm with Included Washer or Standard 14mm Axle.
• Material = 4130 Heat-Treated CRMO
• Price: $175.00
• Estimated Release Date: 04.20.2011
• Colors: Raw, Matte Black, Drab Green
Suicycle Bike Co, is in Los Angeles. Namely, the Germans. I had the pleasure of meeting them on Saturday,
and spending the whole day riding around. This was the only photo I snapped. Big Fail on my part,
but when you are just getting to know a whole group of people, photos are the last thing on my mind.
That changes tonight and the rest of the time they are here. The bikes that the crew brought with them,
are carrying some heat. I really like Suicycle frames and will do a big photo post of them. Plus, the other
track bikes they brought are no joke. Super fun bunch, it's been a pleasure so far, and I am looking forward
to the rest of their time here.
In the mean time, check out their blog and site here: Suicycle Bike Co
Suicycle FB page
Juan is throwing a Checkpoint race for them on Saturday: Takeover ll