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Enve shipping new carbon mountain bike fork

Published August 15, 2014

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Enve has added a carbon 29er mountain bike fork to its fork lineup, which previously included road and cyclocross models.

The $625 retail Mountain Fork includes an optional molded carbon fender and carbon fiber brake line clasps.

The 15 mm thru axle fork dropouts have an axle chip system that allows riders to match the geometry of their bike by flipping the chips 180 degrees. One position produces a fork with a 44 mm rake and 470 mm axle-to-crown measurement. The other position creaks 52 mm rake and 472 mm axle-to-crown. 

All Enve forks feature a manufacturing process wherein continuous fibers run from the top of the steerer tube all the way down to the bottom of the dropouts. A one-piece fully removable bladder system removes excess weight and ensures a more consistent fiber placement within the fork laminate, the company said.

"Often the best solution to a problem is the simplest one," said Enve marketing manager Jake Pantone. "Despite the evolution of suspension technology over the past ten years, rigid mountain forks still provide the optimal platform for many of the off-road riding and racing formats that riders participate in. For this reason, a mountain fork has been one of the most highly requested products from Enve over the past seven years."

The fork comes with a 300 mm steerer that tapers from 1.5 inches to 1 1/8-inches. Weight is 711 with the fender installed, or 686 grams without. It's compatible with 160 or 180 mm disc rotors and tires up to 3.76 inches wide.

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