The new Risse Racing Bachelor DD is a arch-less fat bike suspension fork rockin’ dual disc brakes.
The structure is essentially a single clamp version of the dual crown Trixie DH fork, but it does away with the arch connecting the two lower legs. Instead, it relies on a beefy clamp around a 15mm thru axle to keep everything in line. As shown, it’s only 100mm of travel, but they can go up to 150mm. And that’s only the beginning of the customization options…
A two-bolt clamp on either side locks the 15mm thru axle in place, and they say that’s enough to keep each side of the fork sliding in sync. If you’re not sold, they can make a 20mm version since they do all of their manufacturing in house.
To accommodate the fat bike tires it’s set up with 150mm axle spacing, but they can make it for 110mm for “plus” size tires.
You’ll have your choice of coil or air spring. The air version gets external compression and rebound adjustments.
The dual disc brake setup uses a Tektro hydraulic splitter and calipers, and it’s optional. They make them for Polaris’ pit bikes for Indy Car driver Helio Castronevis. The double brake is built with powerful e-bikes in mind, which have both the additional mass of big ass tires and battery and motor to reign in. Retail is $995 including the brake setup shown here. It drops to $695 for just the fork and axle built for single brake use.