Ever thought you could make better use of that empty steerer tube on your tapered suspension fork? So did Miles Schwartz, so he spent three years developing the Fork Cork. And he partnered with Industry Nine to machine and anodize it. The result is a good looking solution to hiding a few extra necessities on the bike and ensuring it fits any modern tapered fork on the market.

fork cork plug lets you store goodies inside your mountain bike suspension fork steerer tube

Each Fork Cork is milled from a solid core of aluminum, then assembled with a stainless steel screw. Push it into the fork steerer’s opening on the bottom, twist the knob, and it compresses the neoprene washer to lodge it into place.

fork cork plug lets you store goodies inside your mountain bike suspension fork steerer tube

In addition to keeping water and mud out of your steerer, it lets you secretly stash away things like a GPS theft tracker, space blanket, multi-tool, CO2 and adapter, pocket knife, cash, lighter or matches, poncho, energy bar or “party favors”. Just wrap things in a thin cloth or paper towel to keep them from rattling. Weight is 25g, and it retails for $29.99. Miles said his product line just got picked up by BTI and J&B distributors for the U.S., so any bike shop can easily order them for you, or get it from his website.

Sticky Pod bicycle wallet holds bike tools Co2 and other stuff inside your jersey pocket

One of his original products, the Sticky Pod, has been upgraded and offers a new small size. This one’s designed to fit women’s jersey pockets and hold a few essentials in a lightly padded shell so they don’t jingle about or poke your back:

Sticky Pod bicycle wallet holds bike tools Co2 and other stuff inside your jersey pocket

The entire range has been updated to include waterproof zippers (the shell material is water resistant), and the large size has increased the height of the cell phone pocket to fit the iPhone 7 Plus. The backside has silicone dots to prevent it from sliding out of your pocket accidentally, but not so sticky that it’s hard to remove with one hand. Retail ranges from $14.99 to $19.99, multiple colors (and black) are offered.

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13 COMMENTS

  1. I have been using plumber plugs on the bottom of my fork for a very long time. The plastic ones. Very light and good grip. No rust. They need a little mod to the butterfly nut.
    The metal plugs did not hold as well.

    The fork cork is a neat execution, but it needs a hole for water and moisture to excape.

    Do not “Just wrap things in a thin cloth or paper towel to keep them from rattling” as everything will rust faster. Use other materials and it will need to be tight fit.

    3 years to produce seems a very long time… and the price should be considerably lower. But I may be buying one.

  2. I’ve got two sticky pods, and love them. The smaller one for road riding, and the larger for mtb riding.

    Other than the internal zippers getting sticky (ha!) from sweat over the years, they are perfect.

  3. The fork cork is a disaster waiting to happen. just think about what will happen if someone puts a heavier mini tool or CO2 cartridge in there, it keeps knocking against the fork cork, and maybe the use did not tighten it enough. Immediate faceplant. Law suit.
    I heard some rumors the Azonic head lock disappeared for exactly that reason.
    That said, I think it is great product for people knowing how to use it. But I would not risk selling such a product.

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