The buzz may be all about big tires and big clearances, but there are still a lot of people riding a good old road bike. Only, those road bikes are now getting more modern with thru axles and disc brakes. The most modern among them featuring the newest disc brake and thru axle standards – hence, new forks like the No. 7 RD from Whisky Parts Co.
Two of the most important features of the fork would have to be the axle itself and the brake mount. Road, cross, and gravel bikes seem to be settling towards 12 x 100mm thru axles for the front, so that’s exactly what the No. 7 brings to the table with a simple bolt thru axle.
It also has a 140mm flat mount brake standard so it can take advantage of the latest road disc brakes on the market. This is definitely a performance fork – no rack or fender mounts here.
While tire clearance isn’t huge, it does have room for 700c x 28mm tires. The brake hose is routed internally through the leg, and the steerer is a 1.125-1.5″ tapered carbon affair with an aluminum bearing seat. By the numbers, the fork has a 45mm rake, and weighs in at 435g with a price tag of $399. Available now.