Cairn Cycles announced the Adventure Gravel Fork, a carbon fiber unit that packs versatility and big tire clearance. Said to fit 700x45mm or 650bx2.25″ rubber, it also features Dynamo cable routing, fender compatibility, and ‘anything’ cage mounts for your next overnighter.
Cairn Cycles Adventure Gravel Fork, the ultimate gravel fork?
Gravel and adventure products continue to grow as a category, and the Adventure Gravel Fork from Cairn Cycles was built with the aim to be the ‘Ultimate Gravel Fork’. It was created in conjunction with the E-Adventure 1.0 bike, but Cairn says that it’s suited for any gravel bike that needs more capability to explore.
The tire clearance, while not industry-leading, is generous at 700 x 45mm or 650b x 2.25″. However, if your trails require more rubber than that, you’re probably better off on a mountain bike.
Internal Dynamo cable routing allows for lights or USB charging ports, while brake hose routing runs through the left fork leg.
There are mounts galore, for fenders and versatile ‘anything’ cages.
Cairn specs a 12mm front thru axle, flat mount brakes, and even an integrated bottle opener in the axle lever. Full specs are below:
- Axle to Crown – 395mm
- Flat Mount – 70mm
- Steerer length – 300mm
- Steerer Tube – 1 1/8″ to 1 1/2″ Tapered
- Steerer Diameter – 28.6 mm
- Thru Axle – 12mm x 1.5mm thread pitch
- Brake Hose Hole Size – 8mm
- Axle Spacing – 100mm
- Weight – 522 grams
- Fork Offset – 48mm
The Adventure Gravel Fork is available for pre-order now, for £209 / $273 / 246€. Product deliveries are expected in March 2020.