If you recall last year, the ENVE GRD gravel road bike fork showed up on a few bikes. A few of those forks are still floating around on show bikes this year, too, but the official design has changed a bit.
It switches to the flat mount disc brake standard for production, but retains the 12mm thru axle that helped introduce Chris King’s new hub option last year, too. Final claimed weight is 450g, and it comes with a clip-on carbon fender. Axle to crown measures 382mm, rake is 47mm. Order one now for $750 and it should come off back order in April.
Check out updates to the wheels below…
If the handbuilt crowd is any indication of where the big brands are going, expect to see a LOT of bikes spec’ing flat mount brake calipers soon.
All rim brake wheels now have their molded textured braking surface. It started on the 2.2, but now comes on the 3.4, 4.5 and 7.8 series, too. The 6.7 and 8.9 are being phased out of the line because, they say, the other sizes are now more aero and lighter.
The 2.2 and 7.8 are tubeless compatible, and that’s a feature that’ll make its way onto all clinchers as they get updated or redesigned.