Known for their distinct look, Wound Up forks have been using their filament wound carbon design for years. In the latest updates to their forks, Wound Up is keeping their aesthetic, but they are adapting to new standards. Finally giving way to more “modern” fitments, the company was showing a trio of forks that should make them more applicable to a number of bikes in the near future…
While many custom builders of metal frames will still debate the merits of a tapered head tube, there are definitely a lot of bikes out that that are using them. If your frame has a tapered head tube, you might as well use the corresponding steerer tube to capitalize on any gains in stiffness at the front end. Because of that, Wound Up will soon have a 1.5″ to 1.125″ tapered carbon steerer. Built with aluminum dropouts and crown, the steerer is carbon and target weight for the fork is said to be 450g.
Another option for modern rides is their new thru axle dropout. Compatible with Maxle Ultimate or Stealth bolt on, the spacing is set at 12 x 100mm and will eventually be offered on the tapered steerer fork, then the gravel and Team X cyclocross fork.
It’s a similar story with their new flat mount disc brake option, though this was fresh off the 3D printer for the show. According to Wound Up, they are still finalizing the design in a way that takes advantage of the dropout’s benefits, but still fits the Wound Up aesthetic.
Just as a way to show the options you can choose for your Wound Up fork, this display was fitted with most of the options including black ano or polished aluminum, clear coat, satin, or unpainted finish, and a number of the brake choices.