Known for their impeccably crafted frames, No. 22 Bikes was named after titanium’s atomic number, 22. The atomic number 6? You guessed it – that’s the number for carbon. It’s also the name of a new component brand started by No. 22 Bikes. Naturally, the brand will focus on carbon fiber, specifically, they’ll “develop carbon components for areas of bikes that [they] feel have been underserved by existing offerings”.
That being said, No.6 says the new Gravel Fork is all about versatility. It has tire clearance for 47mm tires in the 700c flavor and a whopping 52mm for 650b variety.
You can also order this fork with “internal” brake routing where the housing goes through the opening at the top of the fork leg, or “fully internal” where the housing is routed through the steerer. The No. 6 Carbon Gravel Fork looks to come in two finishes as well… “painted” or “ready-to-paint”.
No. 6’s website states that the fork comes with a “surprisingly low” axle-to-crown measurement of 382mm. This, they say, contributes to “quick and crisp” handling, without the overly tall front end that troubles many gravel bikes.” No. 6 also thinks that this new fork of theirs is the perfect match for “gravel race and fast adventure-oriented gravel builds“.
The new N0 6 Carbon Gravel Fork also has an option to customize your fork with your own branding or name with a 3D printed Ti insert. Pretty cool.
Key Features, Weight & Retail
- Steerer tube length: 350mm
- Cable routing: internal entering at the top of the fork leg, or fully internal entering at the steerer
- Rake: 50mm
- Axle-to-crown: 382mm
- Axle diameter: 12mm
- Maximum tire clearance: 47mm x 700, 52mm x 650
- Steerer diameter: 1-⅛” to 1-½” tapered
- Fender mounts: Yes
- Weight: 450g with internal routing; 460g with external routing. Both with a 350mm uncut steerer
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