From No. 22 to No. 6, new component brand releases customizable Carbon Gravel Fork

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”.

No. 6 Carbon Gravel Fork

Photo c. No. 6

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.

No. 6 Carbon Gravel Fork

Photo c. No. 6. Fender mounts

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 Carbon Gravel Fork

The not “fully internal” internal routing version

No.6 Carbon Gravel Fork

The “fully internal” routing version – note the opening in the steerer.

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“.

No. 6 Carbon Gravel Fork

Their unique 3d printed Ti plate for customization.

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

Retail: $495

  • 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

To check out more products from No. 6 click the link below.

6composites.com

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Bikerbrad
Bikerbrad
1 month ago

This looks great!

Patrick
Patrick
1 month ago

What gravel bikes are using that axle to crown length? Most are within 5 mm of 395.

Gabe
Gabe
1 month ago
Reply to  Patrick

Does seem a bit short for a zero stack headset but for an external cup it could make sense?

Jaap
Jaap
1 month ago
Reply to  Patrick

Loads of custom bikes use the Columbus Futura Gravel fork with the same Axle to Crown dimensions. And the Futura Gravel fork only offers 40mm of clearance, making this fork the better option in a lot of cases.

Jaap
Jaap
1 month ago

@Ron Frazelle, I first read this article on my phone but couldn’t post a comment because ads covered the comment box.

I’m no expert but to comment, I have to use this website with an adblocker. And as far as I can tell ads are your only source of income, right?

Zach Overholt
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Zach Overholt(@zachoverholt)
1 month ago
Reply to  Jaap

@jaap, thanks for the heads up. Are you still having issues? What phone/browser are you using on mobile? I haven’t been able to replicate the issue on our end. But it’s possible there is an issue with a specific ad.

Jaap
Jaap
1 month ago
Reply to  Zach Overholt

You’re right, I can’t replicate it now. Must have been ad specific. I’ll note some more details for you if this ever happens again.

I’m using an iPhone with Chrome btw.

Zach Overholt
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Zach Overholt(@zachoverholt)
1 month ago
Reply to  Jaap

Thanks, keep us posted!

onion
onion
1 month ago

Would love if the customization included an option for generator hub wiring!

Jeff
Jeff
1 month ago
Reply to  onion

I built a No22 last year prior to this fork being available and used a Enve Adventure fork which checks all the boxes including dynamo routing.