Pipedream Cycles, fabricators of steel gravel and mountain bikes, have today released a new rigid fork to complement their Sirius hardtail. That said, there is nothing so proprietary about the Pipedream SRS48 fork that limits its use only to Pipedream Cycles frames. Let’s take a look at this new suspension corrected rigid CrMo option from the UK brand.
Pipedream Rigid Steel Fork
The new Pipedream SRS48 fork is optimized to complement their Sirius mountain bike, transforming it from a capable progressive-geometry hardtail trail bike into a bikepacking worthy companion. Fabricated from CrMo steel, the 483mm axle-to-crown fork weighs a claimed 1500g with a 30cm uncut steerer.
The rigid fork runs a 110mm x 15mm thru-axle with 1.5 thread pitch. Designed to work with 29″ or 27.5″ wheels, the SRS48 allows sufficient clearance for 29″ x 3″ tires.
The SRS48 features a straight steerer tube and therefore requires a converter for use with EC44/40 headsets. The uni-crown offers a mount for fenders.
The double-butted CrMo fork features a 47mm rake with post mount disc tabs for 180mm brake rotors.
The fork has received ED corrosion-resistant treatment to ensure it is able to weather tough UK winter riding conditions.
Pricing & Availability
The Pipedream SRS48 rigid steel fork is available with or without rack mounts. Pick it up in any color (as long as it’s black) for £129 direct from Pipedream Cycles.
Other Pipedream News
With the industry awash with news of supply chain issues and stock anxiety (whether due to the pandemic or Brexit), Pipedream are reassuring customers that their stock levels remain good. With short (by 2021 standards) lead times, the next batch of Moxie hardtail frames is due for arrival into the UK in the first week of February. On the full suspension front, Pipedream have both Long and Longer frame sizes of the Full Moxie in stock.