Whisky’s new fork was the focal point of the newest All-City Mr. Pink, but it’s also available as a stand alone fork. Why does that matter? Well, in terms of what the No.7 RD+ offers, there isn’t a lot out there that fits the bill. Between the massive tire clearance and the complete lack of disc brake mounts, this fork is in stark contrast to the current trends. Which means it might just be the perfect fork for builders out there who just haven’t been able to find what they were looking for…
On the All-City Mr. Pink, the No.7 RD+ fork is used to clear 700 x 28c tires, but it can fit up to 35mm casings (Mr. Pink has a tire limit of 32mm, likely due to the clearance at the chainstays, not the fork). Of course, it is rim brake only – designed around a 47-57mm mid-reach brake caliper.
What makes it really interesting, is that it will also fit 650b wheels with up to a 47mm tire like the WTB Horizon.Whisky Parts Co. points out that the Tektro R559 brake works very well since it has the reach, and it has the width to clear the tire.
Offered with a straight 1 1/8″ carbon steerer tube, the fork uses a standard 100mm QR dropout with hidden fender mounts. Axle to crown measures 373mm with a 45mm rake, and weight is claimed to be 385g with an uncut steerer. The forks are in stock now at QBP and available through your local Q dealer for $399.