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The New Wilde Waypoint Carbon Fork is Full-Featured and Lightweight

Wilde Bicycle Co. Waypoint Carbon Fork hero(Photos/Wilde Bicycle Co.)
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Wilde Bicycle Co. takes pride in being a small company that likes to help small companies. A small bike company out of Minneapolis, MN, today they are introducing a new lightweight carbon fork. Their new Waypoint Tapered Carbon Gravel fork weighs in at 478g and “is among the lightest fully featured carbon forks on the market.”

Wilde Bicycle Co. Waypoint Carbon Fork in the weeds
(Photos/Wilde Bicycle Co.)

Jeff Frane, President of Wilde Bicycle Co., says that he’s “Most excited about the ability to serve other small frame builders by providing them with killer OEM pricing if they want to use it or the Wayfinder (our straight steerer carbon fork) on their builds.”

Wilde Waypoint Carbon Fork

Wilde thought the existing offerings in the carbon gravel fork category seemed too stiff and heavy for their liking. Wilde’s Earth Ship‘s lightweight and supple feel is where that bike shines. With that in mind, they ventured to design a fork from the ground up.

In comes the Waypoint. With an uncut steerer, the Waypoint weighs in at 478g. As mentioned earlier Wilde thinks that it’s among the lightest full-featured forks on the market.

Wilde Bicycle Co. Waypoint Carbon Fork adventure nips
(Photos/Wilde Bicycle Co.)

The fork legs were specifically designed to soak up the rough stuff and isolate the rider from any road chatter. thus, allowing the rider to perform longer and in greater comfiness. The fork is said to accomplish this task without sacrificing strength or durability.

Ready for Adventure

Wilde Bicycle Co. Waypoint Carbon Fork logo
Three-pack mounts

The Waypoint looks to have all of the features you would need for doing some exploring, some gravel grinding, or bikepacking. It has three-pack mounts, internal dynamo routing (yes!), internal cable routing, fender mounts (with a fully threaded center mount), and great tire clearance.

Wilde Bicycle Co. Waypoint Carbon Fork thru axle

The Waypoint was designed for bikes with an EC34/44 or straight 44mm headtube that takes a tapered steerer. If you need a fork for a standard straight 1-1/8″ steerer or EC34 headtube, the OG Wayfinder would be your jam.

Like the Wayfinder, the new Waypoint would be a great solution for adding features and lightening up bikes like the All-City Cosmic Stallion, Surly Midnight Special, etc.

Wilde Bicycle Co. Waypoint Carbon Fork big tire clearance
Big tire clearance

Wilde wants you to know that if you are a frame builder, they are offering terrific OEM pricing options and would love to work with you. Just shoot them an email.

Wilde Bicycle Co. Waypoint Carbon Fork hero2

Waypoint Retail, Features, and Specs

Retail: $525


  • Three Pack Mounts
  • Flat Mount Brake
  • Thru Axle – 12x100mm
  • Internal Brake Routing
  • Internal Dynamo Routing
  • Fender Mounts
  • Fully Threaded Center Mount


  • Fork Weight: 478g with uncut steerer
  • Tire Clearance: 700c X 2.1″ or 27.5″ X 2.3″
  • Axle to Crown: 398mm
  • Rake: 49mm
  • Steerer: 350mm length, Taper 1.125″ to 1.5″
  • Spacing: 100mm
  • Axle Length: 130mm 12 x 1.5
  • Compatible Rotor Size: 140mm and 160mm


  • ThreePack Mount: 6lbs per side
  • Rack: 20lbs


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