Our Director forks are now available in Purple Rain. It’ll make your bike looking so hot, doves will cry. Read more to find out what makes these forks lighter and more durable than traditional front wheel holders.
From the Catalog:
While the Director Fork may look different from what you are used to, the geometry and feel are an identical match with traditional forks. As the diagram shows, the axle is in the same position as it would be with a ‘normal’ fork design
The Director’s differences lie in the use of new construction techniques, putting this fork in a league of its own. The steerer tube is connected to the legs by using a joint design that is a substantial improvement over ordinary tubular crown forks. The legs have been angled forward so the hollow dropouts can blend smoothly into the leg tubing, while also maintaining a “traditional” axle position. By running the legs “directly” from where the load is applied (at the steerer tube), to where it is reacted against (at the wheel axle), the mechanical efficiency has been maximized in this structure. The end result is improved performance and durability.
The dropouts are formed from the leg itself, rather than being a basic welded on plate that is left to “flap in the breeze” like on a conventional fork. This design, combined with a 10mm thickness, makes bent dropouts a thing of the past. The hollow dropouts are not only dramatically stronger, they are lighter too.