When launched their huge-tire GMX+ monster off-road adventure bikepacking rig final yr, a lot of its functionality got here right down to the titanium bike’s new large full carbon fork. Now, Curve is pulling that non-suspension-corrected GMX+ Carbon fork off by itself, so extra adventurous riders can construct up their very own customized limitless backcountry bikepacking bikes…
Curve GMX+ Carbon off-road bikepacking fork with 29×3″ clearance
Calling their new full-carbon Curve GMX+ fork “a purpose-built fats tire non-suspension corrected bikepacking fork” highlights how area of interest this actually is. However particularly to customized framebuilders trying to create the form of bike that cross continents, the Curve’s carbon GMX+ fork fills an actual hole between gravel forks and mountain bike suspension forks.
Identical to their ti GMX+ bike was developed to open up your journey past the place the gravel roads (and even singletrack) finish, this fork is all about getting on the market.
“We acquired bored with forcing bikes designed round suspension into fat-tire bikepacking functions. A lot of the huge manufacturers appear to say, ‘simply change the suspension fork with a inflexible fork and also you’ve acquired a fat-tire bikepacking rig’. We thought that appeared lazy and so we began with a clean sheet of paper and got here up with the GMX+; a fat-tire bikepacking bike designed with out suspension. The low axle-crown GMX+ Carbon Fork was a vital a part of this platform. Body builders have gotten extra inventive lately and demand for particular person sale has elevated. Now the time is correct to launch the GMX+ Carbon Fork as a standalone product” – Jesse Carlsson, Curve co-founder & head of product testing.
Designed not as a substitute for a suspension fork, however moderately for a devoted inflexible journey bike to maintain the entrance finish as little as doable with out compromising tire clearance, the non-suspension-corrected Curve GMX+ fork has a brief axle-to-crown size of 430mm. (Evaluate that for instance to say to the 411mm a-c Lauf Grit SL with 30mm, or the 506mm a-c RockShox SID SL with 100mm of journey, making the GMX+ shorter than even an 80mm 26″ fork.) With that in thoughts, there’s nonetheless loads of room for a 29er wheel with a 3″ tire plus some mud, that means there’s no restrict the place you possibly can roam.
The carbon fork incorporates a tapered 1.5″ carbon steerer (together with carbon expander), 55mm offset, Enhance 15x110mm thru-axle, and 180mm submit mount entrance brake with exterior cable routing.
Constructed to haul heavy hundreds, every leg will get six stainless-steel M5 mounts, rated for as much as 3kg per aspect (over any three bolts)
Curve GMX+ Carbon fork – Pricing & availability
The brand new carbon Curve GMX+ fork is offered now for A$900 in Australian Dollarydoos (~$680 US / 570€) and may be shipped globally from Curve’s base in Melbourne, Australia. Or you possibly can even choose one up straight from numerous taking part dealer bike shops world wide.