jigger wrote: barefoot wrote:
That's a nice looking fork!
It's one of these:http://www.ebay.com/itm/2012-TRIGON-MTB ... 53ef9a978a
...but with less conspicuous branding.
I've seen the same fork geometry
branded as Trigon, Picasia, Corratac and, most significantly, Ritchey. No guarantee that the off-brand ones are identical to the Ritchey, but they get a pretty good rap from lots of people, and they're a whoooooole lot cheaper.
Essentially, it's a somewhat-too-short-to-be-really-useful rigid MTB fork. Somewhat longer than a typical road or CX fork, shorter than a typical MTB (suspension) fork. But since my forthcoming road bike will be a custom build, I can design it to use whatever length fork I like... so I like to design it to use one of these, effectively taking the difference out of the head tube length.
I can't quite get my head around how light a 460g fork is, so I'll be interested to wave it around my head a bit when it arrives. I'm not predisposed to trusting elongated-soot-in-plastic (AKA crabon fibre) bike parts, but given that there are plenty of people doing real proper MTBing on these, I reckon I can get away with using one on a road / gravel / *.* bike. Unless it ends up on my SS MTB before I get a chance.