Saturday, February 24, 2024

KS Suspension GTC Gravel Fork Bounces Carbon Legs at the Reasonable

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KS hasn’t stored their new GTC gravel suspension fork a secret. It was once on show in prototype shape at Sea Otter in 2021, which appeared totally other.

KS GTC gravel suspension fork being ridden in the forest

Then they confirmed it in close to ultimate shape at Taipei Cycle Display in March 2023, in conjunction with a wi-fi dropper and inverted MTB fork thought. Now, in spite of everything, it’s reliable and to be had.

KS GTC gravel suspension fork shown at an angle

The KS GTC gravel fork has alloy dropouts bonded into carbon fiber legs and brake arch at the lowers, with an AL6066-T6 solid alloy crown and steerer. That combo offers it a relatively low weight of one,385g (claimed).

KS GTC gravel suspension fork closeup details

Go back and forth is fastened at 40mm with an air spring and 30mm stanchions. Tire clearance is rated for 700x50mm, letting you have compatibility the largest rubber in there. It’s appropriate with 160-180mm brake rotors, flat-mount rotors most effective.

Changes come with exterior low-speed compression with a lockout lever on best, and a rebound adjuster at the backside.

The KS GTC fork is rated for e-gravel motorcycle use, too, and is derived with a stealth thru-axle with a hidden, slide-out lever. Right here’s a handy guide a rough recap of the specifications:

  • AL6066-T6 crown, steerer & dropouts
  • Top Modulus carbon lowers and brake arch
  • 30mm stanchions
  • 40mm shuttle
  • 46mm offset
  • Axle to Crown is 435mm
  • 700×50 tire clearance
  • Tapered steerer
  • Exterior compression & rebound dials w/ locket
KS GTC gravel suspension fork closeup details

All this, and the MSRP is most effective $599. For the United States, it’s to be had thru sellers or direct from Bikefy.us.

KSsuspension.com

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