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chance of a Trialtech Carbon Fork?

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Im a big fan of Trialtech components for their build quality and ingenuity. Anyone know if they have any plans to or prototyping of a carbon fork? Im pretty sure I'd be buying if they have one.

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I would have said slim. Market already too saturated, cost for tooling and development really high - especially considering the quantity that would be sold.

 

Best bet at the moment is Crewkerz if you have the option to fit one to your head tube.

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Thanks Adam. Don't really want to buy a new front Hub and rebuild the wheel , though the crewkerz fork is indeed a thing of beauty. 

What are hub options for this fork? Only crewkerz, hope , king or can others be modified? 

I've seen crewkerz aluminium forks for sale on here modified for normal hubs, though don't know in detail what was done as the drop out hole is already oversize. I doubt anyone would want to cut into the drop-out of a sexy new carbon blade but just looking at options.

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I've seen some people use the crewkerz fork with abnormal hub, not sure how they managed it though

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On 17/11/2016 at 3:54 PM, cleep2 said:

I've seen some people use the crewkerz fork with abnormal hub, not sure how they managed it though

My old mk1 crewkerz forks were modified to take a normal hub, the dropout had been cut and filed to be normal 9mm vertical jobbies

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On 18/11/2016 at 7:26 PM, bing said:

My old mk1 crewkerz forks were modified to take a normal hub, the dropout had been cut and filed to be normal 9mm vertical jobbies

I mean  the crewkerz carbon ones.

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The dropout on the carbon forks is aluminium, so you could do the same - not that I can be seen to recommend it :)

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I would not advise anyone to do so!

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Doesn't the carbon actually hold the aluminium drop out in? Although that drop out piece will be bonded into a section of the fork leg,  not just the tip, I'm not sure if cutting into it and the carbon skin surrounding it would be detrimental to the strength. 

I've never seen a crewkerz carbon fork, only online,  so others might know better than me

Just trying to opinions on this as I really wanna buy this fork

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And again, don't do it. Buy the forks and a new front wheel. That's all you can do if you want these awesome forks.

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http://www.pinkbike.com/video/461649/

 

I got two of these made. Find a friend with a lathe and some skills! The two pieces on the sides must be steel ( stainless steel for rust resistance ) and the tube in between in aluminum. 

That way, you can keep your beloved wheel, and run the AMAZING Crewkerz WAW forks!

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Nice stuff that Felix

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