DIG Buyers Guide - Go Fork Yourself

20 of the Best Forks on the Market in 2019

10 Jul 2019

Fork Buyers

By Kerr Bilsland

There's three parts to the bike that affect how it feels the most - the frame, bar and forks. Even when you're happy with one, you find yourself wondering "What if that could be tweaked a little bit more". Wether you're in the market for something new, planning for the future, or are just a little curious, we've got all you need to know. With this buyers guide we're taking a look at twenty different sets of forks.

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Animal Street Fork

Available in 15mm and 26mm, the Street Fork has been around for a couple years now and even features a lifetime warranty. Nice touch with the 3/8' ratchet slot with a 6mm bore to tighten the headset. Also features investment cast dropouts and tapered legs.

Animal Street Forks Medium Format

- Offset: 15mm and 26mm

- Dropouts: Invest Cast

- Steerer tube Length: 170mm

- Steerer tube: 1 piece chromoly

- Legs: Tapered heat treated 4130 chromoly

- Tubing: 4130 chromoly

- Bearing race: Integrated

- Top Bolt: 3/8" Ratchet head with 6mm allen key bore

- Weight: 15mm / 1.10kgs | 26mm / 1.13kgs

- Lifetime Warranty

- For more info: www.animalbikes.com

BSD Jonesin Fork

If you've seen anything from Sam jones you'll know he's as tech as they come. His signature fork from BSD is designed to suit just that. A tight 22mm offset so you can get into any nozza, like anything else BSD these are built to last!

Bsd Double Landscape

- Offset: 22mm

- Dropouts: Invest cast

- Steerer length: 157mm

- steerer: 1 piece full CNC heat treated chromoly

- Legs: Tapered triple butted heat treated 4130 chromoly

- Tubing: Sanko Japanese Chromo

- Bearing race: Full post weld heat treatment for maximum strength to weight ratio

- Top bolt: Integrated

- Weight: 2.2lbs

- For more info: www.bsdforever.com

Bsd Jones Medium Format
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Cult Sect IC V3

Now on it's third version, the Sect fork from CULT features investment cast dropouts, available in three different offset's (18mm, 28mm and 32mm) for every rider and full heat treating throughout. Tried and tested by the CULT crew as you'd expect!

Cult Medium Format
Cult Fork Single Black

- Offset: 18mm, 28mm and 32mm

- Dropouts: Investment cast

- Steerer length: 162mm

- steerer: 1 piece machined

- Legs: Tapered heat treated 4130 chromoly

- Tubing: 100% Cult Classic tubing, post-weld heat treated

- Bearing race: Integrated

- Top bolt: Integrated

- Weight: 2.2lbs

- Lifetime Warranty

- For more info: www.cultcrew.com

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Colony Sweet Tooth

Alex Hiam signature fork designed for the avid park rider! Alex's fork comes in with a steep 25mm offset and multi-butted legs to keep the weight down. Alex's riding is on another level and these bad boys can take the abuse. Check out Alex's last Colony part.

Sweet Tooth Landscape

- Offset: 25mm

- Dropouts: 5mm CNC heat treated drop outs with weight saving machining

- Steerer length: 165mm

- steerer: One piece CNC

- Legs: Tapered multi-butted legs

- Tubing: Full 4130 Chromoly post heat treated fork

- Bearing race: Integrated

- Top bolt: M24x1.5MM

- Weight: 2.1lbs

- For more Info: www.colonybmx.com.au

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Demolition Fox

Kris Fox signature fork made from 100% heat-treated chromoly with wider blades to fit bigger tyres. Externally butted steerer tube and tapered legs and 6mm thick investment casted dropouts that flow into the legs. If you're not familiar with Kris's riding watch this promo video from last year.

Demolition Fox Fork Landscape Full

- Offset: 28mm

- Dropouts: Investment cast 6mm thick dropout

- Steerer length: 163mm

- steerer: Butted One piece steerer with embossed axes logo

- Legs: Tapered

- Tubing: Full 100% 4130 Heat-Treated chromoly

- Bearing race: Integrated

- Fork leg slot for peg clearance

- Weight: 2.3lbs

- For more info: www.demolitionparts.com

Demolition Fox Fork Crown
Demolition Fox Fork Dropout

Division Brand Valhalla

The division team fork is an all around fork for those that want to be right in the middle of tech and steady. 27mm offset with made with full heat-treated chromoly. 6mm thick drop outs with CNC detail for added weight saving.

Division Fork Full

- Offset: 27mm

- Dropouts: 6mm thick drop outs with CNC detail for added weight saving

- steerer: CNC machined one-piece

- Legs: Tapered

- Tubing: Full heat-treated chromoly

- Bearing race: Integrated

- Weight: 2.24lbs

- For more info: www.divisionbrand.com

Division Fork Leg
Division Fork Leg 2

Eclat Storm

Highly engineered fork with some of the top guys in the game riding them. Available in two offsets for those that want it steep or mellow. The end result of over 3 years of extensive research and development. After years of work, and countless hours of laboratory and real life rider testing with the Eclat PRO team.

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- Offset: 25mm or 30mm

- Dropouts: CNC machined laser cut 5mm thick heat-treated 4130 chromoly

- Steerer length: 170mm

- steerer: CNC machined one-piece

- Legs: Tapered

- Tubing: Full liquid post heat-treated seamless 4130 chromoly

- Bearing race: Integrated

- Top bolt: M24 thread, 6061-T6

- Weight: 2.23lbs

- For more info: www.eclatbmx.com

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Eclat Storm Dropouts

FIT Shiv V3

Completely revised after two years of research and development from the previous model the Shiv V3 really shows the attention to detail put in. Designed to give you maximum tire clearance. Using left and right specific investment cast drop-outs instead of traditional Cr-Mo plate, they've eliminated the weld gap on the inside of the drops, and were able to thicken up the drops toward the top making a much stronger drop-out/leg connection.

Shiv Fork

- Offset: 25mm

- Dropouts: Investment cast

- Steerer length: 166mm

- steerer: 1 Piece CNC-Machined 4130 chromoly

- Legs: Tapered and butted

- Tubing: 4130 chromoly, 4Q Baked Post-Weld

- Bearing race: Integrated

- Top bolt: M24 X 1.5 Thread

- Weight: 2.25lbs

- For more info: www.fitbikeco.com

Shiv Crown
Shiv Fork

Fly Volcano

Fly bring a totally new concept to steer-tubes for their Volcano fork that's supposed to look amazing and serve a functional purpose. The Volcano fork includes an ovalized fork crown that helps spread the fork legs farther apart for greater tire clearance. This creates a stronger overall junction and flushes the crown up to the base of the head-tube for a seamless look. The forks also feature a new improved welding process to create a deeper weld penetration that helps make this fork the strongest fork it can possibly be.

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- Offset: 30mm

- Dropouts: Investment cast

- Steerer length: 155mm

- steerer: 1 Piece CNC-Machined 4130 chromoly

- Legs: Seamless triple butted

- Tubing: 4130 Chromoly Seamless Sanko Triple Butted

- Bearing race: Integrated

- Top bolt: CNC Machined 7075 T6

- Weight: 2.31lbs

- For more info: www.flybikes.com

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Haro SDv2

The SDv2 is Dennis Enarson's signature fork. 100% heat treated 4130 Cr-Mo with CNC machined one piece internally threaded heat-treated steer tube with integrated bearing race. Tapered legs and investment cast dropouts with a light weight CNC machined alloy compression cap, finished off with a 32mm offset.

Haro Sd V2 Fork Black Grande

- Offset: 32mm

- Dropouts: Investment cast

- Steerer length: N/A

- steerer: 1 Piece CNC-Machined 4130 chromoly

- Legs: Tapered

- Tubing: 100% heat treated 4130 chromoly

- Bearing race: Integrated

- Top bolt: Alloy compression cap

- Weight: N/A

- For More info: www.harobikes.com

Kink CST

The first standout feature on these forks are the dropouts which are invest cast, allowing for a design to greatly increase the strength without adding too much weight or bulk. These dropouts are all about putting the material where you need it, and not where you don’t. In addition to the dropouts, the forks feature tapered and internally butted fork legs, a one piece fully CNC machined steerer tube, fork blade ends relieved for peg clearance and flush inner fork legs for great hub guard clearance. A custom formed fork leg profile also improves fork leg and steerer tube junction strength by adding increased welding surface.

Fork Cst K6550Gld

- Offset: 28mm

- Dropouts: 6mm Investment cast

- Steerer length: 165mm

- steerer: 1 Piece CNC-Machined 4130 chromoly

- Legs: Tapered with external and internal butting

- Tubing: TruTherm Post Weld Heat Treated 4130 chromoly

- Bearing race: Integrated

- Top bolt: 7075-T6 3/8" Ratchet and 6mm Allen Key

- Weight: 2.1lbs

- For More info: www.kinkbmx.com


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Fork Cst Detail

Odyssey R-Series

The Odyssey 41-Thermal® forks quickly established a reputation for strength and quality when they originally introduced them in 1999, and they have since gone on to change the standards that all forks are judged by. The new R-Series forks continue this tradition.

Odsy R25 Fork 3 Q Black 2017 Web

- Offset: 25mm or 32mm

- Dropouts: 4mm thick, welded.

- Steerer length: 165mm

- steerer: 1 Piece CNC-Machined 4130 chromoly

- Legs: Seamless, tapered and butted

- Tubing: 41-Thermal® processed 4130 chromoly

- Bearing race: Integrated

- Top bolt: 7075-T6 pre-load bolt

- Also available with 990 brake mounts

- Lifetime warranty

- Weight: 1.95lbs

- For More info: www.odysseybmx.com

S&M Twitch

The S&M Twitchfork 20" Fork is built with 100% heat treated chromoly in the USA and includes a steerer tube insert for added security. Made with the technical rider in mind the Twitchfork has an extremely steep 15mm offset. All the nozzas you can muster up with this fork!

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- Offset: 15mm

- Dropouts: Laser cut welded

- Steerer length: 166mm

- steerer: 1 Piece CNC-Machined 4130 chromoly

- Legs: Double Butted, Tapered 1.25” TO .875”, 4130 chromoly

- Tubing: 4Q Baked Post-Weld 4130 Chromoly

- Bearing race: Integrated

- Top bolt: 6061 M24 X 1.5 Thread – 6mm Allen Slot

- Weight: 2.00lbs

- For More info: www.sandmbikes.com

Twitchfork Droupout 980X551
Twitchfork Steerertube 980X551

Shadow Odin

Working with Mark Burnett, Shadow designed the Odin Fork to be a lightweight, durable fork that’s perfect for all Marks needs. Improvements have been made to all the problem areas in modern forks. The steerer tube is thread-less, making that area much stronger. The steerer tube design increases strength at the bearing race, another point where forks typically break. Hydroformed legs with butted thickness because the hydroforming makes it stronger than a typical weld and polish of other forks. The exclusive RigiDrop system stiffens the drops, stopping the ‘sway’ that a traditional welded drop, making it stronger and less prone to cracking at another problem area. Available in 2 offsets to satisfy the most discerning rider. Not convinced yet? Check out Mark Burnett's latest video part.

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- Offset: 25mm or 32mm

- Dropouts: New 'Rigidrop' design

- steerer: 1 Piece CNC-Machined 4130 chromoly

- Legs: Butted, tapered hydroformed tubing

- Tubing: 100% heat treatment after welding, 4130 Chromoly

- Bearing race: Integrated

- Weight: 1.94lbs

- For More info: www.theshadowconspiracy.com

Subrosa Simo

Same great geometry, same great materials with a new updated look. The
new Simo line keeps the tradition and quality from the Noster line going,
and as always, Subrosa stand behind them with a Lifetime Guarantee. Features
include tapered fork legs, welded nut steer tube, and our micro investment
cast dropouts. Want too see just what these are capable of? Check out Simone's X Games 'Real BMX' part.

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- Offset: 27mm

- steerer: 1 Piece CNC-Machined 4130 chromoly

- Legs: Butted, oversized and tapered tubing

- Tubing: 100% post weld Deathproof heat treatment, 4130 Chromoly

- Bearing race: Integrated

- Top bolt: welded nut / compression bolt

- Colours: Black, Chrome, Sage Green

- Weight: 2.00lbs

- For More info: www.subrosabrand.com

Sunday Octave

The Sunday Nightshift Fork was heavily tested by the Sunday Bikes team and is made from 4130 CrMo and comes with new, custom, seamless, tapered, butted and specially formed leg tube. 41 Thermal heat-treatment let this fork be super solid and the grind friendly leg design has some extra space for hubguards. These facts let the Nightshift fork be a unique and awesome fork. Based on team rider feedback, Sunday introduces the new 28mm version. It's also still backed by a 41 Thermal lifetime warranty against bending and breaking.

Sunday Octave Fork 3 Q Black Web 1355 2048X2048

- Offset: 28mm

- Dropouts: 4mm thick welded

- Steerer length: 166mm

- steerer: 1 Piece CNC-Machined 4130 chromoly

- Legs: Double butted and tapered

- Tubing: 41-Thermal® processed 4130 chromoly

- Bearing race: Integrated

- Top bolt: 7075-T6 pre-load bolt with 6 and 8mm hex key slots

- Colours: Black

- Weight: 2.00lbs

- For More info: www.sundaybikes.com

Sunday Octave Fork 3 Q Dropout Black Web 1363 2048X2048
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United Dinero V2

With the United Bikes "Dinero V2" BMX Fork the guys from United created another high-quality fork. The fork is light, firm and has some nice features. For example they used a investment cast dropout and curved the very bottom of the Dinero fork to prevent any catching when getting all locked in with front peg grinds. All rounded up with a smooth United logo at the end of the fork.

Empty Name 16 720X

- Offset: 31mm

- Dropouts: 5mm thick investment cast with embossed logo

- Steerer length: 164mm

- steerer: Internal and eternally machined 1 Piece

- Legs: Butted, fluted and tapered legs

- Tubing: 100% post weld heat treated seamless 4130 chromoly

- Bearing race: Integrated

- Top bolt: 7075-T6 top cap, M24 thread, 6mm allen key slot

- Colours: Gloss black and Chrome

- Weight: 2.02lbs

- For More info: www.unitedbikeco.com

Mankind International

This is the extra slim International Fork with tapered fork legs from 28.6mm to 22.2mm, integrated crown racer and dropouts with short 25mm offset for direct handling. Including lightweight Mankind Epoch Fork Top Cap.

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- Offset: 25mm

- Dropouts: Lasercut 4mm thick, heat treated

- Steerer length: 165mm

- steerer: One piece CNC

- Legs: Tapered 28.6mm to 22.2mm. Double butted spiral fluted tubing

- Tubing: Full heat treated, 100% Japanese 4130 chromoly

- Bearing race: Integrated

- Top bolt: Lightweight Mankind Epoch Fork Top Bolt

- Colours: Matte black and Chrome

- Weight: 1.88lbs

- For More info: www.mankindbmx.com

Volume Anchor Fork

Broc Raiford’s signature Anchor fork made from 100% heat treated CRMO tubing and investment cast dropouts. Featuring a 1-pc internally and externally butted steerer tube with custom brazed on anchor emblem, and with ultra tapered legs. Wider blades to fit bigger tires. Casted dropouts are fully notched and custom designed for strength and durability while grinding.

Vol Anchor Blk

- Offset: 28mm

- Dropouts: 6mm thick investment cast

- Steerer length: 163mm

- steerer: One piece CNC

- Legs: Tapered

- Tubing: Heat treated 4130 chromoly

- Bearing race: Integrated

- Top bolt: M25

- Colours: Black and chrome

- Weight: 2.17lbs

- For More info: www.volumebikes.com

Verde Cartel 2

The Verde Cartel 2 fork is incredibly strong, lightweight, and team approved. The Cartel 2 forks are constructed from 100% heat-treated 4130 chromoly featuring a one-piece machined steerer tube with an integrated bearing race, triple-butted and tapered legs, and 5mm thick dropouts with weight reducing holes. A custom 7075 aluminum preload bolt is included.

Verde Cartel 2 Fork Black 1

- Offset: 31mm

- Dropouts: 5mm thick with weight reducing holes

- Steerer length: 165mm

- steerer: One piece CNC

- Legs: Triple butted and tapered legs

- Tubing: Heat treated 4130 chromoly

- Bearing race: Integrated

- Top bolt: 25 x 1.5mm 7075 aluminum bolt

- Colours: Matte black, matte aqua, matte green and phosphate raw

- Weight: 2.03lbs

- For More info: www.verdebikes.com

WeThePeople Battleship

A super strong technical fork with thick invest cast dropouts that's designed to be the perfect partner to one of the most popular frames WTP have ever made. Full liquid post heat-treatment on 4130 “M2“ chromoly with 6.5mm thick dropouts. If it's designed with the technical and burly capabilities of the WTP team you know this fork will take some abuse!

Wtp Battleship Fork Black 45 01

- Offset: 24mm

- Dropouts: 6.5mm thick investment cast

- Steerer length: 170mm

- steerer: Fully CNC’d, internally and externally butted

- Legs: Tapered, triple butted fork blades

- Tubing: Full liquid post heat-treatment on 4130 “M2“ chromoly

- Bearing race: Integrated

- Top bolt: M24 thread, 7075-T6 alloy

- Colours:glossy black ed, c.p., tango orange

- Weight: 2.27lbs

- For More info: www.wethepeoplebmx.de

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