The fork build from start to finish:Vodpod videos no longer available.
The new low trail fork that Mike Terraferma built for my Rhygin Metax is back from paint. The fork is built with Colombus SL blades and a Long Shen LC17 stainless steel crown. I like a minimalist esthetic, so the crown’s points were cut off and the crown was thinned and filed down to a clean simple shape.
The fork’s 56mm offset together with the Rhygins 73° HT angle and 700x28c tires will give me a trail of about 46. With the Challenge Parigi-Roubaix clinchers I’ll be using inflating to an actual size of 28-29c that trail should handle well with no front load or a lightly loaded front rack bag.
Forrest Darias did a great job on the paint. I asked him for a micro metallic in a dark silver-pewter color, just a shade or two darker then the stainless steel. He really nailed the look using some new type metallic that looks almost like bare metal with a really fine flake.