Intend HERO - Crowdfunding

Intend Hero fork


The new leightweight upsidedown trailfork - the perfect match for your every day ride. 


Made in Germany, made by Intend.


Start of Crowdfunding: 11.10.2018

End of Crowdfunding: 11.11.2018

Normal orders after this time are possible, but without "benefit".

Minimum goal:  15000 Euro


24454 Euro raised  - 163,03%       Goal:


Crowdfunding - the video

Crowdfunding - a campaign to get more attention

A new product, new challenges, news customers. 


And you can be one of them - with this crowdfunding campaign !


Why crowdfunding ?


Crowdfunding has several benefits. The first is, to get more attention for the product. A crowdfunding campaign is always a reason for the media to publish an article with your product - of course I want to have articles ;)


The second reason is to have planning security for the first batch of production.


It is also usual to give a small benefit for the first customers, because they get in with some small risk - in this case you get an Intend Stem FOR FREE, this is about 9% benefit.



You do not have to pay the complete amount of money in the beginning. I take a deposit of 799 Euro. The rest before shipping.


Delivery time:

Like the other forks, it will will need around 3 month to get everything done. I plan to get it ready during december 2018.


The product:

The new Intend Hero fork is a step back to the roots of the Intend forks. The first Intend fork weighs about 1800g. Through the years the Edge fork raises up to 1900g and 1950g for the 29" version, and then up to 2000 and 2050g for the boost version - stiffer and stronger step by step. The bikes and riders needed stronger and stiffer forks, because the sales of downhill bikes are getting lower and lower and everbody is going to the bikepark with his enduro bike. Also the Edge fork followed this way. More weight, more stiffness, more durability.


But for some of you this fork became to much. To much weight, to much travel, to much of everything.


That's why the idea of the HERO fork was born. A lightweight and beautiful trailfork with an adjustable (internally) travel up to max. 150mm.


It should fit to your all-mountain, trail or marathon-bike and your already existing 110x15 boost hub as well as your 180mm disc, without adapters for the axle and brake-caliper.


Note: If there are enough potential Predictive-Steering hub rider out there with existing hubs in their wheelset, then I will make a "PS-ready" brakemount in 180mm as well. This hubs of course stiffens up the fork and this would be a perfect combination with the light aluminium axle. Please contact me in this concern!


All information about the fork: Intend Hero

110x15mm boost only - 180mm lightweight brakemount

4 years of experience with the design of upsidedown-forks


This culminates in well designed parts of the fork like the crown. The Hero crown saves around 30g compared to the first crown of the SC166 with even more stiffness and of course an updated design with the typical Intend form language.


The crown has hollow arms and huge outer dimensions and NO milling pockets in the outer surface to maximize stiffness and strength.

             Three iterations of crowns: SC166 - 295g | Edge - 330g | Hero - 265g

Why upsidedown?


Upsidedown makes one thing possible: To keep the bike and the wheelbase consistent. Minimized flex fore-aft for better highspeed- and brakecontrol and also on steep steps the fork will not bend too much and this reduces the risk of going over the bars.


Also of course superb lubrication of the bushings - everytime. Also after the whole winter in your garage, the fork will work smooth.

How can you make sure, that the lightweight Hero fork is stiff enough?


After my experience with several kinds of fork iterations, I know really exactly where to put the wallthickness to increase stiffness with the lowest weight. 


The upper legs are conical on the inside and the outside, the axle is made out of steel. This increases the axle-stiffness around 30% compared to a aluminiumaxle with the same weight.


And there is another advantage of the Hero fork: With the limited travel of 150mm instead of the almost 180mm of the Edge-fork, I can achieve a 30mm longer bushing distance with now around 200mm. This is a lot - e.g. a RS pike 27,5" fork has around 115mm bushing distance.


But not to forget the weightweenies, I offer a lightweight alternative axle made out of high-strength and extrem hardcoated piston-rod aluminum. This axle saves around 28g to the steel axle and of course will be less stiff - but you can choose !



Steel axle 77g | Aluminium axle 49g

Oldies are goldies !


The Intend Hero fork is not a new delevopment. The internal parts are exactly the same like the one used in the Edge and Infinity forks.


Same technique of the air spring system, the seals, the damping system and of course the same high-quality damping setup. There is no "cheaper version" of the damper because "low travel forks does not need good damping". Of course they need. You should not lower your requirements of control and riding fun with lower travel.




My opinion: for a fork, which is not for cross country racing purpose, you do not need any lockout. If you ride uphill sitting in your saddle there is no extrem movement of the fork anyway. If you ride uphill out of the saddle there will be a movement - but honestly: how long do you race uphill like this? about 1 minute? 30 seconds? The total energy loss due to a not locked fork is extremely low.


So the Hero fork does not have a lockout! You can't forget to open it, no parts which can have a failure. Just simple, long lasting technique.


Same damping and air spring - no change here!

Fork specs:


The Intend Hero fork will be available in the crowdfunding in only one version:


- 29"

- 48mm Offset

- 110x15 boost axle (torquecaps possible)

- 180mm brake-mount

- tapered steerer with 240mm length

- max wheel diameter: 770mm, there is 4mm space left in this case!

- weight 1770g or 1742g incl. brake-mount


You can choose:


- color: black blue or raw

- steel axle 1770g or aluminium axle 1742g

- travel and ATC:

150mm - ATC 562,5mm

140mm - ATC 552,5mm

130mm - ATC 542,5mm

120mm - ATC 532,5mm

110mm - ATC 522,5mm

100mm - ATC 512,5mm

90mm.... and so on





The price of a Intend Hero fork is 1799 Euro. incl german VAT.


If you live out of the European Union, you do not have to pay the german VAT to me.


In this crowdfunding campaign you get an Intend stem for free - Intend Grace EN (D31,8 or D35mm), Trail (D31,8 or D35mm - not yet on the picture below) or XC (D31,8mm).




let me know:



Value: 11 Euro


Crowdfunding Bundle Low


Wastesuckerl, Bakerybag and Sagtool.

Shipping in Germany included. Not german countries + 3 Euro.

Thanks for your help!


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Value: 14 Euro


Crowdfunding Bundle High


Wastesuckerl, Bakerybag, Sagtool and a small and a big wooden spoon 

Shipping in Germany included. Not german countries + 3 Euro.

Thanks for your help!


                    CLICK HERE


Value: 1799 Euro


Intend Hero fork


110x15mm axle

180mm boost brakeadapter

Color: black, blue or raw

Travel: up to 150mm


One Intend stem of your choice included!

Thanks for your help!


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