Are you interested to learn more about the technical background?
Do you offer stanchion guards?
Are you crazy?
No, my experience with that not covered lowers is: no problems at all. If you take "normal" care about your fork, there will not be more scratches on the lowers than on the uppers of a normal fork (there are no guards either and nobody gives a shit). If you are scared, there is a way: don't buy it ;)
Can I test the fork anywhere ?
No, unfortunately I'm to small too give the possibility to every customer to test a fork. I have 2 test forks which are always on the bikes of magazines like Cycleholix, Bike, Mountainbike, Pinkbike and so on. They should do the job of testing the fork and give you a neutral opinion if the fork works or not. Find out more at Press reports. In my opinion you can trust these magazines. They do not have a reason to give positive feedback to a bad fork.
Do you offer other colors?
Yes. Black and blue are the standard colors which I prefer to sell. If you really want to have a special anodizing, I can do this for 300 euro additional due to additional costs for small quantity anodizing and the handling effort. The color can't be matched to some certain parts. I can't guarantee the resulting color for other colors, that's why I try to avoid doing special colors
Is special laser etching possible?
Unfortunatey this is not possible, the risk of any failure of the lasering is too high, the last step of the whole process can destroy all manufacturing. The overall handling effort is too high.
Upsidedown is the new rightsideup.
What exactly is the benefit of this upsidedown fork for you?
Highest fore/aft-stiffness in the world - this means no uncontrolled, undamped movement of the front wheel fore and back when you brake hard before corners or hit hard bumps.
Best lubrication of the bushings - every time. This lowers the friction of the fork and leads to just insane small bump sensitivity.
USD forks have a small controlled (=damped) torsional movement. It is a "damped flex" because in this case the bushings have some small friction. It never will snap back, and it can absorb energy which comes from small side hits. "I can do more descends with less fatique" said Nina Hoffmann as we talked about comparison of her former fork and her new upsidedown fork. This is one of the reasons.
To be a little bit proud of the work:
This fork is an engineered masterpiece. All wallthicknesses are placed carefully with the best combination of high stiffness and strength as well as the lowest possible weight.
The air spring curve is the best you can find with a huge negative chamber (around twice that long than other competitors) what leads to excellent small bump sensivity.
And the damping system is durable, soft, controlled and adjustable.
Made in Germany, in small numbers. Assembled piece by piece in Freiburg - all by hand.
The following is for both versions, 27,5" and 29":
15mm boost hubs are compatible. (Both (20 and 15) have the same dropouts). You can change this up to 20mm also after purchase by removing the 20to15 adapter and a 20mm axle (sold seperatly). Please be informed, that the stiffness of the system is higher with the 20mm axle. I do not have figures to show hoch much stiffer the 20mm axle is. I recommend 20mm version for anybody, but 15mm of course also works.
Note: All dropouts will be black, independent of the blue, black or raw color.
Information about the history of the development steps you can find here:
Price: 1899 Euro (incl VAT)
Price: 1949 Euro (incl VAT)
For all forks: It always takes a delivery time of about 3 month to get the fork ready. This is, because I can not afford to prepay all expensive parts of the fork to have some in stock. They always get made on demand. Sometimes I make 2-3 forks more as ordered, so sometimes it can be that the delivery time is shorter - please drop a mail and ask for it!
You have an Intend Edge fork and want to drop your feedback?
Please do not start questions or discussions here -> simply use email! Thanks