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Old 09-23-16, 03:24 PM
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Any good unbranded forks?

I'm trying to find a quality, unbranded fork. By unbranded, I don't mean a cheap no-name part of unknown origin or quality, rather I'd like a fork that is not emblazoned with the manufacturer's logos.

Specifically, I'm looking for a fork that:
  • Is designed for a 700c wheel
  • Is disc brake-compatible only
  • Is satin black, or satin bare carbon
  • Has a tapered steering tube
  • Has 45mm rake
  • Is 400mm (axle to crown)
  • Has regular drop-outs (not thru-axle)
  • Has no company logos
Does such a fork exist?

It's for a BMC Alpenchallenge that I bought as a frame only; no fork was included.


-Thank you
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Old 09-23-16, 07:08 PM
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why not just buy whatever fork meets your needs, then get it painted to match the bike? probably much easier.
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Old 09-23-16, 08:05 PM
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Isn't 400mm axle to crown a lot for a fork?

Could try BikeRecyclery.com or Alex's Cycles in Japan on a lark.


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Originally Posted by penny_pants View Post
why not just buy whatever fork meets your needs, then get it painted to match the bike? probably much easier.
I've considered this route, but it's not my first choice.
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Old 09-24-16, 05:06 AM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Isn't 400mm axle to crown a lot for a fork?

Could try BikeRecyclery.com or Alex's Cycles in Japan on a lark.


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Clearly I'm off on my numbers! I referenced the BMC website for geometry specs and I likely misunderstood that measurement. Basically I need a fork with clearance for slightly wider tires and mudguards.
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Old 09-26-16, 10:26 AM
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One Hand made in premium steel by a frame-builder.
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Old 09-29-16, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
One Hand made in premium steel by a frame-builder.
I like steel, indeed I do. But a steel fork won't fit the aesthetic of this particular frame.
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Whats wrong with the Original fork?

Ovalized blades brought together with the steerer tube in a Unicrown Design can give that look .

But that is between You and the custom Frame Builder as to techniques used Materials chosen, and Cost.


Nowadays If you order enough units the factories will put Your Name on it, for a Brand, which is largely just a Logo of the importer.





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Not sure what the specs are, but Origin8 has some pretty nice carbon forks at good prices.
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Nashbar fork almost fits:
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Keep Dreaming..

Ovalized blades brought together with the steerer tube in a Unicrown Design can give that look .

But that is between You and the custom Frame Builder as to techniques used Materials chosen, and Cost.
Like i said, I like steel, but not for this bike.
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Originally Posted by Mr IGH View Post
Nashbar fork almost fits.
Almost is right. If only it had a tapered steerer. Thanks for pointing this one out.
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If anyone cares, I ended up buying an ENVE fork with similar geometry to the BMC fork. The satin black finish is virtually identical and the white logos aren't so obtrusive that they bother me.
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