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ENVE In-Route AR fork okay for medium-load bike touring?

Old 04-08-24, 07:38 AM
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ENVE In-Route AR fork okay for medium-load bike touring?

I phoned ENVE today because I'm going to mount their In-Route AR fork, the normal one for tires up to 35mm. They said it would be fine for the kind of touring I do. I carry only rear panniers, which when loaded weigh about 45lb together. I ride on asphalt 95% of the time.

Has anyone else used this fork for similar touring? Would love to hear from you.

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Old 04-08-24, 05:59 PM
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Probably going to be fine, it would be ENVE that would give you the better info because it is their fork which they have done testing on.
This would be the fork from them I would get if I wanted the In-Route system:
https://enve.com/collections/gravel-...-in-route-fork
Though probably this would be the choice from them in general:
https://enve.com/products/adventure-fork

I am currently using this fork on my commuter/gravel touring set up:
https://whiskyparts.co/forks/no9-cxlr-fork#/
but I cannot give you a ton of data because I just built it and am on ride 6 or 7ish in this configuration (previously it was a aluminum fork with a front rack now it is has that fork with Ortlieb Fork Packs) but I am a heavier rider and so far so good and feels great.

I think you probably will be fine but having some weight at the front might help out a little bit.so keep that in mind.
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Thanks, Veganbike, that's reassuring. I'm going to go for it and buy the fork.

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