White Brothers Snowpack 2012 Forks

5/5 (2 Reviews)

Product Description

450 and 468mm axle-to-crown options, 42mm offset, 1 – 1/8? Steerer, carbon legs, tire clearance is 126mm leg to leg 4.96”, disc brake only (up to 185mm), weighs 919g (450) 932g (468), 135mm spacing. Designed around 135mm front disc hub spacing, not compatible out-of-the-box with rear 135mm disc hubs. This is an important distinction. There are currently compatible hubs available from Phil Wood and Paul Components.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Super E

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2012

Strengths:    Light, standard front brake spacing

Weaknesses:    Unsure yet, has some fore/aft flex

Bottom Line:   
Short term review - so far it is a great fork on the trials and dirt roads. Will post a long term review later this year after more use. It does have a slight amount of fore and aft flex which I do not think is a bad trait in any rigid fork. Love the standard front brake spacing.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by SmooveP a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: May 3, 2012

Strengths:    Stiff and light
Good lookin'

Weaknesses:    Limited hub selection

Bottom Line:   
Got this as part of my Twenty2 Cycles Bully fatbike build. It's the 450mm A-C version. My previous fabike was a Pugsley, and I loved the solid feel of a rigid steel fork after decades of riding suspension forks. I was worried that this fork would not be as stiff and solid feeling as the Pugs fork, but luckily it's plenty stiff. It's also noticeably lighter. Very easy to get the front wheel up.

I've pushed the fork pretty hard on some very rocky trails, and it has worked perfectly so far. It's taken a few minor hits with no damage to the carbon yet.

The fork uses front disc rotor spacing, which is somewhat rare among fatbike forks, so hub choices are slim. Fortunately, one of the choices is the Paul Whub, which is a fairly light, well-made and easy to service unit.

In summary, a light, solid, beautiful fork.

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Favorite Trail:   Allamuchy North

Purchased At:   Twenty2

Similar Products Used:   Surly steel offset fork

Bike Setup:   Twenty2 Cycles Bully fatbike
Sram X0, Rolling Darryl rims, Paul Components Whub front hub, X0 brakes w 160mm rotor

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