White Brothers Fluid fork review£599.99

Impressively stiff & light big-hit fork

BikeRadar score3/5

The construction of the Fluid is is still totally CNC-machined, and even with a reinforced steerer and crown, the Fluid is the lightest of the batch of long-travel forks we tested. Despite the skinny crown it’s impressively stiff.

The nitrogen damped stroke is the nicest we’ve ever ridden from White Brothers. It’s smooth and consistent from the box, and we’ve had no issues with previous White Brothers long-termers. You can control ramp up/compression by pressurising the damping circuit – great for big stuff. 

The 100-120mm (3.9-4.7in) version costs £575 but either way, the unique build means extra expense.

White Brothers are now part of the same company as MRP and the link up seems to be doing them good.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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