Bontrager Satellite Plus review

This fork's chunky looks could easily be confused with those used at the high end of the Trek FX hybrid range, but it's curiously devoid of the cantilever bosses of that model and is instead intended for use with calliper brakes.

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £99.99 RRP
You can fit a 32mm tyre under the Satellite, giving you a very comfortable ride.

Our review

A chunky-looking fork with big clearance for guards and fatter tyres
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This fork’s chunky looks could easily be confused with those used at the high end of the Trek FX hybrid range, but it’s curiously devoid of the cantilever bosses of that model and is instead intended for use with calliper brakes.

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The Satellite Plus shows rather more stiffness than we would have liked for a fork intended for recreational purposes. But the larger than average fork crown means a 32mm tyre and mudguard will fit under it, giving you even greater comfort levels than you’ll get from any of the other forks in this test with mudguard eyes. A new Satellite Elite fork will be available any time now which will be slightly lighter than the Satellite Plus with straighter blades.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Satellite Plus
Brand Bontrager

Crown to Axle Length 385
Deflection 2.5
Fork Offset 4.5
Weight (g) 706
Material Aluminium Carbon Fibre