Ritchey Carbon Fork review

This is by far the lightest - and most expensive - fork on test here. It makes for a pretty steep head angle and very lively steering on them too.

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £350.00 RRP | USD $569.95
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Our review

A very light, very costly fork for very skilful XC racers
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This is one of the lightest – and most expensive – forks in its class. It’s intended for race-bred machines that were designed for short travel forks, and it makes for a pretty steep head angle and very lively steering on them too.

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However, a big offset helps keep handling stable and, we suspect coincidentally, makes it an ideal choice if you want to run a 29er wheel up front and a 26 out back – assuming you use disc brakes, because the canti brake bosses are for a 26in wheel. Construction is monocoque carbon, including the steerer tube (like the Merida fork) and the ride feel is light, lively and more comfy over bumps than virtually any comparable fork.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Carbon
Brand Ritchey

Weight (g) 525
Fork Offset 48
Crown to Axle Length 415
Wheel Type Mountain
Brake Caliper Type Hydraulic Disc
Wheel Size 26 28
Material Carbon