White Brothers Fluid 140 fork review

Tough wildcard trail choice

Our rating 
2.5 out of 5 star rating 2.5
GBP £675.00 RRP | USD $879.00
White Brothers Fluid 140 fork

Our review

Alternative aesthetics deliver a stiff, reasonably controlled ride
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White Brothers are low on most folks’ fork radar, but this tough, tight reinforced trail fork is a decent alternative option to the mainstream.

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The fully CNC machined construction certainly separates it on looks, but despite the skinny bridge, this is an impressively tight-feeling fork on the trail which turns in and holds a line as well as many bigger forks. A reinforced steerer stops it getting raked out and ruined if you flat drop a big one, too.

The coil spring is smooth and nitrogen charged damping is consistent and controlled, if not fluid. You can increase bottom-out damping by increasing damping air pressure, which is useful for bigger or aggressive riders.

The price has crept up slightly since last year, but long-termers we’ve used have been sound. The 20mm axle version tested here is a lot lighter than you might think, at 2,040g, but the bolted axle setup is a pain to use.

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The Fluid comes in a variety of other types including a quick-release version with 120mm travel for 26in wheels, plus 110/130/150mm travel 29er versions.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Fluid 140mm
Brand White Brothers

Features 20mm axle
Weight (g) 2040
Available Colours Black
Wheel Size 26
Crown to Axle Length 517
Stanchion Diameter 32
Travel 140
Damping Adjustment Air spring pressure Compression Rebound