White Brothers’ superlight twin crown Groove Race downhill fork is a great alternative race option for the money.
The multi-piece, slim brace construction of the Groove might look old-skool, but its bolted axle stiffness is up there with the bigger legged forks.
The step-up crown with a direct-ﬁt four-bolt stem option is a really neat piece too, although steering lock is limited by the narrow stance.
White Brothers have stuck to their own nitrogen separated twin chamber damping for years, and while ride quality isn’t outstanding it is consistent.
Full compression and rebound tweaking, plus positive/negative air springs make it easily tuneable. But it’s the superlight weight that really makes it stand out for riders who prize agility.
|Name||Groove Race Fork (09)|
|Description||# DH-Race dual triple clamp fork # Positive/ Negative air springs with air preload # Nitrogen charged oil damping system # External rebound and compression damping adjustments # Enduro wiper seals # Oil bath lubrication # One piece arch assembly, extended overlap bushing system and 32mm 7000 series stanchions # 1-1/8" heavy walled threadless aluminum steerer tube # IS-TA (51mm) disc brake compatible only # Travel: 180mm # Spring: air + / - # Dropout: through-axle|
|Steerer Size||1 1/8|
|Max. Fork Travel||180mm|
|Dropout Type||Thru Axle|
|Spring Adjustment||Positive and Negative Schrader Valves|