Otso Cycles launches Lithic Hiili carbon gravel fork

Full carbon fork with wide tire clearance

Otso Cycles has developed a carbon fork that offers more tire clearance than any other gravel fork currently on the market, the company claims.

The Hiili has massive tire clearance for today's gravel bikes
The Hiili has massive tire clearance for today's gravel bikes

The Hiili fork is the first product from Otso’s new component brand Lithic and according to Otso, the Hiili can accommodate up to a 29x2.1in tire.

The Hiili fork measures in at 400mm from the axle to the crown, has 47mm of offset and uses a 15mm thru-axle. It also uses the road direct mount brake standard.

“Drop-bar bikes are getting more capable every day, and riders are taking them to rougher places, so short travel forks are starting to gain acceptance,” said Chris Fisher, head of operations for Otso.

The Hiili carbon fork will come standard on the Otso Warakin gravel bike
The Hiili carbon fork will come standard on the Otso Warakin gravel bike

The new fork will ship on the company’s Warakin gravel bike and will also be available for after-market purchase.

In addition to offering the full carbon Hiili fork, prospective Warakin buyers can upgrade to the Lauf Grit for $350 or the Fox AX for $650.

Visit otsocycles.com for more information. 

Josh has been riding and racing mountain bikes since 1998. Being stubborn, endurance racing was a natural fit. Josh bankrolled his two-wheeled addiction by wrenching at various bike shops across the US for 10 years and even tried his hand at frame building. These days Josh spends most of his time riding the trails around his home in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, cyclocross, road
  • Preferred Terrain: Anywhere with rock- and root-infested technical singletrack. He also enjoys unnecessarily long gravel races.
  • Current Bikes: Trek Remedy 29 9.9, Yeti ASRc, Specialized CruX, Spot singlespeed, Trek District 9
  • Dream Bike: Evil The Following, a custom Moots 27.5+ for bikepacking adventures
  • Beer of Choice: PBR
  • Location: Fort Collins, CO, USA

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