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First Look – 11Nine Fat-bike Suspension Fork and 15mm Thru Axle Front Hub

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Just in from Lance at 11Nine Fatbikes is their Fat-bike Suspension Fork and 15mm Thru Axle Front Hub! Sent to us for testing, we aim to get it out on the trail ASAP!

We just unboxed the Sub 5-pound beauty and did some initial inspection as well as shot some pix for you all to ogle. Impressions are, thus far, favorable!

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We’ve got to build a wheel for the 15mm Thru Axle hub in the next couple of days and we are hoping that Cross Country racer and Dirt Jump Expert, Aristotle Peters, can debut it at the WORS race at The Rock (Crystal Ridge) in Franklin, WI this weekend. We will keep you posted!

11Nine Fatbike Front Suspension Fork – Measured here are FB.C World HQ

  • Fork Weight – 4lb-14oz (With 15mm Thru Axle installed and uncut steerer)
  • Steerer Tube Length – 260mm uncut
  • Axle to Crown – 480mm to 505mm depending on travel.
  • Travel – 80mm, 100mm and 110mm
  • Maximum Air Pressure – 110psi

11Nine 15mm Thru Axle Fatbike Front Hub

  • 15mm Thru Axle Front Hub
  • 135mm fat-bike specific
  • 200g without the Axle

I’m sure you all have questions! Please understand that this is a soft rollout for this fork. The first run went pretty quickly. Retail Price of the 11Nine fork and the 135mm, Thru Axle Front Hub is $899.00 (USD). Last I heard just a few hours ago Lance had two left from the first run with more expected in a couple of weeks.

Lance and crew are working on their website but, meanwhile, if you are interested in one of these forks shoot them a message through Facebook or email Lance at (11nine@bikerider.com) they will respond, confirm the details and provide them with the information to make a payment.

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Look for more from 11Nine Fatbikes later this year as they are working on both a Ridged and a Full Suspension fatbike frame aimed at All Mountain and Enduro riding. (The photo above, obviously, is the Rigid version) We can’t wait to see them and throw a leg over for some thrashing!

17 Responses to First Look – 11Nine Fat-bike Suspension Fork and 15mm Thru Axle Front Hub

  1. Aristotle August 14, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

    BRAAAP!!!

  2. Clayton August 14, 2013 at 4:19 pm #

    I hate upside down forks. Scratched and gouged sliders suck. Maybe some heavy duty (tear proof?) accordians? Roost guards are not necessary obviously…..but…something is needed IMHO….

  3. John August 14, 2013 at 4:31 pm #

    The axel to crown is 505mm? Is that at 80mm of travel?

    • Sven Haamer August 14, 2013 at 5:18 pm #

      John, looks like we are set up for 110mm out of the box so that is what the 505mm came from! We are going to do some riding as it comes before we tear into is and try to change anything, Report is that it is about 480mm at the 80mm travel mark.

  4. Sam August 15, 2013 at 12:40 am #

    Any idea how much offset?

    • 11nine Fat Bikes August 17, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

      45mm offset

  5. David August 15, 2013 at 1:40 am #

    Is this tapered?

    • Sven Haamer August 15, 2013 at 2:42 pm #

      Straight 1-1/8 steerer.

      • 11nine Fat Bikes August 16, 2013 at 6:10 pm #

        David – the fork that the guys at Fat-Bike are riding on is straight. There is a tapered version available.

  6. Chris August 15, 2013 at 7:01 am #

    I would love to see a future article comparing the pros and cons of a suspension fork vs. a carbon fork. Is there enough benefit to justify the weight?

    • hunter November 2, 2013 at 9:02 pm #

      Pro of a suspension fork I can do a 6-8 foot drops with out it hurting my wrist and ankles since I ride my fatbike in all terrain.

  7. Wyo August 15, 2013 at 8:20 am #

    hmmm, this fork looks EXACTLY like the one featured in the Muru article http://fat-bike.com/2013/07/muru-cycles-swale-o-suspension-fork/

    • Gomez August 15, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

      That’s because it’s the same overseas manufacturer.

  8. John August 15, 2013 at 7:34 pm #

    Carver’s is out also. Looks like the same fork. Bet they sell a bunch of them!

  9. eric Hunter September 11, 2013 at 11:29 pm #

    I am getting this fork A.S.A.P. I need the suspension. Doing 8 foot drops hurt with no suspension and racing Enduro and Dual Slalom but for sand and snow I need a carbon option. Looking to get my hands on one of the new Carbon bikes this winter.

  10. Morpheous October 7, 2013 at 3:02 pm #

    But Gomez, these forks have Orange accents! ;-)

  11. Cash May 7, 2014 at 8:33 pm #

    Will this fork work on a krampus and can you buy it yet?

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