Continuous fibers:

The main carbon fibers run uninterrupted all the way from the top of the steerer down to the dropouts, allowing maximum stiffness and durability at a very low weight. Common carbon fiber forks are made from several parts glued together (e.g. steerer, fork legs, crown, dropouts). In addition, all “Scapula” forks use a special kind of fibers. They do come at a higher price, but their superior strength and the resulting doubled stiffness compared to ordinary carbon fiber forks make them the obvious choice for our forks.

Varying wall thickness:

In all parts of the fork, wall thickness and direction of the carbon fibers are carefully chosen depending on the kinds of forces encountered in actual riding conditions. The interior cross-section of the steerer tube, for example is oval instead of round, as the greatest forces a fork is subjected to are from the front. Thus, the “Scapula” forks are both stiffer AND lighter than competitors’ forks with ordinary round steerers.

Aluminum crown race:

The lower headset race sits on an aluminum sleeve bonded to the carbon fiber fork crown. Compared to a carbon fiber headset seat, the aluminum sleeve provides a more exact alignment of the headset race and will keep its shape better even after multiple headset changes.

Carbon fiber dropouts:

For weight reasons, the dropouts have a carbon fiber core. Aluminum inserts protect the dropout against compression by the axle and quick release. Together, the construction yields a sensationally light part which is fully capable of standing up to every day racing use.

No star-fangled nut in the steerer:

There is no need for a crude clamping mechanism with the “Scapula”. The upper section of the steerer tube has been fitted with large threads. Simply cut the fork to length and insert the supplied adapter. Headset adjustments are made using an ordinary M6 bolt.

Ordinary designs use a sharp-edged star-fangled nut which is hammered into the steerer or a wedge-type expander. Both designs increase weight and diminish longevity. Not so with “Scapula”!

Protected brake hole:

The bolt holding the front brake is fixed securely in an insert made from hardened aluminum. Thus, the bolt is not in direct contact with the carbon fiber. The fibers are securely protected, and forces are distributed evenly.Die tragenden Kohlefasern verlaufen über die gesamte Länge der Gabel, also vom Schaftende bis zu den Ausfallenden. Dadurch wird bei geringstem Gewicht die höchstmögliche Belastbarkeit erreicht. Herkömmliche Konstruktionen bestehen aus mehreren, miteinander verklebten Einzelteilen (z.B. eingeklebtes Schaftrohr, verklebte Ausfallenden). Weiterhin kommt eine ganz spezielle, extrem teure Faserart zum Einsatz. Sie besitzt eine höhere Festigkeit und nahezu die doppelte Steifigkeit gegenüber herkömmlichen Kohlefasern.