The Scapula CT is a carbon fork model with 1 1/4 headset below (tapered). With this geometry the fork is slightly superior to the Scapula SP.
Specifications are convincing: By creating an extremely high lateral stiffness (55 N/mm) the fork still has an outstanding driving comfort.
The triangular structure with 60 N/mm longitudinal stiffness gives perceptible comfort by relieving the muscles on uneven ground and saves human resources for more important tasks.
The low weight of the fork is self-evident for a THM product. Only 275 g with 200 mm shaft length is a substantial contribution to saving energy when on a mountain track.
- tapered, 1 1/8 Zoll - 1 1/4 Zoll
- 275g (0.61lbs) w/ 200mm steerer
- 295g (0.65lbs) w/ 300mm steerer
- steerer length: 300 mm; can be cut down to 130 mm min.
- integrated fork cone 45°
- rake: 45mm
- fork crown diameter: 53mm
- length (dropout to crown race): 372mm
- max. tire clearance: 25mm
- max. permissible total weight: 110kg (243lbs) (rider+bicycle+luggage)
Safety first! As any fork may be the one you will be riding, THM had to take special precautions. THM forks are tested both in-house and by external labs to ensure that the fork will survive the rigors of racing.
THM's tests are realistic computer-controlled simulations of loads encountered under extreme racing conditions. However, they are never satisfied with a successful test – THM will increase the load until they can force the component to break. THM then analyzes the fracture to gain additional knowledge about the fork’s behavior in extreme situations.
Cyclical load tests are currently the best testing methods. THM is are not satisfied with in-house testing only. In addition, independent external labs run further tests, certifying the enormous reliability of THM forks.