This fork is a cnc-machined dream out of 7075 aluminum.
The result of 5 years of experience. Experience of suspension technologie. The result is the
To be honest, the upsidedown-principle has advantages over the rightsideup. But it also have disadvantages, like every construction.
So the whole
There is one thing Intend learned during making suspension forks. The weak point is the joint of the crown and steerertube. It is flexible, can creak and cause problems wherever you look. The steerer tube of the
The damping of the
There is a long rubber bladder on the inside of the stanchion. This makes it easy to assemble and disassemble the unit for service or tuning.
The air spring of the Intend forks are made with a special mechanism to fill both chambers, negative and positive in the same time. There are 2 valves, which gets connected when you mount a shock pump and gets seperated when you dismount the shock pump.
There is a special pneumatic air lip-seal to provide a friction-reduced air system. There is no second positive chamber. With the large negative chamber, the Intend forks have a super supple beginning stroke without a hanging curve in the middle. With this construction it is not necessary to go the way with third chambers. It is easier to set up, it has lower friction (just imagine a normal quadring instead of a pneumatic air seal, and then imagine you have TWO of this quadrings inside, this is the opposite of what you want…) and is easy to manage with volume spacers to avoid bottom out.
And you can add the travel by simply add or remove 10mm spacers.
The upper legs of the
What is the
It is a special treatment of the surfaces of the stanchions. It should not be too flattened, but not to rough, just a perfect balance.
|Product Name:||Intend Blackline Ebonite Suspension Fork - 29" | 160mm | 44mm Offset | Tapered - 15x110mm Boost|
|usage bikesport:||MTB, Enduro, Freeride|
|brake type:||Disc Brake|
|wheel size:||28" (29") (622mm)|
|axle standard:||15x110mm Boost (FW)|
|air/coil spring:||Air spring|
|fork/shock adjustability:||Pressure positive air chamber, Air volume, Low speed rebound|
|fork length (axle to crown):||529mm|
|suspension:||Air sprung, adjustable progression with 3in1 volume spacer|
|damping:||Oil damped, adjustable in Lowspeedcompression and -rebound|
|Steerer tube Ø:||1 1/8"-1 1/2" tapered|
|disc brake mount:||PM (7") 180mm|
|max. disc diameter:||223mm|
|fork construction:||Classic Suspension Fork|