AX - Adventure Cross
Replace A Rigid Gravel Grinder Fork With A 32 Step-Cast AX
The idea came to a few people internally and they made it happen by having the air spring modified down to 40 mm. The enjoyment they found riding it and the positive reactions by others that saw it in the wild got around the office and we decided to delve further into the possibilities.
It was too late to go to the drawing board and design a purpose-built gravel grinder fork in time for our model year 2018 product line release, but we certainly had the time to tune and refine it for the task.
While we're not sure of all of the frames/sizes this iteration will be compatible with, we decided to open this project up to the public willing to live on the cutting edge of early adoption.
32 STEP-CAST AX — Explore the lesser-travelled route, rally loose descents, and brave the elements with the new Adventure Cross (AX) fork, featuring a short-travel specific FLOAT EVOL air spring.
The FIT 4 damper features three on-the-fly settings —Open, Medium, and Firm— making the AX adjustable for any adventure you find yourself on, planned or not. A lightweight 32 Step-Cast chassis with lockout means you'll still get great power transfer on those long stretches of fire road and pavement. With 40 mm of travel, you'll have predictable cornering and descending when the route gets rough.
- Travel Options: 40 mm
- Chassis: Step-Cast
- Wheel: 27.5 / 700c
- Max Tire Size: 700x40c
- Damper: FIT4 3-Pos Lever w/adj
- Axle: Lightweight 15x100 Kabolt axle
- Air Spring :FLOAT EVOL (short travel specific)
- Upper Tube Finish: Black Ano
- Steerer: 1.5 Taper
- Color: Matte Black