Our Director forks are now available in Purple Rain. It’ll make your bike looking so hot, doves will cry. Read more to find out what makes these forks lighter and more durable than traditional front wheel holders.
Director forks are back in stock and are now available in Ocean Blue and Florescent Red.
Hit up the shops and say, “Hello.”
Interbike 2009 just started today and the first feature up in our flipbook is the Purple Rain Colorway. As with all of our flipbooks, these guys are portable. Click the EMBED button to copy the HTML code you need to post it in your MySpace, blogs, profiles, websites, etc.
There’s one added feature to these flipbooks as well. In the dice, where it says ODYSSEY BMX INTERBIKE, you’ll notice two arrows (you may need to clear your browser’s cache and hit refresh). Clicking these arrows will cycle through all of the flipbooks uploaded for Interbike. There’s only 2 right now but as the day goes on, there will be more to come.
Also, check out B-Dubb’s Flickr Stream. He’s been posting up a storm.
Click HERE for the full-sized version of the flipbook.
Read more for the HTML version.
Director Forks are shipping now.
- New steerer tube and leg joint is stronger than conventional designs.
- Butted and tapered “direct” legs prevent rail and grind hang-ups.
- 10mm hollow integrated leg dropouts.
- 1 lb. 15.6 oz. (895.8g) with uncut 170mm steerer tube and pre-load bolt.
- 3/8” axle slots only.
- Rustproof finishing prior to powdercoating.
- Black and white (limited soon).
Expect to see them at distributors/shops in roughly two weeks.
Info straight from the box is as follows:
While the Director Fork may look different from what you’re used to, the geometry and feel is an identical match with traditional forks. The axle is in the same position as it would be with a “normal” fork design.
The Director’s differences are rooted in the use of new construction techniques. The steerer tube is connected to the legs by using a joint design that is a substantial improvement over ordinary tubular crown forks. The legs have been angled forward so the hollow dropouts can blend smoothly into the leg tubing, while also maintaining a “traditional” axle position. By running the legs “directly” from where the load is applied (at the steerer tube), to where it is reacted against (at the axle), the mechanical efficiency has been maximized in this structure. The end result is improved performance and durability.
The dropouts are formed from the leg itself, rather than being a basic welded on plate that is left to “flap in the breeze” like on a conventional fork. This design, combined with a 10mm thickness, makes bent dropouts a thing of the past. The hollow dropouts are not only dramatically stronger, they’re lighter too.
While weighing in at less than most “racing specific” chromoly forks, the Director Fork is intended for use with every style of riding.