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[RE-UP] Stampy Fork Test Posted by Nuno on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

 

In case you missed it, here is our most recent Stampy fork test video.

As part of our mission to make the best BMX forks possible, we continue to refine the 41-Thermal® process at all stages of manufacturing. Each step in the process is held under strict scrutiny, and we continue to examine the strength and fatigue testing methods used to evaluate our designs.

In the previous round of Stampy fork tests we blew the industry standard EN tests for bicycle forks out of the water, and yet we still couldn’t break our own fork. In fact, we had to give up after running the fork for 2,000,000 cycles and with the machine operating at its ultimate limit.

So, in order to push the tests and our forks even harder we created an updated rig design that would let us supply much more force than the last time around. With this test we doubled up the cylinders that are applying the load and ramped the force up by 25%, going from 4000 Newtons to 5000 Newtons. That’s just over half a ton! (1124 lbf per cycle). Even so, at half a million cycles we started to wonder how long our forks were going to last, and since our competitor’s forks had already been taken to failure, we decided to ramp up the load on our forks to 6000 Newtons (1349 lbf), 50% higher than the previous tests, and after over 650,000 cycles, we were finally able to break them.

It is important to note that the 41-Thermal forks not only outperformed every other model that we tested by a huge margin, but that they did so while being lighter than most of the other forks too. This is direct evidence that proper design, engineering and manufacturing are much more important factors than simply always making the part heavier in hopes of making it stronger….

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Stampy Fork Test Posted by Francis on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

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As part of our mission to make the best BMX forks possible, we continue to refine the 41-Thermal® process at all stages of manufacturing. Each step in the process is held under strict scrutiny, and we continue to examine the strength and fatigue testing methods used to evaluate our designs.

In the previous round of Stampy fork tests we blew the industry standard EN tests for bicycle forks out of the water, and yet we still couldn’t break our own fork. In fact, we had to give up after running the fork for 2,000,000 cycles and with the machine operating at its ultimate limit.

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R-Series Forks. Tested. Proven. Posted by Francis on Friday, November 11th, 2011

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Our R Series forks (R32/R25/F25) are available now:

  • R32 offset (traditional) or R25 offset (steep)
  • Freestyle (F25) version with R25 offset and U-brake bosses
  • Fully redesigned.
  • Laboratory tested and team proven.
  • New, custom, seamless, tapered, butted and specially formed leg tube shaping for improved grind and guard clearance.
  • All-new steerer tube design improves fatigue strength and includes a built-in, integrated, lower headset seat race.
  • New, optimized, 4mm dropout shape for grind and peg clearance.
  • Updated 7075-T6 pre-load bolt, US Pat. No. 7,591,474
  • Proven 41-Thermal® processed 4130 chromoly
  • Legendary lifetime replacement warranty
  • 3/8” axle slots only
  • Starting at 1lb 15.2oz (885 grams)

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Thunderbolt. Tested. Proven. Posted by Francis on Friday, October 7th, 2011

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Our new Thunderbolt cranks are shipping now. Some aesthetic updates to the previous Twombolt crank should be immediately clear, but the biggest improvements have been made in the manufacturing stages.

Unlike ordinary heat-treatments, which are often merely an after-thought, The 41-Thermal® process encompasses all stages of production, and includes our own joint preparation controls, refined welding techniques (now visible in the crank’s larger weld beads), and of course, in the post-weld heat-treatment system that we originally pioneered in 1999 and continue to refine and tweak to this day.

  • Laboratory tested and team proven
  • Updated open-ended spindle cap
  • New wedge cluster band with greater flexibility
  • Never-Wobble crank arm and spindle interface guarantee
  • 41-Thermal® lifetime replacement warranty against bending, cracking and breaking
  • US Pat. Nos. 7,267,030, 7,523,684, 7,523,685, and/or 7,770,492
  • 1 lb. 11.8 oz. (788g)
  • 175 or 180mm
  • RHD or LHD
  • Available now in Black, White and Limited Edition Colors

For the first time, we have decided to share how we lab test our cranks…

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