November 29, 2015

33 Days – The Super fork Story – Part 1

33 Days until Hoffman Bikes 25th Anniversary IT’S FASTER THAN A RAMP LAYERED IN STEEL. MORE POWERFUL THAN 4130 BAR STOCK. ABLE TO LEAP TALL RAMPS AND LAND COMPLETE FLAT BOTTOM. IT’S THE… SUPER FORK!!! Early 1993, after breaking and bending virtually every stem and fork on the market, Mat Hoffman, Chad Harrington and Kris Gack came up with a revolutionary design that changed how all forks and stems would be designed from that point forward.. This new fork and stem designs focused in on the issues of bending steerer tubes and stems breaking. The fork design featured an I-beam inserted into the steerer tube for added strength. The Steerer tube also extended about 2 1/4″ above the headset. The stems were machined from aluminum with allen bolts which tighten on to the reinforced steerer tube. After months of rigorous testing by Hoffman team riders and several design changes the”SUPER FORK” were […]