The folks behind Bombtrack Bicycle Co. just unveiled a new parts and accessories brand, SEIDO Components, through which they’ll soon be bringing a massive variety of adventure-focused items to the market. Read on to learn more about SEIDO and find an exclusive look at their first product, the full-carbon MGV cargo fork…
Our friends at Bombtrack Bicycle Company in Cologne, Germany, just announced the launch of SEIDO Components (@seido_components), a new brand of adventure-focused components and accessories that takes everything they’ve learned throughout years of developing and riding off-road bikes under the Bombtrack name and makes it available to the broader market. Getting its name from the Japanese word that loosely translates to “precision,” SEIDO will be releasing everything from handlebars, to racks, to tires, to pedals, and a little bit of everything in between. They already have several upcoming launches planned for 2022, and they’re kicking things off with the highly anticipated MGV carbon cargo fork—more on that below.
Introducing their ambitions, SEIDO’s product designer Jonas Bandke (formerly of Bombtrack) said, “When designing our collection, we’re not trying to reinvent the wheel – our objectives are to make parts that fit a specific need without over-engineering them and make them as widely available as possible.” That’s exciting news from our perspective, as we welcome any and all practical components that address the needs of bikepackers, especially during the ongoing parts shortage. Even better if they’re not priced at the very top end. And if SEIDO’s first product is any indication, I think they’ll be a brand to watch in the coming years.
SEIDO MGV Fork
Picking up where Bombtrack’s EXT V1 and V2 forks left off and redesigned from the ground up based on customer feedback, the all-new SEIDO MGV Fork is a lightweight, feature-packed full UD carbon fork that can accommodate hefty payloads of up to 18 kilograms/40 pounds on a low-rider rack. It’s sports three-pack mounts on each blade for running cargo cages, a drilled crown for installing a light or rack, fender mounts, and internal brake and dynamo routing. The flat-mount MGV will clear up to a 29 x 2.25″ or 27.5 x 2.5″ tire and fits 160-180mm rotors. It has a 53mm offset, 410mm axle-to-crown, and 12×100 axle spacing, making it suitable for many of today’s gravel/all-road rigs. Priced at $467 (€349.99/£299.99), the MGV fork will also be available with Bombtrack branding for Bombtrack riders who want to upgrade their existing fork.
I’ve been running a SEIDO MGV Fork on my all-roader, a Purple Haze from Dresden-based Sour Bicycles (@sour.bicycles) for several months now (more on that bike once the build is dialed in), and my initial impressions are wholly positive. It’s clear they’ve taken feedback from bikepackers to heart with the MGV, as it addresses all of my gripes about Bombtrack’s original EXT fork and leaves very little to be desired.
Upcoming SEIDO Launches
SEIDO’s recently published website displays a wide range of products they’ll be launching eventually. A handful of items that will be available very shortly include their new ultralight, all-road Acceleron and heavy-duty Magnon wheelsets, multi-terrain, tubeless-ready Spade tires, super grippy TAB bar tape, and a suite of saddles (including a relaunched version of the Origin, as mentioned in our recent Best Saddles for Bikepacking post, linked below). Beyond these items, there’s a lot more to be found on their website, with photos and detailed descriptions of everything, and plenty more on the way beyond what’s already visible.
The full range of SEIDO components will be available worldwide, especially through those outlets where you can already find Bombtrack. Head over to SEIDO-Components.com to explore the full range of parts and accessories, and stay tuned for more details on future launches.
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