Owned and operated by Matias Stridsland, Stridsland started out as a place for Matias to share his photos and love for bikes. In 2019, he registered it as a business and started focusing more on designing bicycle parts for retro mountain bike conversions. The current lineup includes 94 BCB chainrings, self-extracting crank bolts, the infamous “Ride Slow, Die Whenever” stickers, and more. The latest addition to the Stridsland lineup, the Barnacle Fork, has been in development for three years and will be exciting to anyone looking to add some modern utility and versatility to their favourite retro mountain bike.
Stridsland Barnacle Fork Specs
- Available in four versions: a 9mm QR version, and a 15×100 thru axle version in 1″ threadless and 1-1/8″ threadless
- The QR version is disc and rim brake compatible (ETRTO 559 / 26″), and the Thru version is disc only.
- 400mm axle to crown. This is a critical element of its design, as running a fork thats even just 20mm too long will do all kinds of terrible things to a bike’s handling and self-esteem.
- 43mm offset, which is similar to what most retro MTB forks had. Results in a mid to high trail number on frames with a 70-73 degree head angle. Loaded or not, fast or slow, it just friggin works.
- 350mm steerer, which should be plenty for most folks out there, even if your headtube is over the 200mm mark.
- Max tire clearance 26 × 3″, 27.5 × 2.6″, or 700 x 48mm!
- It’s got all the mounts so you can make any old bike a bike camping bike.
- ED coated to help protect against internal rust, and a solid gloss black powder coat for resilience!
- They’ve passed the gnarliest lab test (ISO 4210 at MTB level).
- Made in Taiwan.
The Barnacle Fork costs 1,650DKK (~$234 USD) and will be available tomorrow at 8:30 pm CET (2:30 pm EST) from Stridsland.com.
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