Owned and operated by Matias Stridsland in Denmark, Stridsland is a small-batch production brand that is largely focused on unique components for mountain bikes from the 1980s and ’90s. They launched their Barnacle Fork last year, which was exciting to anyone looking to add some modern utility and versatility to their favorite retro mountain bike, and now they’re back in a lighter weight version.
The new Stridsland Barnacle Lite Fork uses double-butted tubing and a lighter construction to save about 200 grams from the original. It has three-pack mounts on both legs, a 400mm axle-to-crown, and a generous 300mm steerer tube. The Barnacle Lite is TIG welded, brazed, sandblasted, polished, then clear powder coated over a raw finish that will eventually rust.
The fork comes in three configurations:
- 9×100mm quick release with a 1″ threadless steerer (disc and rim brake)
- 9×100mm quick release with a 1-1/8″ threadless steerer (disc and rim brake)
- 15×100mm thru axle version with a 1-1/8″ threadless (disc brake only)
All versions have passed the gnarliest lab test (ISO 4210 at MTB level), use a 1″ crown race seat, weigh roughly 1,300 grams (2.9 pounds), and are made in Taiwan. They have clearance for 26 × 3″, 27.5 × 2.6″, or 700 x 48mm tires.
Stridsland ships worldwide, and the Barnacle Lite Fork costs 1,950 DKK including VAT for folks in the European Union or 1,560 DKK (~$220 USD) for buyers overseas. Learn more at Stridsland.com.
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