This is going to work great for my Haro Zebra new school build!
I bought these forks almost exclusively for the internal, front brake cable routing. The tapered legs, investment cast dropouts, and gloss finish make these forks look badass. They are light and the 990 post placement is perfect.
1. The steerer tube is probably standard length but short for my liking. I don't like running my stem above the end of the steerer tube and with the dust cap and gyro plate, there is no more space to add washers to raise the bar height.
2. Welds - they are not the tightest bead. I would've preferred to see the welds at the dropouts rather than them being smoothed out - if they were small tight beads - but judging by the crown, better as it is.
3. Installing the brake cable is not easy. This isn't so much a con but a caveat. Start with the forks off the bike and push the cable through from the leg cable guide up through the steerer tube. It would be optimal to use a new cable so you can leave plenty of slack on both ends and trim to length as once the cable is in place, it's very difficult to slide it back and forth for precise adjustment. Once the cable is through the forks, put the bearings on/in, slide the forks into the head tube on the frame, then the dust cap, gyro plate (if applicable) stem and compression bolt.
All that being said, the internal routing solves the problem of having to strap the cable to the leg and if you want to run today's larger tire widths, no more rubbing issues. It's also looks super clean! Most manufacturers did this on forks in the mid to late 80's when all freestyle bikes had front brakes. Makes sense Haro would be the ones to have it now since they were the first, dedicated freestyle manufacturer.
I'm going riding now.
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